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UO Economics alumnus awarded TPUG Dissertation Award

We are proud to announce that former graduate student Taylor McKenzie received the 2017 Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG) dissertation award.  TPUG is an international forum for researchers in the economics and public policies in the transportation and public utilities industries.  It is one of the oldest associations within the American Economics Associations.  Taylor’s dissertation used Bayesian techniques to estimate firm specific and time varying markups, scale elasticities, productivity and technological efficiency in the railroad markets.  He received his degree in 2017 and took a job at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.