Thomas Helgerman

University of Michigan

Received Sylff Fellowship in 2015.

Thomas Helgerman is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Michigan with interests in the economics of gender and family. His ongoing projects investigate the impact of public policy & family decisions on the gender pay gap. He hopes to use tools from microeconomic theory to explore and understand gender inequality in the labor market.

Syff support allowed me to focus entirely on my coursework during my first year at Michigan, instead of splitting my time between studying and teaching. This allowed me to acquire a solid understanding of the foundations of economic theory, which has benefitted me throughout the rest of my graduate career.

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