Zsigmond Pálvölgyi

University of Michigan

Fellowship received in 2018 and 2019
Academic supervisor: Prof. Basit Zafar
Current affiliation: Phd candidate, Department of Economics, University of Michigan

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Outstanding Third Year Paper award, U. of Michigan, 2021
Outstanding Acadamic Achievement Award, Central European University, 2018
Peter Hangartner Fellowship, Central European University, 2017-18
H2D2 student coordinator, 2020-22

Zsigmond Pálvölgyi is a forth year PhD student at the Department of Economics, with interests in Labor Economics and Public Finance. He investigates how economic policy, social identity and discrimination affect family decision making, and how these decisions shape wealth inequality in the long run. Recently, he has been studying how past residential segregation affects the current Black-White wealth gap through the housing market and educational opportunities, for which research he received the Outstanding Third-Year Paper Award. Zsigmond received a BA in Finance and Accounting and an M.A. in Economic Analysis at Corvinus University of Budapest, and holds an MA in Economics from Central European University, where he received the prestigious Peter Hangartner Fellowship. Beside his graduate studies, he worked as a part-time research assistant at the Central Bank of Hungary, Századvég Economic Research Institute, and CEU Microdata.

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