Affiliated PhD Students

Daniel Gomez Vasquez

Daniel Gómez-Vásquez is a 5th-year PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics. Before arriving at Texas A&M, Daniel was Research Assistant and Program Manager at the Rosario Experimental and Behavioral Economics Laboratory – REBEL in Bogotá, Colombia. In his work, he uses a variety of empirical methods, including laboratory, online, and field experiments, in conjunction with survey and administrative data. His research interests lie in the economics of labor and education, including but not limited to hiring discrimination, employment dynamics in multi-racial or multi-ethnicity settings, informal labor markets, and teamwork cooperation and conflict resolution.

Maxwell Bullard

Maxwell Bullard is a 4th-year Phd student in the Department of Economics. As an applied microeconomist, his research spans the fields of public, health, and behavioral economics. His current research focus centers on questions relating to child welfare, child adoption, and foster care. Max utilizes both naturally occurring variation and designed-based experiments to measure the causal effects of important events and policies on issues relating to children.

Max holds a Bachelors of Science in business economics and a Masters of Science in Applied Economics with an emphasis in mathematics from Marquette University.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert is a 4th-year PhD student in the Department of Economics. She previously completed a B.S. in Economics (Texas A&M University ’13), M.S in International and Development Economics (University of San Francisco ’17), and was a Project Manager for Professor Catherine Wolfram (Energy institute at Haas-UC Berkley). 

Miranda utilizes field and lab experiments along with applied microeconomic methods to study topics encompassed in behavioral and public/labor economics. Her current research uses a gender and development lens to look at the individual and community implications of war as well as the gender differences in promotion/evaluations. Her solo-authored work examines gender differences in the job market for field enumerators in the global south.

Zachary Pierce

Zachary Pierce is a 4th-year PhD student in the Department of Economics. His research focuses on how firm ownership structures affect incentives and behavior within firms, in particular looking at comparing capital owned and labor owned firms. He graduated from Saint Michael’s College in 2019 with a B.A. in economics