Placement: PhD Economics, MIT | NSF Awardee

Patrick Schwarz looked forward to greater exposure to the world of academic research during his Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at EPIC.

​He decided to join the team of researchers at EPIC because of his interest in applied microeconomics, with a specific interest in energy.

“I felt that working in the context of energy and the environment is incredibly rewarding,” he explained. “Much of the research we do here has direct policy implications, and requires a multi-faceted approach to finding the best answer to complex problems.”

He worked with Michael Greenstone on a variety of projects. One involved analyzing the effect of pollution exposure on human capital in China.

Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, Patrick spent a year working in economic consulting. He graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in Math and Economics.