2020 - Marieh Azizirad
Marieh Azizirad is a PhD candidate in economics at SFU who joined the program in Fall 2017. Marieh was born and raised in Iran where she completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in economics. Her research interests are macroeconomics with a focus on monetary economics. The awarded working paper, co-authored with associate professor Lucas Herrenbrueck, developed a model where agents have imperfect information to study the trading halts due to information frictions and beliefs. She is currently a sessional instructor at SFU teaching ECON 305: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. She enjoys both research and teaching, and is planning to stay in academia after completing her PhD.