Meet the 2022-2023 Marriner S. Eccles Scholars
The Graduate School at the University of Utah awards Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowships annually to enable graduate students to pursue advanced research projects in areas related to the relationship between politics, public policy and the economy. The scholarship was first awarded in the fall of 1977, making that fall’s cohort the 45e year of the award.
Established by an endowment from Marriner S. Eccles, the first Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, the Marriner S. Eccles Fellowship is intended for full-time graduate students pursuing research in the fields of banking, business, education, finance, humanities, law and social sciences. .
Thanks to the generosity of the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, this prestigious scholarship continues to support graduate students year after year.
Learn more about the Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Scholarship here.
Yuchen Zhang is a rising fourth-year Ph.D. student specializing in finance. He received his bachelor’s degree in logistics management from Lingnan College of Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. After completing his undergraduate studies, Yuchen moved to Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia, where he earned his Masters of Science in Finance. Given her one-year studies in public health school and her exposure to finance research in business school, Yuchen developed a keen interest in corporate governance and healthcare financing. He is grateful to receive this fellowship and wishes to contribute to the literature on corporate governance in nonprofit hospitals and provide policy implications for nonprofit hospitals through his research. He believes this scholarship will prove extremely useful in helping him achieve these goals.
Janae Chandlerdeputy is a doctoral student in family consumer studies. His research focuses on the cognitive and behavioral bases of household financial decisions. Janae is a longtime personal finance educator. For the past ten years, she has taught personal finance at Salt Lake Community College, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. Janae is committed to helping individuals and families improve their financial well-being. With her research, she wants to link theoretical models of consumption and savings to real household financial decisions. She is honored to receive the Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Scholarship. This grant will allow him to devote himself full-time to his thesis which aims to link intertemporal allocation and wealth accumulation to a perceptual bias of exponential growth. Janae looks forward to interdisciplinary collaboration with other scholars interested in the intersection of politics, public policy and economics.
Da Huang is a doctorate. candidate in finance at the David Eccles School of Business. His research interests focus on empirical asset pricing and market microstructure to examine the impact of passive index investing on the mutual fund industry and the efficiency of financial markets. He is a recipient of the Monty & Christine Botosan Bridge to Practice Doctoral Fellowship in recognition of his research excellence. After receiving the Marriner S. Eccles Fellowship, he is excited to continue producing high-quality research to contribute to the conversion of political economy centered on the regulation of financial markets and the investment industry.