Alma  Gracic

Alma Gracic

PhD Candidate, Economics

Biography

Alma Gracic is a doctoral job market candidate at the Department of Economics, University of Miami. In her thesis work she anticipates to predict economic indicators based on social media behavior, studying news media impact and user-generated content network effects. Through data mining techniques, her study attempts to fill the gaps between social media-based forecasting and dynamics of information diffusion through social networks. Prior to Alma's studies at the Miami Herbert Business School, she earned a BA in Chemistry from Earlham College and worked on a medical device project design in the field of ophthalmic devices (smart contact lenses) at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

Alma is on the job market and will be available for interviews at the January 2020 ASSA meeting in San Diego, CA. 

Research Interests

Applied Econometrics, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Behavioral Economics, Financial Economics, Political Economy.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Principles of Macroeconomics, Miami Herbert Business School, Summer 2019
  • Teaching Assistant, Miami Herbert Business School, 2015-Present
  • R&D Research Associate, VISTAKON, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Jacksonville, 2013-2015

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Economics, Miami Herbert Business School, 2020
  • B.A., Chemistry, Earlham College, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Economics Research Fellowship, University of Miami, 2015–2020
  • The Shelby Davis Scholarship, United World College Scholars Program, 2007-2013
  • Earlham International Scholarship, Earlham College, 2009-2013
  • YSI Travel Stipend, Institute for New Economic Thinking, 2019
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina Mathematics Competition, Regional First Place, 2005
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