The Maloof Fellowship

The Maloof Fellowships are funded by the generosity of Edmond D. Villani and the Frederic and Agnes Maloof Foundation. The fellowships support one or more doctoral students in Economics at Georgetown University, particularly students of Lebanese or more broadly Arabic/Middle Eastern descent. 


  • Ammar Farooq

Ammar Farooq's dissertation explores the implications of heterogeneity in labor markets on aggregate productivity and the impact of public policy in improving labor market efficiency. In Ammar's work, he borrows heavily from the literature on search models of the labor market where heterogeneity in the labor market impacts aggregate outcomes. Ammar also uses tools from the applied microeconomics literature to identify the effects of public policies on labor market efficiency. 

  • ​Wenlan Luo

Wenlan's research focuses on the interaction between macroeconomic policy and household heterogeneity. Wenlan asks questions such as how the effects of monetary policy vary across households through credit extensions, how aggregate statistics reveal information on the determinants of top wealth inequality, and how redistributive motive affects optimal income taxation. Wenlan answers these questions both empirically and via quantitative structural models.