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Avichal Mahajan receives the 2023 GSEM Young Researcher Award


Dr. Avichal Mahajan was selected as the winner of the 2023 GSEM Young Researcher Award. This award was created in 2019 to promote research within the Geneva School of Economics and Management.

The annual award is given to a young researcher affiliated with the GSEM who has made a meaningful research contribution. The award recognizes the quality and influence of research in the fields of economics, econometrics, finance, management, statistics, and information systems. The Review Committee is chaired by the Vice Dean for Research, Professor Salvatore Di Falco, and is made up of the members of the GSEM Honorary Council.

Dr. Mahajan received the award for the article "Highways and Segregation", in the Journal of Urban Economics. The study looks at the impact of the Interstate Highway System on racial segregation in the United States using historical exploration routes as instruments for highways built. Infrastructure spending is often put forward as a way to reduce regional inequalities. However, such policies can lead to perverse changes in neighborhoods. The article shows that one of the unintended consequences of the construction of highways in the US is segregation.

Avichal Mahajan holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He has contributed to the research undertaken at the GSEM's Institute of Economics and Econometrics in his position as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

> For more information on the awards and nominations received by the GSEM faculty, please click here.


December 22, 2023
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