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    PhD Placements, 2018-2019

    • PhD alumnus Arthur Spirling receives emerging scholar award
    • Professor Helmke maintains Bright Line Watch to assess health of democracy
    • PhD alumnus Daniel Gillion named 2018 Carnegie Fellow
    • Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson receive 2017 William H. Riker Prize

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