Oleksandr (Alex) Zhylyevskyy: About me

Oleksandr (Alex) Zhylyevskyy
Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy

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Curriculum vitae

Biographical sketch

I was born (1979) and grew up in Kherson, Ukraine. My B.A. degree (2000) and M.A. degree (2002) are in economics from the University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy. I completed a Ph.D. degree in economics at the University of Virginia in 2008, and have been at Iowa State University since August of 2008.

Awards, fellowships, and honors

  • 2019 Honorable Mention Paper Award, Food Safety and Nutrition (FSN) section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), July 2020
  • John M. Olin Scholarship in Law and Economics, University of Virginia, Fall 2007
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Virginia, Fall 2006
  • Bankard Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Virginia, Summer 2006
  • MasterCard Fellowship, University of Virginia, Spring 2006
  • DuPont Fellowship, University of Virginia, Fall 2005
  • Graduate Student Paper Award, Society for Computational Economics, June 2005
  • DuPont Fellowship, University of Virginia, Fall 2004
  • Soros' Supplementary Grant, Open Society Institute, June 2003
  • President's Fellowship, University of Virginia, Fall 2002
  • V. Bezsoniw Scholarship, University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy, June 1999
  • President of Ukraine Scholarship, University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy, January 1999
  • Eugene Slutsky Scholarship, University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy, September 1998
  • George Kusiw Scholarship, University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy, June 1998
  • Zenon Babyuk Honorary Scholarship, University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy, June 1997

My research in news media

Hunt, Angie. June 12, 2019. "New economic study shows combination of SNAP and WIC improves food security," ISU News Service; news article link

Hunt, Angie. November 1, 2013. "Parents and price sway food choices for kids," Futurity.org: Health & Medicine; news article link

Hunt, Angie. October 30, 2013. "ISU researchers find prices and family interactions influence eating behaviors," ISU News Service; news article link

Ferlazzo, Mike. September 13, 2012. "'Inefficient' divorces leave couples worse off," Futurity.org: Society & Culture; news article link

Ferlazzo, Michael, Annette Hacker. September 12, 2012. "Iowa State economist finds one in four divorces to be 'inefficient' in new national study," ISU News Service; news article link

Other news media links

Jackson, Sharyn. February 22, 2014. "Iowans with Ukraine ties watch violence," Des Moines Register; news article link

Simpson, Ashley. April 19, 2006. "The road to 1970. Focus: Not just teaching assistants: Committee offers 19 student Graduate Year Fellowships," Cavalier Daily, vol. 116 (122), p. A3; news article link; scanned article (.pdf, 5MB)