PhD Students on the Job Market

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PhD Job Placement Data

Faculty director names are indicated in parentheses.


Mark Albertson (Roberto Samaniego)

  • MITRE Corporation, International Macro Portfolio; Full-Time 

Friederike Langowski (Michael Bradley)

  • International Monetary Fund; Economist Program (EP)

Vitaliy Novik (Donald Parsons & Remi Jedwab)

  • U.S. Census Bureau, Economist; Full-Time

Gonzalo Dionis (Tomas Williams)

  • International Monetary Fund, Economist

Xinxin Cao (Arun Malik)

  • St. Lawrence University; Visiting Assistant Professor

Jonah Coste (Paul Carrillo)

  • Federal Housing Finance Agency

Peter Devine (Sumit Joshi)

  • Council on Foreign Relations: International Affairs

Nathaniel Harris (Anthony M. Yezer)

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Gonzalo Huertas (Tomas Williams)

  • International Monetary Fund

Jeffrey Kuo (Joseph Pelzman)

  • Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER); Tenure-track Assistant Research Fellow

Chuanhao Lin (Anthony Yezer)

  • George Washington University; Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

Bozhen Liu (Stephen Smith & Bryan Stuart)

  • JINAN University (暨南大学); Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Yunsheng Ma (Tomas Williams)

  • Capital One

Rully Prassetya (Graciela Kaminsky)

  • World Bank (Consultant Economist)

Xiaoying Yang (Arun Malik)


  • Shenzhen MSU-BIT University; Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)


Zheyu Yang (Graciela Kaminsky)

  • Moody's Analytics




Ruoyu Chen (Arun Malik)

  • University of Windsor; Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)

Hyung Joon Chung (Anthony Yezer)

  • Korea Real Estate Institute (KRERI)

Ebad Ebadi (Meggie Chen & R. Jedwab)

  • World Bank (Economist)

Taesik Kim (Wallace Mullin)

  • Korea Energy Economic Institute (KEEI); Associate Research Fellow

Tyler Remick (Bryan Stuart & Stephanie Cellini)

  • US Securities and Exchange Commission (Full time)

Naixin Zhu (Nicholas Vonortas)

  • Meta (Full time)


Nisan Gorgulu (R. Jedwab and S. Smith)

  • Copenhagen Business School (Postdoc)

Bo Jiang (P. Labadie)

  • Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Assistant Professor (Full-time Tenure Track)

Han Liu (A. Yezer)

  • Capital One (full-time)

Hector Tzavellas (S. Joshi)

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)


Huong (Alicia) Dang (R. Samaniego)

  • Union College New York (Tenure Track)

Eiji Goto (T. Sinclair)

  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (Tenure Track)

Jin Ho Kim (R.Samaniego)

  • Oxford University (Lecturer in Economics)

Andrea Lopez-Luzuriaga (P. Carrillo)

  • Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá Colombia (Tenure Track)

Chad A. Redmer (A. Yezer)

  • U.S. Naval Academy (Tenure Track)

Abhilasha Sahay (S. Smith and R. Jedwab)

  • World Bank

Qiang Zheng (M. Chen)

  • CLSA Americas


Vida Bobic (S. Smith)

  • Inter-American Development Bank

Gao Chen (J. Shambaugh)

  • Capital University of Economics and Business

Aaditya Dar (S. Smith)

  • Indian School of Business

Xudong Guo (T. Sinclair)

  • Shanghai University

Jozefina Kalaj (B. Chiswick)

  • Pepperdine University

Amjad Khan (R. Jedwab)

  • World Bank-Yong Professionals Program

YanZhao Lai (N. Vonortas)

  • SouthWest JiaoTong University

Rafael Lopez-Monti (P. Labadie)

  • Elliot School of International Affairs (Contract)

Tian Luan (A. Yezer)

  • Freddie Mac

Haixiao Wu (A. Yezer)

  • Nanjing Audit University

Xiaohui (Sharon) Wu (M. Bradley)

  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Cheng Xu (A. Malik and L. Brooks)

  • Capitol One


Olga Bespalova (R. Phillips)

  • International Monetary Fund

Constantin Burgi (J. Foster)

  • St. Mary's College (tenure track)

Md. Nazmul Hoque (B. Boulier, S. Emran)

  • East West University, Bangladesh

Jason Russ (A. Malik)

  • World Bank

Sam Zhang (J. Shambaugh)

  • International Monetary Fund


Zhe Fu ( C. Wei)

  • University of International Business and Economics, China (tenure track)

Molly Jacobs (D. Parsons)

  • East Carolina University (tenure track)

Xiaofan Meng (V. Fon)

  • Fannie Mae

Min Wu (M. Chen)

  • Moody's Analytics

Hang Zhou (J. Shambaugh)

  • University of International Business and Economics, China (tenure track)

Jialiang Zhu (W. Mullin)

  • Xiamen University, WISE, China (tenure track)


Ferhat Bilgin (F. Joutz, J. Pelzman)

  • Econometrica, Inc

Shan Li (B. Chiswick)

  • Central University of Finance and Economics, China (tenure track)

Stephen Popick (A. Yezer)

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Ahmed Rostom (F. Joutz , J. Pelzman)

  • World Bank

Weihua Zhao (A. Yezer)

  • University of Louisville (tenure track)

Amy Y. Guisinger (T. Sinclair)

  • Lafayette College (tenure track)

Yuzhen He (M. Chen)

  • University of International Business and Economics, China (tenure track)

Chun Kuang (A. Yezer)

  • East Carolina University (tenure track)

Xiaohan Ma (R. Samaniego)

  • Texas Tech University (tenure track)

Shunqin Chen (C. Wei)

  • Fannie Mae

2015 and earlier

Sebastian Acevedo (T. Sinclair)

  • International Monetary Fund

Sabine Ahmed (M. Chen)

  • World Bank

Melanie Allwine (J. Foster)

  • Randolf-Macon College (tenure track)

Saher Asad (S. Smith)

  • Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan (tenure track)

Ge Bao  (M. Chen)

  • University of International Business and Economics, China (tenure track)

Daniel Broxterman (A. Yezer)

  • Florida State University (tenure track)

Matt Darst (A. Fostel)

  • The Federal Reserve Board

Marina Gindelsky (B. Chiswick)

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis

Chrysanthi Hatzimasoura

  • The Lab@ DC

Ehraz Refayet (A. Fostel)

  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Chen Song (A. Malik)

  • University of International Business and Economics, China (tenure track)

Albert Wood (A. Malik)

  • Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State

Murat Issabayev (J. Pelzman)

  • International School of Economics at Kazakh-British Technical University (tenure track)

Yiseon Yoo (A. Malik)

  • Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade

Annette Kyobe (G. Kaminsky)

  • International Monetary Fund

Jeremy Larrieu (S. Joshi)

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Pablo Vega-Garcia

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (tenure track)

Gabriela Aparicio (P. Carrillo and S. Emran)

  • Inter-American Development Bank (post-doc)

Ogdan Bonca (J. Pelzman)

  • Capital One

Kiyong Jeon (W. Mullin)

  • Posco Research Institute, South Korea 

Yao Pan (P. Carrillo and S. Smith)

  • Aalto University (former Helsinki School of Economics) (tenure track)

Jon Rothbaum (J. Foster)

  • US Census

Yu Sun  (R. Samaniego)

  • Singapore Management University (tenure track)

Aaron Elron (A. Malik)

  • Sewanee: The University of the South (tenure track)

Yueqing Jia (T. Sinclair)

  • Capital One

Virginia Robano (S.Smith)

  • The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Jane Yoo (P. Labadie)

  • Ajou University, Korea (tenure track)

Pingkang Yu (A. Yezer)

  • Renmin University, China (tenure track)

Gurkan Ay (D. Parsons)

  • ERS Group

Sungil Kwak (S. Smith)

  • Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Will Larson (A. Yezer)

  • Federal Housing Finance Agency

Yi Song (M. Moore)

  • Fannie Mae

Yaroslava V. Babych (G. Kamisky)

  • International School of Economics at Tibilisi State University, Georgia (tenure track)

Anastasia Guscina (R. Samaniego)

  • International Monetary Fund

Zhaoyang Hou (S. Smith and S. Emran)

  • National University of Singapore (visiting fellow)

Poonpat Leesombatpiboon (F. Joutz)

  • Ministry of Energy, Thailand

Brett Rayner (M. Cipriani)

  • International Monetary Fund 

Chao Yue Tian (A. Yezer)

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (post-doc)

Cigdem Akin (F. Joutz)

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center, Italy

Joshua (Tony) Castleman (S. Smith)

  • Academy for Educational Development

Mary Catherine Foreman (J. Cordes)

  • Department of Homeland Security

Kotaro Ishi (F. Joutz)

  • International Monetary Fund

Issouf Samake (F. Joutz)

  • International Monetary Fund

Jeremy Schwartz (D. Parsons)

  • Loyola University Maryland (tenure track)

Elaine Frey (A. Malik)

  • California State University, Long Beach (tenure track)

Mohamed El Amine Mati (G. Kaminsky)

  • International Monetary Fund

Jevergenijs Steinbuks (A. Yezer)

  • Churchill College, Cambridge University, England

Jennifer Gravelle (H. Watson)

  • U.S. Goverment Accountability Office

Dongsoo Kim (A. Yezer)

  • Korean Institute of Transportation Research

Yoriy Plypchuk (R. Trost)

  • St. Mary's College, Maryland

Laura Schultz (F. Joutz and B. Fraumeni)

  • University at Albany (SUNY) (tenure track)

Kyongsei Sohn (B. Boulier)

  • SUNY- Brockport (tenure track)

Erwin Tiongson (M. Moore and S. Smith)

  • World Bank

Niels-Hugo Blunch (D. Ribar)

  • Washington and Lee University (tenure track)

Robert Jin-Ho Choi (C. Snyder)

  • Fannie Mae

Christian Crowley (F. Joutz and A. Malik)

  • Office of Policy Analysis, U.S. Department of the Interior

Amany El- Anshasy (M. Bradley)

  • United Arab Emirates University (tenure track)

Dahlia El-Hawary (M. Bradley)

  • Part-time teaching, Egypt

Alejandro Guerson (G. Kaminsky)

  • World Bank; International Monetary Fund

Di Guo  (R. Trost)

  • dsGlobal, Inc

Feng Liu (A. Yezer)

  • National Association of Realtors

Hanan Morsy (G. Kaminsky)

  • International Monetary Fund

Frank David Osiniski (W. Mullin)

  • Bates White

Maria Pia Iannariello (G. Kaminsky)

  • Inter-American Development Bank

Moataz El-Said (S. Smith)

  • International Monetary Fund

Chi-Ung Song (B. Boulier)

  • Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)


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