Previous PhD Graduates

If you are an alumna or alumnus of the program, please visit the Alumni Outcomes page to learn more about how to stay involved and please see our recent PhD Job placements at the bottom of this page.




2019-2020 Job Market Candidates

Ph.D Student, Alicia (Huong) Dang, in front of a white background



Alicia (Huong) Dang

  • Primary Areas of Concentration: Applied, Microeconomics
  • Secondary Areas: Industrial Organization, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics
  • Job Market Paper Title: Industrial Policy, Technology, and Political Connections
  • Advisors: Roberto Samaniego, Benjamin Williams, James Foster
  • Phone: 202-640-8565
  • Email: [email protected]


PhD Alumni, Eiji Goto, wearing a grey suit and red tie in front of a blurred background



Eiji Goto

  • Primary Areas of Concentration: Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics
  • Secondary Areas: International Finance, Economic Forecasting
  • Job Market Paper Title: Industry Impacts of Unconventional Monetary Policy
  • Advisors: Tara M. Sinclair, Michael D. Bradley, Frederick  L. Joutz
  • Email: [email protected] 


PhD student, Yuxuan Huang, wearing a dark blue suit in front of a city skyline



Yuxuan Huang

  • Primary Areas of Concentration: International Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics
  • Secondary Areas: International Finance, Applied Econometrics
  • Job Market Paper Title: Reserve Requirement Policy and Interest Rate Gaps
  • Advisors: Jay C. Shambaugh, Michael D. Bradley, Benjamin Williams
  • Phone: 202-368-8168
  • Email: [email protected]

PhD Student, Jin Ho Kim, wearing a black suit with a mint tie in front of a white background



Jin Ho Kim

  • Primary Areas of Concentration: Labor Economics, Development Economics
  • Secondary Areas: Macroeconomics, Applied Microeconomics
  • Job Market Paper Title: Minimum Wage, Informality, and Non-Compliance
  • Advisors: Roberto Samaniego, Benjamin Williams, Remi Jedwab
  • Phone: 202-830-5829
  • Email: [email protected]


Phd Student, Andrea Lopez-Luzuriaga, wearing a white shirt with a purple and grey scarf in front of a dark blue background



Andrea Lopez-Luzuriaga

  • Primary Areas of Concentration: Public Economics
  • Secondary Areas: Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics
  • Job Market Paper Title: Less is More? Limits to Itemized Deductions and Tax Evasion
  • Advisors: Paul Carrillo, Arun Malik, Bryan Stuart
  • Phone: 202-656-0235
  • Email: [email protected]


Phd Student, Amir Sadeghi, wearing a brown jacket and grey vest in front of a building with glass windows



Amir Sadeghi

  • Primary Areas of Concentration: International Economics, Macroeconomics
  • Job Market Paper Title: Characterization of the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Output in Oil-Exporting Developing Countries
  • Advisors: Michael D. Bradley, Frederick  L. Joutz, Robert Vigfusson
  • Email: 703-586-3660
  • Phone: [email protected]


PhD Student, Shiyi Wang, wearing a blue suit and eye glasses in front of a brick building



Shiyi Wang

  • Primary Areas of Concentration: International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Secondary Areas: Monetary Economics, Applied Econometrics
  • Job Market Paper Title: International Capital Flow Volatility: The Effects of Local Financial Development and Global Financial Condition
  • Advisors: Graciela L. Kaminsky, Jay C. Shambaugh, Tomas Williams
  • Phone: 571-216-9236
  • Email: [email protected]


PhD Job Placement Data

Faculty director names are indicated in parentheses.

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

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

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

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 (. 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 Organisation 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)