Ph.D. Placement Summary

Our students find jobs in academia (U.S. and foreign universities), government agencies and central banks, and in the private sector (technology companies, finance, private research organizations). Here’s a breakdown of placements over the past five years, by employment category.


Our students have found jobs in the U.S., Canada, China, Singapore, India, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, South Africa, and in many other countries. Here is a breakdown of initial job placements by geographic location:



Placement by Institution and Year
Name Institution Year
Carolina Acuna Armenta Marquette University  2022
Derek Christopher Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research 2022
Kyle Colangelo Amazon 2022
Aria Golestani Northeastern University 2022
Sidra Haye USC, Schaffer Center for Health Policy and Economics 2022
Shantanu Khanna Northeastern University 2022
Yoonjung Kim Korea Institute for International Economic Policy 2022
Kyle Kole University of Utah 2022
Daniel Ladd Quantitative Economic Solutions 2022
Taylor Mackay California State University, Fullerton 2022
Elizabeth (Molly) Malone Brattle Group 2022
Nishtha Sharma NYU-Abu Dhabi 2022
Zarak Sohail Meta 2022
Joy Diana Xiuyao Yang Washington and Lee University 2022
Erya Yang Sun Yat-sen University Business School 2022
Nayib Rene Zamarripa Central Michigan University 2022
Maysen Yen Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 2021
Sarah Thomaz Economic Health Office, City of Fort Collins, Colorado 2021
Kendrick Morales Spelman College 2021
Alexandra Marr Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) 2021
Fabrizio Marodin Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 2021
Maximillian Littlejohn Millsaps College 2021
Lucie Lebeau Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 2021
Patrick Julius University of Edinburgh 2021
Mark Hup Peking University 2021
Amir Goren Economist, General Motors 2021
Cody Couture Hamilton College 2021
Andrew Benson Sandia National Laboratories 2021
Neil Bennett US Census Bureau in the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division 2020
Andy Zanazanian U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) 2020
Samuel Valdez UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 2020
Nikki Tavasoli FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) 2020
Zachery Schaller Colorado State University 2020
Alexander Parret Google 2020
Amaze Lusompa Kansas City Fed 2020
Paul Jackson National University of Singapore 2020
Francisco Ilabaca Office of Financial Research at the Department of the Treasury 2020
Sanjana Goswami Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore 2020
Brittany Bass Sacramento State University 2019
Nikolaos Charalampidis Laval University 2019
Marco Del Angel Cal State Los Angeles 2019
Kurt Horner Shiv Nadar University, India 2019
Nagwa Khordagui U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General, DC 2019
Alexander Luttmann MITRE Corporation, Transporation Performance and Economic Analysis Div. 2019
Cody Nehiba Louisiana State University 2019
Padma Sharma Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 2019
Michael Shin University of Sydney 2019
Patrick Testa Tulane University 2019
Timothy Young Analysis Group LA 2019
Pratiti Chatterjee University of New South Wales, Sydney 2018
Wyatt Clarke IBM 2018
Kara Dimitruk Stellenbosch University 2018
Si-Yuan Kong MobLab Inc. 2018
Amine Mahmassani Activision 2018
Jessica Monnet Sam Houston State University 2018
Byunggeor Moon Sejong University Seoul, South Korea 2018
Jason Ralston Baylor University Postdoctoral Fellow 2018
Peter Shirley Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research 2018
Cole Williams University of Vienna 2018
Irina Zotova Micronomics 2018
Brian Asquith Post Doc, The National Bureau of Economic Research 2017
Ayushi Bajaj Monash University, Australia 2017
Argo Bhattacharya Ashoka University, India 2017
Ian Burn Stockholm University, Sweden 2017
Mayuri Chaturvedi Post Doc, Columbia University 2017
Nanneh Chehras Amazon 2017
Michael Gou Pricewaterhousecoopers 2017
Michael Guggisberg Institute for Defense Analysis 2017
Louie Liu Southern California Edison 2017
Fulya Ozcan Amazon 2017
Mario Silva Tongji University, China 2017
Anne Carpenter University of Nevada, Reno 2016
Ian Finn Welch Consulting, Los Angeles 2016
Matthew Kidder University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China 2016
Paul Lombardi Post Doc, UC Davis 2016
Sam Lundstrom Litigation Analytics 2016
Brent Lutes Brattle Group 2016
Kim Makuch Federal Communications Commission 2016
Garret Ridinger University of Nevada, Reno 2016
Jennifer Muz George Washington University 2016
Michael Sacks West Virgina University 2016
Paul Stroik Northern Illinois University 2016
Jiaxi Wang Uber, Beijing, China 2016
Xiyan Wang JD Power, Los Angeles 2016
Katherine Williams Analysis Group, Los Angeles 2016
Blake Allison Emory University 2015
Patrick Button Tulane University 2015
Stephan Cole Marquette University 2015
David Conway Gurtin Fixed Income Management 2015 2015
Kristoffer Jackson Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 2015
Justin Jarvis Truman State University 2015
Micahel Lefors Truman State University 2015
Andrew Porter Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: Compliance Risk Analysis Division 2015
Angela Vossmeyer Claremont McKenna College 2015
Timothy Wong National University of Singapore 2015
Ji Won Baek Economics and Management Research Institute, Korea Telecom 2014
Scott Barkowski Clemson University 2014
Michael Caldara Amazon 2014
Christopher Elias Eastern Michigan University 2014
Fan Jiang Hanover Research 2014
Deven Kapadia JP Morgan Chase 2014
Dan Luo Brattle Group 2014
Michael Mills Price Waterhouse Coopers 2014
Erik Peterson Modesto Junior College 2014
Pi-Han Tsai Zhejiang University 2014
Ryan Baranowski Coe College 2013
Andrew Chang Federal Reserve Board, Division of Research and Statistics 2013
Theodore Figinski U.S. Department of the Treasury 2013
Diego Grijalva Universidad San Francisco de Quito 2013
Ryan Kendall USC Experimental Economics Laboratory (LABEL) 2013
Rui Liu San Jose State University 2013
Alicia Lloro Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2013
Arshad Mohammad Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 2013
Meryl Motika St. Lawrence University 2013
Haelim Park U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial Research 2013
George Saioc OnPoint Analytics 2013
John Salas Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies 2013
James Siodla Colby College 2013
Ji Hyun Song SUNY-Buffalo 2013
Cathy Zhang Purdue University 2013
Guoxiong Zhang Shanghai Jio Tong University 2013
Payel Chowdury Bank of America 2012
Jonathan Cook Public Company Accounting Oversight Board 2012
Phillip Li Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 2012
Nilopa Shah UC Irvine 2012
Daria Burnes Charles Rivers Associates Intl 2011
George Ng YarcData 2011
Antara Sen University of East Anglia 2011
Ana Pesic Price Waterhouse Coopers 2011


Additional Placements from Previous Years



California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Northridge

California State University, Fullerton

California State University, San Francisco

Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College

Clemson University

Coe College

Eastern Michigan University

Universidad Complupense de Madrid

George Washington University

Gettysburg College

Gordon College

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Johnson & Wales University

Juniata College

Marquette University

Missouri State University

Modesto Junior College

National Chi Nan University of Taiwan

National University of Singapore

New College of Florida

Northern Illinois University

Purdue University

Spiru Haret University

St. Lawrence University

San Jose State University

Shanghai Jio Tong University

SUNY - Buffalo

Technical University of Denmark

Truman State University

Tulane University

University of California, Davis

University of East Anglia, Norwich

University of International Business and Economics

University of Michigan-Dearborn

University of Nevada, Reno

University of Oklahoma

University of Regina

University of Southern California

University of Toronto

Vancouver Island University

Virginia Commonwealth University

West Virginia University

Whittier College

Zhejiang University



Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

Central Bank of Mexico

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Reserve Board of Govenors

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: Compliance Risk Analysis Division

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC

Volpe National Transporation Systems Center

World Bank

Private Sector


Analysis Group

Bank of America

Brattle Group

Cornerstone Research


Economic Research Service

ECONorthwest, Consulting Corporation

Eviews/IHS Software Company

Gurtin Fixed Income Management, LLC

Hanover Research

JD Power

JP Morgan Chase

Knightsbridge Asset Management, LLC

Litigation Analytics

McKinsey & Co

National Economic Research Associates

OnPoint Analytics

Picoco LLC

Price Waterhouse/Coopers

Qatar Central Bank

StataCorp LP

Southern California Edison


Welch Consulting

Research Institutes


Public Policy Institute of California



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