Ph.D. Placement Summary 
UCI Economics Department

  • We produce an average of 13 PhDs a year since 2013
  • List of placements for PhDs graduating in 2016-2018

o Academic (including post-docs): Columbia University, San Jose State, University of West Virginia, Upjohn institute, Alfred State, University of Nevada Reno, University of Intl. Business and Economics Beijing, Czech Academy of Science, Monash University, Ashoka University, Stockholm University, UC Davis, University of New South Wales, Sam Houston State, Stellenbosch University, Baylor, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Peking Univ HSBC Bus School, Baylor University

o Government: Federal Communications Commissions
o Private: Amazon, Welsh consulting, Brattle consulting, Price Waterhouse, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, JD Power, Analysis group, Institute for Defense Analysis, California Edison, IBM, Moblab, Activision

  • Placements over last 3 years

  • Longer term record for placement of PhDs



Name Institution Year
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
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
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

Research Institutes 

          Public Policy Institute of California

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 


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