Professional Placement

Students who have received, or will soon receive, the Ph.D. in Economics are assisted by the Department in finding suitable career positions. The Department learns of available openings for qualified economists through an exchange of information with universities, colleges, government agencies, and research institutes.

The Department staff coordinates and facilitates placement activities, and a faculty member oversees and advises placement.  Serious effort is made to help students find positions in which their capacities will be both used and rewarded.  The Department has been highly successful in placing students, which is a reflection on the quality of its students and their training, and the importance the Department places on this activity.

Placement Outcomes

2016-2017 (Jobs Starting Fall 2017)

  • Amazon - Economist
  • Analysis Group - Associate
  • Bocconi University - Department of Decision Sciences - Assistant Professor
  • Columbia University
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business - Assistant Professor
  • IMF - Economist
  • NBER - Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Northwestern - Department of Economics
  • Oxford Nuffield - Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Princeton University
  • PUC-Chile - Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Resources for the Future - Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Safe Center at the Goethe University
  • True North Managers LLP (India)
  • University of Michigan - Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Wisconsin - Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Wesleyan 

2015-2016 (Jobs Starting Fall 2016)

  • Analysis Group- Associate
  • BI Norwegian Business School – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Congressional Budget Office- Tax Analysis Division- Associate Analyst
  • Cornerstone Research- Associate (2)
  • Federal Housing and Finance Agency- Economist
  • NYU Shanghai- Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics - Research Fellow
  • Princeton University - Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • RAND – Economics and Statistics - Research Economist
  • University of California, Los Angeles - Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Pennyslvania - Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • US Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies - Economist
  • World Bank - Development Research Group - Research Economist

2014-2015 (Jobs Starting Fall 2015)

  • Amazon (2) – Economist
  • El Colegio de Mexico – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Harvard Business School – Assistant Professor
  • Haverford College – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • IMT- Department of Economics - Lucca Italy
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) – Economist
  • Middlebury College – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Monash University – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • NERA Economic Consulting – Economist
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management – Assistant Professor
  • RAND – Associate Economist
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Assistant Professor
  • Stanford University – Department of Management Science and Engineering - Assistant Professor
  • University College London – Department of Economics - Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
  • University College London – Department of Economics - Post Doctoral Fellow
  • University of British Columbia – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Melbourne, Australia – Department of Economics - Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
  • University of Michigan – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor

2013-2014 (Jobs Starting Fall 2014)

  • Banca d’Italia- Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Bowdoin College – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong– Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Columbia University - Business School - Assistant Professor
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston – Research Department – Economist
  • Harvard University – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Harvard University – Department of Economics - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Microsoft Research - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Middlebury College – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Stanford University - Graduate School of Business - Assistant Professor
  • University of Edinburgh – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Chicago Booth - School of Business - Assistant Professor
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Montreal – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Munich – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Universtat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain at CREI (Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional) - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • University of Queensland, Australia – School of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Yale University – Cowles Foundation - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Yale University – School of Management - Assistant Professor

2012-2013 (Jobs Starting Fall 2013)

  • Alvarez and Marsal – Global Forensics and Disputes Group – Director
  • Carnegie Mellon University – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Center for Global Development – Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Columbia University – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Federal Communications Commission - Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis – Economist
  • Harvard University – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Michigan State University – Department of Finance - Assistant Professor
  • OnPoint Analytics – Economist
  • Peking University (Beijing, China) – HSBC Business School - Assistant Professor
  • Princeton University - Julis-Rabinwitz Center for Public Policy and Finance – Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • University of California, San Diego – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Iowa – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Houston – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Michigan – Ford School of Public Policy - Assistant Professor
  • University of Oregon – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Southern California – Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • University of Technology (Sydney, Australia) – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Toronto (Canada) – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Warwick (United Kingdom) – Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
 

2011-2012 (Jobs Starting Fall 2012)

  • Bank of Canada – Senior Analyst
  • Black Rock - Economist
  • The Brattle Group –Economist
  • Columbia University – Business School – Assistant Professor
  • Duke University - Assistant Professor
  • Federal Reserve Board of Governors – Economist
  • International Monetary Fund – Economist
  • McGill University - Assistant Professor
  • Moody’s  Analytics – Economist
  • National University of Singapore - Assistant Professor
  • New Economics School in Moscow, Russia - Assistant Professor
  • Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management - Assistant Professor
  • Peking University – HSBC Business School - Assistant Professor
  • Securities and Exchange Commission – Economist
  • RAND Corporation – Economist
  • Stanford University - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • University of California, San Francisco – Public Health Economist/Physician Residency
  • University of Texas, Dallas – Assistant Professor
  • University of Toronto – Rotman School of Business - Assistant Professor

 

2010-2011 (Jobs Starting Fall 2011)

  • ApplEcon, LLC – Senior Economist
  • Black Rock’s Global Macro Strategies Group - Associate
  • Boston University – Assistant Professor
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Social and Decision Sciences – Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Case Western, Department of Economics – Assistant Professor
  • Claremont McKenna College, Department of Economics – Assistant Professor
  • Columbia University – Post-Doctoral
  • Cornerstone Research – Associate
  • Harvard - Kennedy School of Government – Assistant Professor
  • Hebrew University – Assistant Professor
  • Highbridge Capital Management - Economist
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology– Assistant Professor
  • Innovations for Poverty Action – Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • International Monetary Fund – Economist (Total of four IMF appointments for 2011.)
  • Joint Committee on Taxation – Economist
  • Oakland Athletics – Director of Baseball Operations
  • St. Olaf College, Department of Economics – Assistant Professor
  • University of Arizona, Department of Economics – Assistant Professor
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Economics – Assistant Professor
  • University of Toronto, Department of Economics – Assistant Professor
  • World Bank – Economist (Total of two IMF appointments for 2011.)
  • World Bank – Young Professionals Program

 

2009-2010 (Jobs Starting Fall 2010)

  • American Enterprise Institute - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Applied Economics Group at MIT Sloan - Assistant Professor
  • Claremont Graduate University, Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • ESSEC Business School in Paris, Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Freddie Mac - Economist
  • INCAE Business School in Costa Rica - Assistant Professor
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers - Economist
  • RAND Corporation - Economist
  • Reed College, Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Law School - Assistant Professor of Law
  • University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics and School of Public Policy – Lecturer
  • University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • University of Michigan, Departments of Economics and Public Policy - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy - Assistant Professor
  • University of Rochester, Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Rochester, Wallis Institute of Political Economy - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • University of Warwick, Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Zurich, Department of Economics - Post-Doctoral Researcher

 

2008-2009 (Jobs Starting Fall 2009)

  • Academia Sinica - Assistant Research Fellow
  • Columbia University - Assistant Professor
  • El Colegio de Mexcio- Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • El Colegio de Mexico, Department of Economics- Assistant Professor
  • Federal Bank of New York - Economist
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland - Research Economist
  • Federal Reserve Board of Governors - Economist
  • Harvard University - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy
  • Institute of Economic Policy Research - Post-doctoral Researcher
  • International Monetary Fund - Economist
  • Northwestern Law School- Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Syncsort, Inc - Market Research Analyst
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Assistant Professor
  • University of California, Berkeley - Post-doctoral Researcher
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - Assistant Professor
  • University of Chicago - Assistant Professor
  • University of Oklahoma - Assistant Professor
  • University of Rochester, Department of Economics- Assistant Professor
  • US Department of Treasury- Special Assistant
  • US Government Agency - Senior Fellow
  • USC, Marshall School of Business - Assistant Professor (Tenure track)
  • World Bank, Young Professionals Program - Economist

 

2007-2008 (Jobs Starting Fall 2008)

  • Arizona State University, W.P Carey School of Business - Assistant Professor
  • Carleton University - Assistant Professor
  • Colgate College - Assistant Professor
  • Dartmouth College - Assistant Professor
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell, Department of Law – Attorney/Economist
  • Department of Justice - Antitrust Division – Research Economist
  • Hamilton College - Assistant Professor
  • Harvard University - Assistant Professor
  • Haverford College - Assistant Professor
  • Korea Institute of Finance – Research Economist
  • London School of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • Mathematica Policy Research – Economist
  • McKinsey and Company – Economist          
  • The Parthenon Group- Economist
  • Princeton University - Post-doctoral Researcher
  • University of British Columbia - Assistant Professor
  • University for California, Los Angeles ­- Assistant Professor
  • University for California, Santa Barbara - Assistant Professor
  • University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business – Adjunct Professor
  • University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy - Post-doctoral Researcher
  • University of Michigan, Department of Economics - Assistant Professor
  • University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy - Assistant Professor
  • University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs Post-doctoral Researcher
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil -- Assistant Professor
  • US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Economist
  • Washington University - Assistant Professor
  • World Bank, Young Professionals Program
  • Yale University - Lecturer
  • Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies - Post-doctoral Researcher
  • Gavea Investimentos, Brazil – Research Economist

 

2006-2007 (Jobs Starting Fall 2007)

  • Barclays Global Investors – Economist
  • Bank of Thailand - Economist
  • Beijing University - Assistant Professor
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics – Research Economist
  • Canada Revenue Agency – Senior Consultant
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - Economist
  • Collegio Carlo Alberto - Assistant Professor
  • Cornerstone Research - Research Economist
  • Department of Justice - Economic Analysis Group – Economist
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Economist
  • Harvard University - Post-doctoral Researcher
  • McKinsey & Company - Economist
  • University California, Irvine - Assistant Professor
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign - Assistant Professor
  • Universidad de Chile - Assistant Professor
  • University of Guanajuato, Mexico - Assistant Professor
  • University of Michigan - Assistant Professor
  • University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School - Assistant Professor
  • US Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies – Research Economist
  • Vanderbilt Law School - Assistant Professor
  • Yale University - Assistant Professor