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Initial Placements of Ph.D. Graduates

Initial Placements of Ph.D. Graduates

2021

Suat Akbulut

Data Scientist | Billups | Portland, Oregon

Tanmay Belavadi

Economist | Bates White Consulting | Washington, DC

Seongjin Jin

Associate Research Fellow | Korea Labor Institute

Soomin Jung

Associate Research Fellow | Korea Information Society Development Institute

Gourika Khanna

Senior Associate | KPMG | Washington, DC

Paul Ko

Assistant Professor | Dickinson College

Moyu Liao

Assistant Professor | Nanjing University

Armella Mancellari

Financial Economist | Office of the Comptroller of Currency, US Treasury

Gee Young Oh

Associate Research Fellow | Korea Institute of International Economic Policy

Mengli Sha

Economist | Bates White Consulting | Washington, DC

Yuta Watabe

Assistant Professor | Xiamen University

Xiaochen Xie

Assistant Professor of Finance | Renmin University

Chen Zhang

Research Scientist | Affiniti

2020

Kodzovi Abalo

Economist | World Bank in Africa

Naibin Chen

Economist | Bates White Economic Consulting

Zhiyuan Chen

Assistant Professor | Renmin University

Inhyuk Choi

Associate Research Fellow | Korea Institute of Public Finance

Yauhen Kanasheuski

Economist | Zalando SE, Berlin, Germany

Robizon Khubulashvili

Postdoc | University of Pittsburgh

Ji-Woong Moon

Assistant Professor | Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Oleg Muratov

Postdoc | University of Bern

Farhod Olimov

Economist | Digonex

Gokmen Oz

Research Scientist | Amazon

Jinwen Wang

Economist | Bates White Economic Consulting

Jia Xiang

Assistant Professor | University of Indiana (Fall 2021)

Feng Zhu

Assistant Professor | Nankai University

Shengbo Zhu

Assistant Professor | School of Business | Renmin University of China

2019

Hamed Atrianfar

Data Scientist | Lowe’s | Mooresville, North Carolina

Gent Bajraj

Economist | Central Bank of Chile

Meghna Brahmachari

Economic Analyst | 2M Research | Arlington, VA

Gaston Chaumont

Assistant Professor | University of Rochester

Hamid Firooz

Assistant Professor | University of Rochester

Tetsuya Hoshino

Assistant Professor | ITAM | Mexico

Roman Istomin

Research Engineer | Afiniti | Washington, DC

Takaaki Itoga

Assistant Professor | Xiamen University | China

Eunbi Ko

Assistant Professor | National Taiwan University

Ilia Krasikov

Assistant Professor | Higher School of Economics | Moscow

Lixiong Li

Assistant Professor | Johns Hopkins University

Wenzhou Lu

Assistant Professor | Xiaman University | China

Giorgi Mekerishvili 

Economist | Matrix Economics | Boston, MA

Karim Nchare

Post-Doctoral Research Associate | Princeton University/African School of Economics

Chung Han Yang

Assistant Professor | Academia Sinica | Taiwan

Yingyang Zhao

Assistant Professor | George Washington University

2018

Bo Bian

Assistant Professor | Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Jianpeng Deng

Assistant Professor | Business School at Shanghai U of Finance and Economics in China

Konstantin Egorov

Assistant Professor | New Economic School in Moscow

Desire Kedagni

Assistant Professor | University of North Carolina

Lidia Kosenkova

Assistant Professor | University of Virginia

David Lander

Assistant Professor | Peking U HSBC Business School

Gunhaeng Lee

Post-doc | National University of Singapore

Xian Li

Assistant Professor | Shanghai U of Finance and Economics

Ryo Makioka

Research Fellow | RIETI

Wenjing Ruan

Alibaba Research, China

2017
Pathikrit Basu

Post-Doctoral Fellow | California Institute of Technology | California

 Bernardo Diaz de Astarloa

Director | Nacional de Estrategias de Desarrollo Productivo at Ministerio de Producción de la Nación & Lecturer at Universidad de San Andrés

 Hiroki Fukai

Assistant Professor | Kyushu University | Kyushu, Japan

 Bulat Gafarov

Assistant Professor | University of California, Davis | California

 Shigeki Isogai

Assistant Professor | Southwestern University of Finance and Economics | Chengdu, China

 Oleksii Khvastunov

Quantitative Modeler | Capital One | Washington, DC

 Chaohai Shen

Assistant Professor | East China Normal University | Shanghai, China

 Wang Xiang

Assistant Professor | Renmin University | Beijing, China

 Xiaolu Zhou

Assistant Professor | Xiamen University | Xiamen, China

2016
Fatemeh Borhani

Visiting Professor | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA

 Farid Farrokhi

Assistant Professor | Purdue University

 Sergii Golovko

Casualty Insurance | Ohio

 Gustavo Gudino

United Services Automobile Association Financial Center | San Antonio, Texas

 Hao Hong

Freddie Mac | Washington, DC

 Nail Kashaev

Assistant Professor | University of Western Ontario

 Kyoochul Kim

Researcher | Korea Developmental Institute

 Moon Jung Kim

Researcher | Korea Institute of Public Finance

 Huihui Li

Assistant Professor | Xiamen University

 Kai Li

Assistant Professor | Xiamen University

 Evelyn Nunes

Visiting Professor | Virginia Commonwealth University

 Karina Otero

Consultant | Deloitte, California

 Bruno Salcedo

Post-Doctoral Researcher | Cornell University

 Suraj Shekhar

Post-Doctoral Researcher | University of Cape Town

 Wiroy Shin

Associate Researcher | Korea Institute for Industrial Econ and Trade

 Zi Wang

Assistant Professor | Shanghai University of Finance and Economics | Shanghai

 Tsz Ning Wong

Post-Doctoral Researcher | Aalto University | Finland

 Hoonsik Yang

Visiting Professor | University of Connecticut

2015
Yu Awaya

Assistant Professor | University of Rochester | New York

 Rakesh Chaturvedi

Assistant Professor | Indian Institute of Management of Udaipur | Rajasthan India

 Chun-ting Chen

Assistant Professor | National Taiwan University

 S Mohammad Davoodalhoseini

Senior Analyst | Bank of Canada

 Bernardo Diaz de Astarloa

World Bank in Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina

 Alex Fakos

Visiting Assistant Professor | ITAM | Mexico

 Konstantin Kucheryavyy

Project Assistant Professor | University of Tokyo, Japan

 Jicheng Liu

TD Bank | Toronto

 Rong Luo

Assistant Professor | University of Georgia

 Watura Nozawa

Assistant Professor | Kyushu University, Japan

 Bruno Sultanum

Junior Economist | Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

2014
Ethem Akyol

Assistant Professor | TOBB-ETU | Turkey

 Pelin Akyol

Assistant Professor | Bilkent University | Turkey

 Xue Bai

Assistant Professor | Brock Universtiy | Canada

 Somdutta Basu

Accounting Oversight Board | Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) | Washington, DC

 Souvik Dutta

Assistant Professor | Indian Institute of Management | Bangalore, India

 Frank Erickson

Economist | Digonex | Indianapolis, IN

 David Jinkins

Assistant Professor | Copenhagen Business School | Denmark

 Pradeep Kumar

Lecturer | University of Exeter | United Kingdom

 Alexey Kushnir

Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA

 Ahmad Lashkaripour

Assistant Professor | Indiana University | Bloomington, IN

 Joosung Lee

Lecturer | University of Edinburgh | United Kingdom

 Shengyu Li

Lecturer | Durham University | United Kingdom

 Jiaming Mao

Assistant Professor | WISE Institute of Economics, Xiamen University | China

 Yelena Sheveleva

Lecturer | Cardiff University | United Kingdom

 Marlon Williams

Assistant Professor | University of Dayton | Dayton, OH

2013
Kaustav Das

Assistant Professor | University of Exeter

 Minsoo Han

Associate Research Fellow | Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

 James Key

Assistant Professor | University Western Australia

 Pradeep Kumar

Senior Consultant | Washington DC Deloitte Financial Advisory

 Vikram Kumar

Economist | Compass Lexecon | London

 Paul Nianqing Liu

Assistant Professor | Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

 Yanping Liu

Post-doctoral Researcher | University of Mannheim

 Yao Luo

Assistant Professor | University of Toronto

 Felix Tintelnot

Assistant Professor | University of Chicago, Department of Economics

 Hongsong Zhang

Assistant Professor | University of Hong Kong

2012
Pidong Huang

Assistant Professor | Korea University

 Yoske Igarashi

Assistant Professor | University of Exeter | UK

 Mouhao Liao

  • Assistant Professor | Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), joint with the School of Economics, Xiamen University | China

 Gary Lyn

Tenure Track Assistant Professor | University of Massachusettes

 Veronica Frisancho Robles

Economics Specialist | Interamerican Development Bank | Washington, DC

 Lily Samkharadze

Postdoc | Mannheim University | Germany

 Alonso Alfaro Urena

Researcher | Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) Lecturer, Univ. of Costa Rica

 Van Anh Vuong

Senior Associate | KPMG | Frankfurt, Germany

 Jun Xiao

Lecturer | Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Melbourne

2011
Herman Li

Assistant Professor | University of Nevada | Las Vegas

 Sergey Lychagin

Assistant Professor | Central European University | Hungary

 Ayse Pehlivan

Assistant professor | Bilkent University | Turkey

 Yuanyuan Wan

Assistant Professor | University of Toronto

 Haiqing Xu

Assistant Professor | University of Texas at Austin

2010
Gaurab Aryal

Assistant Professor | Australia National University

 Ivan Cherkashin

Australia National University

 Sascha Claudius

Ernst & Young | Hamsburg

 Kerem Cosar

Assistant Professor | University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 Alexey Kushnir

Assistant Professor | Institute for Empirical Research in Economics | University of Zurich

 Byung Soo Lee

Assistant Professor | University of Toronto Rotman School of Management

 Koichi Miyazaki

Assistant Professor | National Taiwan University

 Sarah Polborn

Assistant Professor | Aarhus University | Denmark

Andrew Rice

Researcher | University of Wisconsin Value Added Research Center

2009
Manaswini Bhalla

Assistant Professor | Indian Institute of Management | Bangalore, India

 Maria Gabrielli

Consultant | Universidad de Congreso | Argentina


Tai-Wei Hu

Assistant Professor | Northwestern University

 Shizuka Nishikawa

Assistant Professor | St. Mary’s College of Maryland

 Alejandro Riano

University of Nottingham | UK

 Alexander Tarasov

University of Munich | Germany

2008
Hae Won Byun

Korea Insurance Research Institute

 Myeonghwan Cho

Korea Institute of Public Finance

 Avantika Chowdhury

Oxford Economic Research Association

 Esra Durceylan

Assistant Professor of Economics | Bilkent University | Turkey

 Jian Hong

Assistant Professor | University of Sydney | Australia

 Maxim Ivanov

  • Assistant Professor | McMaster University | Canada

 Andrei Karavaev

Bates White, LLC

 Mingzhe Tang 

Visiting Assistant Professor | Lehigh University

 Li Wang

Assistant Professor of Medicl Economics | Penn State University

 Roman Zakharenko

Assistant Professor | International College of Economics & Finance | Russia

2007
Isa Hafalir

Assistant Professor of Economics | Carnegie Mellon University

 Elif Incekara

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics | Carnegie Mellon University

 Maxim Ivanov

Lecturer | University of Iowa

 Han Joon Jung

Assistant Professor of Economics | Lahore University | Pakistan

 Remzi Kaygusuz

Sabanci University | Istanbul, Turkey

 Yi Lee

Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research | Taiwan

 Shizuka Nishikawa

Visiting Assistant Professor | Washington & Lee University

 Hosin Song

Korea Institute of Public Finance | South Korea

 Daniel Yi Xu

Assistant Professor of Economics | New York University

2006
Zafer Akin

Lecturer | TOBB Economics & Technology University | Turkey

 Svetlana Demidova

Assistant Professor | University of Georgia

 Erkan Erdem

Bates, White LLC | Washington, D.C.

 Byoung-Ki Kim

Bank of Korea

 R. Vijay Krishna

Assistant Professor | University of North Carolina | Chapel Hill

 Shubhro Sarkar

Visiting Fellow | IGIDR | Bombay, India

 Hale Utar

Assistant Professor | University of Colorado | Boulder