Graduate Job Market & Placement

The decision rests with the student and the student’s Research Advisory Committee as to the timing of the student’s entry to the job market. Planning for the job market begins in the Spring semester before the academic year when the student plans to be on the market. The student should apply for a Dissertation Fellowship to cover the final year in the program, in the Spring previous to that final year. Then, the formal process of finding a job will begin early in the fall semester. The key participants in the student’s job search will be the Graduate Secretary, the Placement Director, and the student’s Research Advisory Committee.

  • The Graduate Secretary coordinates the mailing and uploading of the student’s recommendation letters from faculty members, along with other administrative tasks related to job search.
  • The Placement Director conducts information meetings for students on the job market to fill them in on the details of applications to academic and non-academic institutions, job interviews at the ASSA meetings, and how to coordinate campus visits and visits to non-academic institutions. The department places great importance on helping students obtain professional positions. The Graduate Secretary and the Placement Director set up a website with information on our students on the job market, and mail the same information in a physical packet to numerous institutions that hire Ph.D. economists. 
  • The Placement Director plays a coordinating role in the matching of students with jobs, but the primary responsibility for a student’s placement lies with the Research Advisory Committee, and particularly with the Dissertation Chair. Recommendation letters, typically written by the Research Advisory Committee members (though not necessarily) play an important role in the job market process. The Research Advisory Committee has primary responsibility for making personal contacts in the field to help place the student.

Job Market Meetings

All job market meetings will on the following dates: September 7, 2023 (Thursday, 4pm); October 12, 2023 (Thursday, 9am); November 20, 2023 (Monday, 9am); January 9, 2024 (Tuesday, 4pm). All grad students are welcome.

Job Market Timeline


Timing on the job market is typically as follows:


The student should make sure that his or her job market paper (the paper that will be the central contribution in the dissertation, and that the student will present in job market seminars) is complete and polished. The student should consult job listings – principally Job Openings For Economists – and develop a list of institutions to which he or she wishes to apply, in consultation with the Research Advisory Committee.


Students apply for positions, with the help of the Graduate Secretary. Students should make sure that faculty members submit their recommendation letters to the Graduate Secretary.


Students present their job market papers in a 90-minute seminar setting at least once.


Students should hear from institutions who wish to schedule interviews.

Early January

This is when interviews of job candidates occur. These interviews are now held remotely and typically last 30 minutes. Institutions with job openings develop shortlists from their interviews and arrange visits for people on those lists. The matching process continues through the spring semester, with most institutions making their first job offers in mid-February.

See Flow Chart

2023-2024 Job Market Candidates

PhD Placement History


  • Weiting Hu, University of Queensland (Finance)
  • Yi Chun Lin, Analysis Group
  • Andrea Paloschi, IMF
  • Minsung Park, Korean Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade
  • Prasanthi Ramakrishnan, Southern Methodist University
  • Rocio Suarez, Washington College
  • Rusi Yan, Central University of Finance and Economics
  • Lei Ye, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics)
  • Yuichi Imai, University of Toyama
  • Zheliang Zhu, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics(SWUFE)


  •     Ke Chao, Moody's
  •     Andrea Flores, FGV EPGE Brazilian School of Economics
  •     Edward Honda, University of Manitoba
  •     Xinyu Hou, University of Cambridge (postdoc)
  •     Yuan Huang, Amazon
  •     Mariana Odio Zuniga, Bates White
  •     Siddhartha Sanghi, Amazon
  •     Lintao Ye, Moody's
  •     Erdem Yenerdag, Meta (Facebook)
  •     Xiannong Zhang, Google


  •     Jose Alcantara Lizarraga, Tecnologico de Monterrey
  •     Saumya Deojain, Thapar School of Management (after postdoc at the University of Rochester)
  •     DoHun Kim, Korea Development Institute
  •     Hongyi Liu, Visa Inc.
  •     Yuki Otsu, University of Tokyo (research track)
  •     Keh-Kuan Sun, Chapman University (postdoc)
  •     Cheuk Yi Kelvin Yuen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)


  •     Linyi Cao, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  •     Alejandro Gutierrez-Li, North Carolina State University
  •     David Lindequist, Miami University (OH)
  •     Sounak Thakur, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  •     Juan Ignacio Vizcaino, University of Nottingham
  •     Masahiro Yoshida, Waseda University
  •     Lingxiao Zhao, Peking University HSBC Business School
  •     Li Zhang, Zhongnan University of Economics and Laws
  •     Shuo Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Business School


  •     Meichen Chen, East China University of Science and Technology
  •     Ardina Hasanbasri, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Teaching track)
  •     Junnan He, Sciences Po
  •     Helu (Lucia) Jiang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  •     Hoipan Wong, Nankai University (Finance)
  •     Biancen Xie, Wells Fargo
  •     Geyu Yang, Tianjin University


  •     Juan Aquino Chavez, Central Reserve Bank of Peru
  •     Sangmin Aum, Korea Development Institute
  •     Ting Yuen Terry Cheung, Academia Sinica
  •     Minhyeon Jeong, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
  •     Sie Won Kim, Texas Tech University
  •     Rodolfo Oviedo Moguel, Central Bank of Mexico
  •     Faisal Sohail, University of Melbourne
  •     Xi Wang, Peking University (Department of Finance, School of Economics)
  •     Yinghong Yvonne Zhang, Capital One
  •     Lijun Zhu, Peking University (Institute of New Structural Economics)


  •     Nicolas Aguelakakis, Arkansas Development Finance Authority
  •     Wan-Jung Cheng, Academia Sinica
  •     Jinji Hao, Victoria University of Wellington
  •     Stephanie Heger, University of Sydney
  •     Andres Hincapie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  •     Inkee Jang, Xiamen University
  •     Kee Youn Kang, Yonsei University (Department of Finance)
  •     Rongsheng Tang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  •     Chien-Chiang Wang, National Taiwan University


  •     Duksang Cho, Korea Development Institute
  •     Hee Chun Kim, Korea Information Society Development Institute
  •     Sunha Myong, Singapore Management University
  •     Jaevin Park, University of Mississippi-Oxford
  •     Lin Shao, Bank of Canada
  •     Jiemai Wu, University of Sydney
  •     Yao Yao, Victoria University of Wellington
  •     Jundong Zhang, Deutsche Bank


  •     Ting-Wei Lai, National Chengchi University
  •     Jungho Lee, Singapore Management University
  •     Junmin Liao, Wuhan University
  •     Wei Wang, University of International Business and Economics
  •     Emircan Yurdagul, University Carlos lll of Madrid


  •     Jan Auerbach, University of Exeter
  •     Juan Block, University of Cambridge, post-doctoral
  •     Julieta Caunedo, Cornell University
  •     Yi-Yi Chen, Feng Chia University (Taiwan)
  •     Feng Dong, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  •     Minho Kim, Korea Development Institute
  •     Dongya Koh, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  •     Sho Miyamoto, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, post-doctoral
  •     Youzong Xu, Xi'an Jiatong University


  •     Francesco Carli, Catholic University in Libson, post-doctoral
  •     Hassan Faghani Dermi, Compass Lexecon, Washington DC
  •     Shota Fujishima, University of Tokyo
  •     Filippo Massari, University of New South Wales
  •     Irina Panovska, Lehigh University
  •     Yang Tang, Nanyang Technological University
  •     Gustavo Torrens, Indiana University
  •     Haibo Xu, Fudan University


  •     Carmen Astorne-Figari, University of Memphis
  •     Rohan Dutta, McGill University
  •     Wen-Chieh Lee, National Chengchi University
  •     Shintaro Miura, Kanagawa University
  •     Nicholas Papageorge, Johns Hopkins
  •     Yin-Chi Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  •     Tsz-Nga Wong, The Bank of Canada


  •     Azamat Abdymomunov, The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  •     Kyoung Jin Choi, University of Calvary
  •     Aleksandr Yankelevich, Federal Communications Commission, Washington DC
  •     Chia-Ming Yu, Xian University
  •     Jie Zheng, Tsinghua University
  •     Yu Zheng, City University of Hong Kong


  •     Kyu Ho Kang, Ajou University, Korea
  •     Daniel Sanches, Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia
  •     Rasim Burak Uras, Tilburg University
  •     Masahiro Watabe, Zirve University
  •     Ji Yan, Appalachian State University


  •     Tanika Chakraborty, DIW, Berlin
  •     Yunjong Eo, University of Sydney
  •     Daifeng He, College of William and Mary
  •     Sheng Haung, Lee Kong Chian School of Business in Singapore Management University
  •     Jeremy Jackson, North Dakota State University
  •     Srikanth Ramamurthy, Loyola College in Maryland
  •     Kevin Shaver, Duquesne University
  •     Jacek Suda, Banque de France
  •     Anastasia Zervou, Texas A&M


  •     Raul Andrade, Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo
  •     James Butikofer, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, DC
  •     Juan Carlos Carbajal Ponce, University of Queensland - Australia
  •     Charles Courtemanche, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
  •     Patrick McAlvanah, Federal Trade Commission
  •     Michael Plotzke, ABT Associates Incorporated
  •     Aarti Singh, University of Sydney
  •     Tomasz Skladzien, Australian Department of the Treasury
  •     Pao-Lin Tien, Wesleyan University


  •     William Carden, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
  •     Bakhodir Ergashev, Federal Reserve, Richmond, VA
  •     Thomas King, Board of Governors of the Fed Reserve
  •     Sinchan Mitra, Discover, Chicago, IL
  •     Jie Pan, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  •     Jiaren Pang, SUNY-Buffalo
  •     Suraj Prasad, University of New South Wales


  •     Eliana Balla, Federal Reserve, Richmond, VA
  •     Janice Compton, University of Manitoba
  •     Ryan Compton, University of Manitoba
  •     Jeremy Groves, Northern Illinois University
  •     Liana Jacobi, University of Melbourne
  •     Vahe Lskavyan, Ohio University
  •     Morgan Rose, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  •     Tara Sinclair, George Washington University
  •     Mariana Spatareanu, Rutgers, Newark
  •     Vlad Manole, The World Bank, Washington DC


  •     Shaojun Chen, Morning Star, Chicago
  •     James Brown, Montana State University
  •     David Switzer, Northern Michigan University
  •     Mindy Marks, University of California
  •     Nina Baranchuk, University of Texas

Helpful Links

  • AEA Annual Meeting

    The concurrent economics job fair brings together thousands of job-seekers and recruiting companies in pre-registered interview sessions.

  • Job Openings for Economists (JOE)

    Each year, over 1,500+ PhDs secure employment at colleges, universities, corporations and government agencies with the help of the JOE Network.

  • Joe Signal

    The AEA coordinates a mechanism through which applicants can signal their interest in receiving an interview at the January meetings.


    More than 160,000 economists use to drive their economist job search in academia, government and the private sector.

  • EconJobMarket

    EJM's main aim is to improve the flow of information in the job market for academic economists, by providing a central repository for job-market materials and by encouraging interoperability between the various recruitment systems.

  • National Bureau of Economic Research

    The NBER offers a list of PhD candidates in economics across universities.