PhD Placement

Students who have received, or will soon receive, the Ph.D. in Economics are assisted by the Department in finding appropriate 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, a faculty Placement Officer member oversees and advises placement, and the Job Market Letter of Recommendation Coordinator oversees the departmental in-house letter of recommendation service.  Serious efforts are 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 representation on the quality of its students and their training.

Placement Outcomes

2015-2016

American University of Beirut - Assistant Professor
Arizona State University - Assistant Professor
Brigham Young University - Visiting Assistant Professor
Capital University of Business and Economics - Assistant Professor
Charles River Associates - Senior Associate
Deloitte Advisory - Senior Consultant
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Assistant Professor
Ohio State University - Post-Doctoral Researcher
Pepperdine University - Visiting Professor
United Services Automobile Association - Quantitative Risk Analyst
Western Washington University - Assistant Professor

2014-2015

Analysis Group - Associate
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Assistant Professor
J-PAL - Research Manager
San Diego State University - Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota - Assistant Professor
University of Virginia - Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University - Assistant Professor
Williams College - Visiting Assistant Professor​

2013-2014

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - Assistant Professor
CSU, Channel Islands - Lecturer [Moved to: United Services Automobile Association - Senior Quantitative Risk Analyst]
California State University, Sacramento - Assistant Professor
Economics Analysis Group Department of Justice - Economist
Harvard University - Lecturer and Concentration Advisor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Senior Biostatistician
RTI International - Public Health Economics Researcher
Santa Barbara Business College - Lecturer [Moved to: United Services Automobile Association - Senior Quantitative Risk Analyst]
University of California, Santa Barbara - Lecturer [Moved to ​CSU, Channel Islands - Assistant Professor]
University of Chicago - Post-Doctoral Researcher
University of Exeter - Assistant Professor
Utah State University - Assistant Professor

2012-2013

Bard College - Visiting Assistant Professor
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Instructor [Moved to Clayton State University - Assistant Professor]
California Lutheran University - Senior Economist
Conservation International - Climate and Forest Economist
Harvard University - Post-Doctoral Researcher [Moved to College of New Jersey - Assistant Professor]
Homeland Security Studies & Analysis Institute - Analyst
National University of Singapore - Research Fellow
Southwestern University - Assistant Professor
University of Exeter - Assistant Professor
University of Sydney - Assistant Professor

2011-2012

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Economist
RAND Corporation - Economist
U.S. Congress Joint Committee for Taxation - Economist
University of Colorado, Denver - Assistant Professor
University of Oregon - Assistant Professor

2010-2011

Arizona State University - Assistant Professor
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Economist
Carleton University - Assistant Professor
CNA Corporation - Research Analyst
University of Pittsburgh - Lecturer [Moved to Rhodes College - Assistant Professor]
University of Pittsburgh - Post-Doctoral Associate [Moved to University of Tennessee - Assistant Professor]
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Assistant Professor

2009-2010

Anne Arundel Community College - Instructor [Moved to Chapman University - Assistant Professor]
CSU Channel Islands - Instructor [Moved to Oakland Community College - Assistant Professor]
Colorado College - Visiting Professor [​Moved to Texas Tech University - Assistant Professor]
Tiffin University - Assistant Professor
University of Akron - Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Assistant Professor
West Virginia University - Assistant Professor
Xavier University - Assistant Professor
Xavier University - Assistant Professor

​2008-2009

American University Beirut - Assistant Professor
Bucknell University - Assistant Professor
CSU Sacramento - Visiting Assistant Professor [Moved to Yonsei University - Assistant Professor]
Federal Communications Commission – Economist
IMPAQ International - Research Economist [Moved to University of Oregon - Associate Professor]
Montana State University - Assistant Professor [Moved to University of Wisconsin, Madison -  Assistant Professor]
U.S. Department of Transportation – Economist [Moved to Hong Kong Baptist University - Assistant Professor]
U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Economist
U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Economist
U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Staff Fellow Economist
U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Staff Fellow Economist
University of California, Santa Barbara - Lecturer
University of Colorado Denver - Assistant Professor

2007-2008

California State University, Channel Islands - Assistant Professor
Felician College - Assistant Professor
Nathan Associates - Senior Economist
Peking University - Associate Professor
RAND Corporation - Economist
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - Assistant Professor
The World Bank – Consultant
University of Cincinnati – Instructor [Moved to Tiffin University - Associate Professor]
University of Hawaii - Assistant Professor
University of Melbourne - Senior Lecturer
University of Minnesota - Assistant Professor
Waseda University - Visiting Research Associate
Welch Consulting - Senior Economist
Wesleyan University - Assistant Professor
Williams College - Visiting Lecturer [Moved to Fordham University - Assistant Professor]

2006-2007

Central Bank of Turkey - Real Estate Economist
Central University of Finance and Economics - Assistant Professor
Colorado School of Mines - Assistant Professor
ISF Consulting - Chief Economist
National Institute of Standards and Technology – Economist
National University of Kaoshiung - Assistant Professor
Navigant Consulting - Associate Director
Nova School of Business and Economics - Assistant Professor
Presidio Graduate School - Adjunct Faculty
Public Policy Institute of California - Research Fellow
University of California, Riverside – Lecturer
University of California, Santa Barbara - Lecturer and Faculty Undergraduate Adviser
University of Toronto - Assistant Professor

2005-2006

CNA - Research Analyst
Danish Institute for Study Abroad - Lecturer
DFA Capital Management - Analyst
Georgetown University - Adjunct Professor
Korea Labor Institute- Associate Fellow

2004-2005

CSU Fullerton - Lecturer [Moved to CSU Pomona - Assistant Professor]
Claremont McKenna College - Visiting Assistant Professor [Moved to Occidental College - Associate Professor]
Eastern Connecticut State University - Assistant Professor
John Hopkins University - Assistant Professor
Korea Customs Service - Director
Pomona College - Assistant Professor
University of Colorado at Denver - Lecturer

2003-2004

Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc. - Vice President
Office of Controller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks - Analyst
University of Bonn - Postdoctoral Research Fellow [Moved to University of Otago - Senior Lecturer]
University of California, Davis - Visiting Assistant Professor [Moved to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Quantitative Risk Specialist]