Graduate Employment

Students who have received or are working towards their PhD in Economics are assisted by the Department in finding appropriate career positions. The Department learns of available openings for qualified Economists through exchanges with universities, colleges, government agencies, and research institutes.

The Department’s Faculty Placement Officer oversees placement of PhD candidates. The Job Market Letter of Recommendation Coordinator oversees the Departmental in-house letter of recommendation service, which is offered to all students in the graduate program. Serious efforts are made to help students find positions in which their capabilities will be used and rewarded.

The Department has been highly successful in placing students, which is a representation of the quality of its students and their training.

Placement Outcomes

2019-2020
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - Research Economist
  • Central Bank of Turkey - Economist
  • HealthCore - Health Economist
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences - Assistant Professor
  • The Brattle Group - Associate
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Research Economist
  • Universidad de los Andes (Columbia) - Assistant Professor
  • University of Arkansas - Assistant Professor
  • University of California, Berkeley - Health Economist
  • University of Queensland (School of Economics) - Assistant Professor
2018-2019
  • Analysis Group - Associate
  • Capital University of Economics and Business - Assistant Professor
  • Department of Justice Antitrust Division - Economist
  • Kuwait University - Assistant Professor
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Initiative on the Digital Economy) - Post Doctoral Researcher
  • San Francisco State University - Assistant Professor
2017-2018
  • Alibaba Group - Economist
  • Carleton University, Sprott School of Business - Assistant Professor
  • Environmental Defense Fund - Economist (Ecosystems)
  • Resources for the Future - Fellow
  • State University of New York at Albany - Assistant Professor of Economics
  • University of Miami - Assistant Professor of Environmental & Resource Economics
  • University of Warwick - Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Wells Fargo - Quantitative Associate
  • Zhejiang Gongshang University - Assistant Professor
2016-2017
  • Analysis Group - Associate
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Assistant Professor
  • Christiansen Associates - Economist
  • College of the Holy Cross - Assistant Professor
  • Eastern Connecticut State University - Assistant Professor
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - Economist
  • Lyft - Decision Scientist
  • Manchester University - Assistant Professor of Economics
  • The Brattle Group - Associate
  • The Brattle Group - Associate
  • University of California, Davis - Assistant Professor
2015-2016
  • American University of Beirut - Assistant Professor
  • Arizona State University - Assistant Professor
  • Brigham Young University - Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Capital University of Economics and Business - Assistant Professor
  • Charles River Associates - Senior Associate
  • Deloitte Advisory - Senior Consultant
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Assistant Professor
  • Ohio State University - Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 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
  • California State University, Sacramento - Assistant Professor
  • California State University, Channel Islands - Lecturer
  • Economics Analysis Group Department of Justice - Economist
  • Harvard University - Lecturer
  • John Hopkins University - Senior Biostatistician
  • Santa Barbara Business College - Lecturer
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - Lecturer
  • University of Chicago - Postdoctoral Researcher
  • University of Exeter - Assistant Professor
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington - Assistant Professor
  • Utah State University - Assistant Professor
2012-2013
  • Bard College - Visiting Assistant Professor
  • California Lutheran University - Senior Economist
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Instructor
  • Conservation International - Economist
  • Harvard University - Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Homeland Security Studies & Analysis Institute - Analyst
  • National University of Singapore - 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
  • University of Pittsburgh - Postdoctoral Researcher
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Assistant Professor
2009-2010
  • Anne Arundel Community College - Instructor
  • Colorado College - Visiting Professor
  • California State University, Channel Islands - Instructor
  • 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 of Beirut - Assistant Professor
  • Bucknell University - Assistant Professor
  • California State University, Sacramento - Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Federal Communications Commission - Economist
  • IMPAQ International - Research Economist
  • Montana State University - Assistant Professor
  • U.S. Department of Transportation - Economist
  • 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 - Assistant Professor
  • RAND Corporation - Economist
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - Assistant Professor
  • The World Bank - Consultant
  • University of Cincinnati - Instructor
  • 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
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
  • University of Toronto - Assistant Professor
2005-2006
  • CNA Corporation - Research Analyst
  • Danish Institute for Study Abroad - Lecturer
  • DFA Capital Management - Analyst
  • Georgetown University - Adjunct Professor
  • Korea Labor Institute - Associate Fellow
2004-2005
  • Claremont McKenna College - Visiting Assistant Professor
  • California State University, Fullerton - Lecturer
  • Eastern Connecticut State University - Assistant Professor
  • John Hopkins University - Assistant Professor
  • Korea Customs Service - Director
  • Pomona College - Assistant Professor
  • University of Colorado, Denver - Lecturer
2003-2004
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc. - Vice President
  • Office of Controller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks - Analyst
  • University of Bonn - Post Doctoral Researcher
  • University of California, Davis - Visiting Assistant Professor

Job Market Candidates

The Department is proud to sponsor our qualified PhD candidates in finding employment.