Past Job Market Placements

The Department of Economics at the University of Michigan places its Ph.D. students successfully  Many of our students are placed directly into tenure-track positions in academic institutions, others get jobs in excellent non-academic institutions like the Federal Reserve system, the IMF, the Treasury, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, etc. Still others get attractive post-doc positions and later move on to a tenure track position. We routinely place students in the top-20 academic economics departments and it is not unusual for us to place students inside the top-10. 


Ph.D. students are assisted in the job placement by both their primary thesis advisors and the placement director. The department assists students to prepare and distribute job market materials to potential employers.The current placement director is Christopher House. The placement coordinator is Vinnie Vinjimoor.


Below we provide summaries of our Ph.D. placements for the past years.  

2013-2014 Job Market Placements

Aditya Aladangady
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Vanessa Alviarez 
Sauder Business School
University of British Columbia

Sutirtha Bagchi
Department of Economics
Villanova University

Breno Braga
Urban Institute

Lasse Brune
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University

Tanya Byker
Department of Economics 
Middlebury College

Sebastian Calonico
Department of Economics
University of Miami

Uniko Chen

Jamein Cunningham
Department of Economics
Portland State University

Cynthia Doniger
Monetary Affairs, Monetary Studies Unit
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Nicloas Duquette
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California

Max Farrell
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Michael Gideon
NIA Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Demography and Economics of Aging
University of Chicago

Andrew Goodman-Bacon
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow at UC-Berkeley (2014)
Vanderbilt University (2016)

Joshua Hyman
Department of Public Policy; Neag School of Education
University of Connecticut

Dave Knapp
RAND Corporation

Jenny Lin
Department of Economics
Oregon State University

Lin Ma
National University of Singapore

Daniel Marcin
Research Professional, Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics
University of Chicago Law School 

Ryan Monarch
International Finance Division
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Josh Montes
Macroeconomic Analysis Division
Congressional Budget Office

Eric Ohrn
Department of Economics
Grinnell College

Ihab Saad
Birzeit University

Molly Saunders-Scott
Congressional Budget Office

Ajay Shenoy
University of California, Santa Cruz

Evan Starr 
School of Labor and Employment Relations; Department of Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Caroline Theoharides 
Department of Economics
Amherst College

Yu Zhou
School of Economics
Fudan University

Laura Zimmerman
Department of Economics; Department of International Affairs
University of Georgia

2012-2013 Job Market Placements

Kate Ambler
International Food Policy Research Institute
Markets, Trade and Institutions Division

Emily Beam
Department of Economics
National University of Singapore

David Cashin
Federal Reserve Board
Division of Monetary Affairs

Bing Chen
Department of Economics
Bowdoin College

Sophia Chen
International Monetary Fund

Robert Garlick
Department of Economics, Duke University (2014)
Research Department, World Bank (2013)

Susan Godlonton
Department of Economics, Williams College (2014)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (2013)

Italo Gutierrez
Global Research Talent Department
The RAND Corporation

Makoto Hasegawa
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Jessica Hoel
IFPRI, Poverty Health and Nutrition Division

Hyunjee Kim
Center for Health Systems Effectiveness at Oregon Health and Science University

Daniel Leeds
Michigan Department of Education

Andrew McCallum
Federal Reserve Board

Seb Moosapoor
KPMG's Economic Valuation Services Group

Annika Mueller
The Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics
Xiamen University

Daniel Murphy
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia

Ben Niu
Department of Economics
St. John Fisher College

Nathan Seegert
Department of Finance
University of Utah

2011-2012 Job Market Placements

David Agrawal
Department of Economics
Terry College of Business
University of Georgia

Matt Backus
Cornell Economics (2013)
E Bay Research Labs (2012)

Cagatay Bircan
Office of the Chief Economist/Research
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Roy Chen
Department of Economics
National University of Singapore

Eleanor Dillon
Department of Economics
Arizona State University

Gabriel Ehrlich
Congressional Budget Office

Jesse Gregory
Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Noam Gruber
Department of Economics
Dartmouth College

Brad Hershbein
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Jongyearn Lee
Korea Development Institute (KDI)

William Lincoln
School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University

Jongsang Park
Korea Institute of Finance

Ryan Nunn
Office of Microeconomic Analysis
U.S. Treasury Department

David Ratner
Department of Research and Statistics
Macroeconomic Analysis Section
Federal Reserve Board

Collin Raymond
Department of Economics
University of Oxford

Slesh Shrestha
Department of Economics
National University of Singapore

Noah Smith
College of Business
Stony Brook University

Caroline Weber
University of Oregon

2010-2011 Job Market Placements

Sebastien Bradley
Department of Economics and International Business
LeBow College of Business
Drexel University

Joshua Cherry
Management Economics and Decisions Sciences
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Brendan Epstein
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Jessica Goldberg
Department of Economics
University of Maryland

Brooke Helppie
Survey Research Center
University of Michigan

Joanne Hsu
Division of Research and Statistics
Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Erik Johnson
Department of Economics
Georgia Institute of Technology

Owen Kearney
U.S. Department of Treasury
Office of Economic Policy

Logan Lewis
International Finance Division
Federal Reserve Board

Stephan Lindner
Urban Institute

Dmitry Lubensky
Kelley School of Business,
Indiana University

Nicholas Montgomery
Franklin & Marshall College

Marta Murray-Close
Department of Economics
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Todd Pugatch
Department of Economics
School of Public Policy
Oregon State University

Dan Simundza
Securities Litigation and Consulting Group

Douglas Smith
Federal Trade Commission

Ben Stearns
Charles River Associates

Elias Walsh
Mathematica Policy Research

Liyun Wu
Social Development Center
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China

2009-2010 Job Market Placements

Omar Alshanqeety
McKinsey & Company Middle East Office

Kate Anderson
Carnegie-Mellon, Tepper School of Business

Aneeqa Aqeel
Lake Forest College

Ginger Smith Carls

Sabine D'Costa
London School of Economics

Osborne Jackson
Northeastern University

Laura Kawano
U.S. Treasury Department
Office of Tax Analysis

Brian Kovak
Heinz School of Public Public

Zoe McLaren University of Michigan
School of Public Health

Ryan Michaels
University of Rochester
Department of Economics

Rahul Mukherjee
Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies Geneva

Shanthi Ramnath
U.S. Treasury Department
Office of Tax Analysis

Matthew Rutledge
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College