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Placement

The department assists students, both financially and practically, to prepare and distribute job market materials to potential employers. We have an excellent record of placing students with leading research universities, liberal arts colleges, government agencies and the private sector. Each year we graduate about 15 new Ph.D.s.

Listed below is the initial placement for all 174 of our graduates receiving a Ph.D. in the ten years between 2007 and 2016. The unemployment rate was 0%. For academic positions, appointment is in an Economics Department except where indicated.

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2016

Academic placements

  • Development economicsRyerson University, Canada; University of Hong Kong
  • Econometrics: University of Sydney, Australia
  • Economic history: Vanderbilt University
  • Labor economics: University of Chicago (Public Policy)
  • Macroeconomics: CERGE-EI, Prague, Czech Republic; Princeton University; University of Toronto (Business School)
  • Microeconomic theory: California Institute of Technology; Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal; European University Institute, Florence, Italy (post-doc); Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Political economy: Princeton University (Postdoc Political Science)

Private industry and consulting placements

  • Development economics:  Cornerstone Research, New York City
  • Econometrics: Compass Lexecon, Boston; Cornerstone Research, New York City
  • Environmental Economics: Convertro Inc. (AOL Platforms), New York City
  • Labor economics: Cornerstone Research, Washington DC
  • Macroeconomics: McKinsey & Company, Chicago
  • Microeconomic theory: Charles River Associates, Washington DC; Citadel LLC, Chicago

2015

Academic placements

  • Econometrics: Toulouse School of Economics, France
  • Economic history: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Hitotsubashi University, Japan
  • Industrial Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Miami
  • Microeconomic theory: Cambridge University (postdoc); Park School of Baltimore; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Government placements

  • Development economics: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC
  • Economic history: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto
  • Industrial Organization: Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC
  • Microeconomic theory: Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC

Private industry and consulting placements

  • Macroeconomics: Bank of America - Merrill Lynch, New York City; Barclays Capital, New York City; Cornerstone Research, New York City; Emil van Essen Managed Futures, LLC, Chicago
  • Microeconomic theory: Bates White, Washington DC

2014

Academic placements

  • Econometrics: University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Economic history: Yale University
  • Industrial Organization: Singapore Management University; Texas A&M University; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Macroeconomics: City University of Hong Kong
  • Microeconomic theory: Georgia State University; Pennsylvania State University; Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China
  • Political economy: University of Maryland (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

Government placements

  • Macroeconomics: Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors, Washington DC

Private industry and consulting placements

  • Industrial Organization: Bates White, Washington DC
  • Labor economics: Analysis Group, Dallas; Copenhagen Economics, Denmark
  • Macroeconomics: Cornerstone Research, Washington DC

2013

Academic placements

  • Econometrics: Duke University; University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Economic history: Auburn University>
  • Financial economics: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan School)
  • Industrial Organization: Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy; Universidad del Pacifico, Peru; University of British Columbia (Business School); University of North Carolina; University of Pennsylvania (Business School); University of Rochester (Business School); Yale University (Business School)
  • Labor economics: Northwestern University
  • Macroeconomics: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Microeconomic theory: Oregon State University; University of California, San Diego; University of Minnesota (Business School)

Government placements

  • Macroeconomics: Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors, Washington DC
  • Microeconomic theory: Central Bank of Mexico

Private industry and consulting placements

  • Industrial Organization: Bates White, Washington DC; Compass Lexecon, Washington DC
  • Microeconomic theory: Ernst & Young, Chicago

2012

Academic placements

  • Econometrics: University of Texas, Austin
  • Economic history: University of Iowa
  • Labor economics:  Gettysburg College; University of Wisconsin (Business School)
  • Industrial Organization: Ohio State University
  • Macroeconomics: College of William and Mary; University of North Carolina
  • Microeconomic theory: Arizona State University; Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy; Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China; University of Queensland, Australia; University of Toulouse, France
  • Political economy: Georgetown University (Foreign Service)

Government placements

  • Macroeconomics: Bank of England

Private industry and consulting placements

  • Financial economics: PIMCO, New York City
  • Industrial organization: Compass Lexecon, Chicago; GETCO LLC, Chicago; National Economic Research Associates, New York City
  • Labor economics: Acumen LLC, San Francisco
  • Macroeconomics: McKinsey and Company, Chicago

2011

Academic placements

  • Economic history: National University of Singapore
  • Industrial organization: Middle Tennessee State University; New York University (Stern School)
  • Labor economics:  Arizona State University; IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies, Italy
  • Macroeconomics: University of Texas, Austin
  • Microeconomic theory: California Institute of Technology; City University of Hong Kong; University of Haifa, Israel; 
  • Political economy: European University Institute, Italy

Government placements

  • Financial Economics: Bank of Canada
  • Macroeconomics: Bank of Japan; Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors, Washington DC

Private Industry and consulting placements

  • Industrial organization:  Bates White, Washington DC

2010

Academic placements

  • Econometrics: St Gallen University, Switzerland; University of Michigan, Survey Research Center; University of Western Ontario
  • Industrial organization: Pennsylvania State University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Rochester (Business School)
  • Labor economics: Royal Holloway College, United Kingdom
  • Macroeconomics: Carleton College; University of Luxembourg, School of Finance, Luxembourg
  • Microeconomic theory: University of Navarra (Business School), Spain; University of Toulouse, France

Government placements

  • Industrial organization: Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC
  • Labor economics: Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors, Washington DC

Private industry and consulting placements

  • Industrial organization: Acumen LLC, San Francisco; Deloitte, Transfer Pricing Practice, Chicago
  • Macroeconomics: Goldman Sachs, New York City

2009

Academic placements

  • Econometrics: University of Minnesota (Business School)
  • Economic history: University of Tennessee
  • Financial economics: Northwestern University (Business School)
  • Industrial organization: Duke University; New York University (Stern School)
  • Labor economics:  Chinese University of Hong Kong; Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Macroeconomics: Duke University
  • Microeconomic theory:  National University of Singapore; Rice University; University of Southern Florida

Government placements

  • Labor economics: Central Bank of Chile
  • Macroeconomics: U.S. Congressional Budget Office, Washington DC

Private industry and consulting placements

  • Labor economics: PIMCO, Newport Beach, CA

2008

Academic placements

  • Econometrics: Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy; Duke University; London School of Economics, United Kingdom
  • Economic history: College of William and Mary; University of Texas, Austin
  • Industrial organizations: Carnegie-Mellon University; University of Pennsylvania
  • Labor economics: University of Cincinnati, Applied Economics Research Institute; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany
  • Microeconomic theory:  Bocconi University, Italy; Harvard University

Government placements

  • Econometrics: Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Macroeconomics: Einaudi Institute, Bank of Italy, Rome, Italy; International Monetary Fund, Washington DC

Private industry and consulting placements

  • Econometrics: McKinsey and Company, Moscow, Russia
  • Industrial organization: Barclays Global Investors, San Francisco; Criterion Economics, Washington DC; Lehman Brothers, New York City
  • Macroeconomics: PIMCO, Newport Beach CA
  • Microeconomic theory: >Bates White, Washington DC; McKinsey and Company, Minneapolis

2007

Academic placements

  • Industrial organization: Harvard Business School; New York University; University of New South Wales, Australia; Virginia Tech University
  • Labor economics: Swarthmore College; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Macroeconomics: University of Montreal (Business School)
  • Microeconomic theory: University of Minnesota

Government placements

  • Financial economics: U.S. Congressional Budget Office, Washington DC
  • Industrial economics: U.S. Department of Justice, Washington DC
  • Macroeconomics: World Bank, Washington DC

Private industry and consulting placements

  • Industrial organization: Cornerstone Research, Boston; PJM Interconnection, Norristown PA
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