Job Market Candidates 2014-2015

Director of Graduate Studies and Placement Director: Tim Fuerst, 574-631-4853.


Our Job Market Candidates will attend the ASSA meetings in Boston and are available for positions beginning Summer/Fall 2015



Eva VanLeemput Eva Van Leemput is a fifth year doctoral student in the Economics Department at the University of Notre Dame. She received her B.A. in Economics (2010) at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and spent a semester abroad at Uppsala University in Sweden (2009). She specializes in macroeconomic development and international trade. Her job market paper quantifies the size and welfare impact of internal and external barriers to trade in India. Personal website










Tihtina Zenebe Gebre  is a fifth year PhD student in Economics at the University of Notre Dame. Tihtina holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics-Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts from Brown University.  In her PhD program, she specializes in Development Economics with a focus on the fields of Labor and Education Economics. Currently she is working on a chapter of her dissertation; ‘The effects of mother-tongue education on schooling and adult outcomes: Evidence from Ethiopia’. Personal website



Ning Jia  came to Notre Dame after completing her bachelor’s degree in economics from Sichuan University in China. Her research focuses on the economics of education and labor. In particular, she is examining the effects of merit scholarship programs on students’ educational attainment and how K-12 math education impacts STEM degree completion. Her project on immigrant-native comparisons in college STEM attainment is funded by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ning firmly believes in the value of education to both individuals and the society at large. She hopes her dissertation and future research could inform policy makers of effective ways to promote individuals’ educational attainment. Personal website