Placements

2023 Graduation

Since the Department of Economics inception in 2006, 100% of students who have defended a dissertation have been placed into a job requiring a Ph.D. in Economics. Many of these placements are academic jobs at research universities and liberal arts colleges. Other students join government organizations and central banks. And others pursue careers in the private sector.

The Department has a full-time placement director who assists graduate students with the job market. Students also receive support from the Graduate Studies Coordinator. The entire Department assists students with mock interviews and networking.

All placements in our program's history are listed below, in reverse chronological order. Where applicable, hyperlinks to the homepages of former Ph.D. students are provided.

2024

2023

  • Colin Davison, Assistant Professor, College of Wooster (tenure track)
  • Brianna Felegi, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech (tenure track)
  • Sinyoung Lee, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Fifth Third Bank
  • Jonas Nauerz, Economist, International Monetary Fund
  • Paul Shaloka, Economist, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

2022

  • Michael Baker, Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point (tenure track)
  • Aram Derdzyan, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
  • Lan Dinh, Economist, Amazon
  • Tyler Giles, Assistant Professor, Wellesley College (tenure track)
  • Isabel Goedl-Hanisch, Assistant Professor, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany
  • Carson Homme, Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point
  • Astghik Mkhitaryan, Economist, Amazon
  • Vivek Moorthy, Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross, MA (tenure track)

2021

  • Yuanhao Niu, Research & Development, Epsilon
  • Shilpi Sunil Kumar, Assistant Professor, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (tenure track)

2020

  • Cary Balser, Chief, Program Assessment Branch, United States Air Force
  • Wenbo Li, Assistant Professor, Ma Yinchu School of Economics, Tianjin University (tenure track)
  • Daniel Mershon, Modeling Analyst, USAA
  • Linh Nguyen, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bates College
  • Wei Qian, Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (tenure track)
  • Chungeun Yoon, Assistant Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management (tenure track)

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Elizabeth Munnich, PhD 2013

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Louisville

Working directly with Economics faculty was undoubtedly the most formative part of my experience at ND. Their support and mentorship throughout my graduate work and beyond has been invaluable in helping me develop as an economist.

  • Elizabeth Munnich, PhD 2013

    Associate Professor of Economics, University of Louisville

    Working directly with Economics faculty was undoubtedly the most formative part of my experience at ND. Their support and mentorship throughout my graduate work and beyond has been invaluable in helping me develop as an economist.

  • Chadwick Curtis, PhD 2012

    Associate Professor of Economics, University of Richmond

    The impact of Notre Dame influences several dimensions of my scholarly career. The formal training and program developed my skills as an economist, but the guidance, encouragement, and feedback of my faculty mentors was as equally invaluable. As a teacher today, I try to emulate their examples as a mentor.

  • Ronald Mau, PhD 2018

    Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

    Faculty members in the department provided the support I needed to not only successfully complete my degree, but pursue internship opportunities throughout graduate school within the Federal Reserve System, attend academic conferences, and obtain my first job at Ole Miss.

  • Julio Garin, PhD 2012

    Associate Professor of Economics, Claremont McKenna College

    Besides the professional opportunities, it is hard to overstate the impact Notre Dame had on my intellectual life. The training I received provided me with tools and skills that allowed me to answer questions as diverse as the environment I faced during my graduate studies.

  • Tyler Giles, PhD 2021

    Assistant Professor of Economics, Wellesley College

    I entered graduate school with little knowledge of formal economic theory or research. The Economics Department at Notre Dame developed and helped me through a number of challenges, and I wouldn't be in my current position without the Department's unwavering support. Perhaps the most special thing about the department is its people - I genuinely loved spending time with faculty and fellow graduate students, whether it be in a field course, research seminar, or at a tailgate.