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Our PhD graduates have gone on to a variety of careers in academia, industry, and government agencies. Here are some of our recent graduates and their initial placements. (And updates when available.) Access our visual representation of placements.

2024

  • Jiseon Choi - Research Fellow, Korean Rural Economic Institute (KREI)

2023

  • Rabail Chandio - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University
  • Junyi Hua - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Finance, City University of Macau
  • Mackenzie Jones - Energy Modeler, The Energy Information Agency, US Department of Energy
  • Jonathan Siegle - Actuarial Analyst, Allstate
  • Kexin Ding - Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Central Florida

2022

  • Siddhartha Bora - Assistant Professor, Division of Resource Economics and Management, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, West Virginia University
  • Brandon Genetin - Research Economist, USDA's Economic Research Service
  • Christina Gore - Economist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Applied Economics Office
  • Ziqian Gong - Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State University, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
  • Xiaoliu (Sue) Xu - Senior Analyst, Eli Lilly & Co
  • Yuting (Angie) Liu - Quantitative Research Senior Associate, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Nyonho Oh - Postdoctoral Associate, The Ohio State University
  • Gina Price - Economist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Yiheng Shu - Assistant Professor, Jiangnan University, China
  • Yilan (Alan) Xu - Postdoctoral Associate, Arizona State University

2021

  • Kevin Kim - Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University
  • Thadchaigeni Panchalingam - Postdoctoral Researcher, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science at the University of California, San Diego
  • Sydney Schreiner - Economist, Office of Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury
  • Tyler Morin - Senior Quantitative Analyst, Internal Audit, Freddie Mac
  • Sahar Yousef - Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration and Development Economics, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
  • Asanka Wijesinghe - Research Economist, Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka
  • Ziyu Guo - Research Economist, China International Engineering Consulting Corporation, China

2020

  • Nattanicha Chairassamee - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics,Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Xiao Dong - Research Economist, USDA Economic Research Service
  • Oudom Hean - Faculty of Finance, North Dakota State University
  • Eric Davis - Research Economist, USDA Economic Research Service
  • Katerine Ramirez - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Real Estate, Monmouth University

2019

  • Jae-Wan Ahn - Research Economist, USDA-Economic Research Service
  • Kathryn Bender - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Alleghany College, PA
  • Corinne Bocci - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Saint Joseph University, PA
  • Jian Chen - Sr. Marketing Data Analyst, Safe Auto
  • Wei Chen - Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China
  • Daniel Crown - Immigration Analyst, US Congressional Budget Office 
  • Nanxin Deng - Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China
  • Chris Dunphy - Post Doctoral Fellow, Steven M Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Will Georgic - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Kalamazoo College, MI
  • Wade Litt - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Fort Lewis College, CO
  • Yun Pu - Assistant Professor, School of Public Finance and Taxation, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China
  • Danbee Song - Economist, Korean Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade
  • Di Wu - Assistant Professor, Zhejiang Gongshang University
  • Shang Xu - Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Resource Economics, Renmin University of China
  • Shicong Xu - Assistant Professor, Central University of Finance and Economics

 

2018

  • John Dougherty - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Loyola University, MD
  • Bo Feng - Assistant Professor, Director of Center for Business and Economics Research, Lewis College of Business, Marshall University
  • Julio Acuna Garcia - Assistant Professor, Universidad San Fracisco de Quito, Department of Economics, Quito, Ecuador
  • Nic Irwin - Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Lee Business School Department of Economics, Las Vegas, NV
  • Danyi Qi - Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University. Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Rodrigo Perez Silva - Assistant Professor, Centro de Economía y Políticas Sociales (CEAS), Universidad Mayor, Chile
  • David Wolf - Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Department of Economics Eau Claire, WI
  • Chang Xu - Senior Quantitative Analyst, Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH
  • Feng-An Yang - Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Yu Zhang - Assistant Professor, School of Insurance and Economics, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

 

2017

  • Kathryn Dotzel - Economist, US Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Li Gao - Assistant Professor, China University of Petroleum Bejing, School of Business Administration, Beijing, China
  • Michael Farren - Research Fellow, George Mason University, Mercatus Center, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Richard Gallenstein - Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Wangyang Lai - Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Department of Economics, Shanghai, China
  • Yiting Li - Data Analyst, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Hongxing Liu - Assistant Professor, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Khushbu Mishara - Assistant Professor, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida
  • Isha Rajbhandari - Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
  • Mark Rembert - Consulting Manager, Center for Applied Research, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Meng-Fen Yen - Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Finance, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

2016

  • Aneil Baron - Senior Analyst, Earnst & Young
  • Muhammad Imran Chaudhry - Assistant Professor, Karachi School of Business & Leadership, Karachi, Pakistan
  • LaPorchia Collins - Professor of Practice, Tulane University, Department of Economics, New Orleans, LA
  • James Goodenberger - Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University, Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, Lexington, VA
  • Rosemary Isoto, Senior Lecturer, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Min Su Jun - Research Fellow, Samsung Economic Research Institute, Department of Industry & Strategy
  • Pantelis Kazakis - Assistant Professor, University of Economics Prague, Department of World Economy, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Yingdan Mei - Assistant Professor, China University of Petroleum Beijing, School of Business Administration, Beijing, China
  • Sarada Pyda - Economist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Health Policy
  • Yun Qiu - Assistant Professor, Jinan University, Institute for Economic and Social Research, Guanzhou City, China
  • Victor Iturra Rivera - Professor, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Department of Economics, Antofagasta, Chile
  • Eric Tseng - Risk Modeling Analyst, Huntington National Bank
  • Benjamin Jara Valencia - Professor, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Department of Economics, Antofagasta, Chile

2015

  • Eliot Alexander - Lecturer, Ohio State University, Newark, OH
  • Clare Cho - Agricultural Economist, USDA-Economic Research Service, Food Economics Division
  • Norma Gomez - Evaluation Coordinator, National Planning Department, Colombia
  • Essence Hales - Agricultural Economist, USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Sei Jin Kim - Risk Modeling Analyst, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Snag Hyo Kim - Research Fellow, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Department of Food and Marketing Research, Naju, South Korea
  • Avishek Konar - Adjuct Faculty, Wright State University, Dayton, OH (Currently: Assistant Professor, OP Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Law School, New Delhi, India)
  • Jennifer Leung - Assistant Professor, SUNY-Delhi, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Delhi, NY
  • Mitchell Livy - Assistant Professor, California State University - Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, Fullerton, CA
  • Randall Romero-Aguilar - Researcher, University of Costa Rica, Institute of Research in Economic Sciences, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Wendong Zhang - Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Department of Economics, Ames, IA

2014

  • Cristina Connolly - Assistant Professor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California
  • Lea Fortmann - Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound, Economics Department, Tacoma, Washington
  • Jennifer Gnagey - Assistant Professor, Weber State University, Economics Department, Ogden, UT
  • Matt Gnagey - Assistant Professor, Weber State University, Economics Department, Ogden, UT
  • Yue Hua - Assistant Professor, Hunan University, Department of Trade and Economics, Hunan, PR China
  • Afif Naeem - Assistant Professor, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Matt Pham -  Assistant Professor, Landmark College, Putney, VT
  • Elizabeth Truex-Powell - Management Analyst, Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • Michele Saksena - Economist, ERS (Economic Research Service), Food Economics Division, Washington, DC
  • Xiaohui Tian - Assistant Professor, Renmin University, School of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Beijing, China 

2013

  • Ganita Bhupal - Assistant Professor, University of Delhi, Department of Economics, New Delhi, India
  • Nicolas Dadzie - Visiting Lecturer, The Ohio State University, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Columbus, OH
  • Gracious Diiro - Assistant Professor, Makerere University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Uganda
  • Katie Farrin - Research Economist, USDA-Economics Research Service (ERS), Food Security & Development Branch (Currently: Economist, Asian Development Bank, Development Economics and Indicators Division)
  • Mike Garcia - Senior Policy Analyist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
  • Isia Guizar-Mateos - Assistant Professor, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, School of Business and Humanities, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • John Newton - Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau.
  • Jafar Olimov - Post Doctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University, AEDE, Columbus, OH
  • Brent Richards - Lecturer, University of North Texas, International Studies Department, Denton, TX
  • Shuying Shen - Modeling Analyst, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH
  • Amanda Weinstein - Assistant Professor, University of Akron, Department of Economics, Akron, OH
  • Minyu Zhou - Post Doctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University , AEDE, Columbus, OH
  • Feng Zhou, Nationwide Financial, Quantitative Risk management, Columbu, OH

2012

  • Asif Ali - Senior Joint Director, State Bank of Pakistan, Monetary Policy Department, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Gregory Howard - Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Department of Economics, Greenville, NC
  • Hadia Majid - Assistant Professor, Lahore University, Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • William McGuire - Assistant Professor, University of Washington - Tacoma, Economics Department, Tacoma, Washington
  • Charity Troyer-Moore -  India Research Director for Evidence for Policy Design, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
  • Shigeharu Okajima - Assistant Professor, Waseda University, School of Political Science and Economics, Tokyo, Japan (Currently: Associate Professor, Kobe University, Department of Economics, Kobe, Japan)
  • Carlianne Patrick - Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Economics Department, Atlanta, GA
  • Heather Stephens - Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Matthew Winden - Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Economics Department, Whitewater, WI
  • Douglas Wrenn - Assistant Professor, Penn State University, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, University Park, PA

2011 

  • Benjamin Anderson - Assistant Professor, Colgate University, Department of Economics, Hamilton, NY
  • Carolina Castilla - Assistant Professor, Colgate University, Department of Economics, Hamilton, NY (Now Associate Professor)
  • Paula Cordero-Salas - Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Department of Economics, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Karl Meeusen - California ISO, Market Design and Regulatory Policy Lead, San Francisco, CA
  • Francis Mulangu - Agricultural Economist, African Center for Economic Transformation, Accra, Ghana
  • Dhiraj Sharma - Extended Term Consulatant, The World Bank, Poverty Reduction and Economic Managememt (PREM), Washington, DC
  • Ching-Hsing Chang - Assistant Professor, College of Management, NCYU, Taiwan 

2010

  • Isaac Bayoh - Director, Prudential Financial, Data Sciences, New York, NY
  • Ding-Rong Chen - Statistician, inVentiv Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Yoon-Hyung Kim - Professor, Chonnam National University, Department of Economics, South Korea
  • Pu Liu - Senior Risk Analyst, American Electric Power, Columbus, OH
  • Shibalee Majumdar - Research Assistant, University of North Texas, Center for Economic Development and Research, Frisco, TX

2009 

  • Yong Chen - Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Corvallis, OR (Now Associate Professor)
  • Ayesha Enver - Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Las Cruces, NM
  • Emilio Hernandez - Development Officer, United Nations, Industrial Development Branch, Vienna, Austria
  • Matthew Interis - Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State, MS (Now Associate Professor)
  • Meebok Kim - Research Fellow, Korea Rural Economic Institute,Center for Agriculture and Rural Policy Research, Seoul, Korea
  • Ji Li - Principal Statistician, Risk Mangagment, Capital One, Richmond, VA
  • Jose Pablo Barquero-Romero - Economic Researcher, Central Bank of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Jack Schieffer - Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics, Lexington, KY
  • Katherine Snipes - Graduate Research Associate, National Regulatory Research Institute (Currently: Visiting Assistant Professor, Dennison University, Department of Economics, Granville, OH)

2008

  • Alejandro Canadas - Assistant Professor, Mount St. Mary's University, Department of Finance & Economics, Emmetsburg, MD
  • Adrian Gonzalez - Senior Private Development Specialtist, The World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Scott Pearson - Chair and Associate Professor, Charleston Southern University, Business and Economics Department, Charleston, SC
  • Marcello Villafani - Rector, Bolivian Catholic University,  La Paz, Bolivia
  • Yi Zheng - Investment Analyst, T. Rowe Price, Baltimore, MD

2007

  • Carlos Alpizar - Deputy General Manager, ACORDE, Financial Services, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Shihomi Ara - Lecturer, Hacettepe University, Department of Economics, Ankara, Turkey
  • Michael Brady - Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University, School of Economic Sciences, Impact Center, Pullman, WA
  • Shu-Ling Chen - Associate Professor, National Taipei University, Faculty of Banking and Cooperative Management, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Erick Davidson - Manager, Everest Reinsurance, Cat Modeling, New York, NY
  • Franz Gomez-Soto - Vice President for Latin American & Caribbean , Fundacion Capital, Financial Services, Bogota, Colombia
  • Bidisha Mandal - Associate Professor, Washington State University, School of Economic Sciences, Pullman, WA
  • Francisco Monge-Arino - Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Trade, Trade Monitoring Unit, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Jeff Rosen - Chief Economist, Briefing.com, Chicago, IL
  • Bibhakar Shakya - Senior Research Fellow, FKRA Research and Policy, Resarch and Policy, Doha, Qatar
  • Bin Sun - Technical Analyst, JP Morgan Chase, Consumer & Risk Modeling Analytics, Columbus, OH (Currently: Director of Mortgage and Retail Bank Modeling at Citi)
  • Yuki Tokoyama - Economist, Japan Bank for International Cooperation , Tokyo, Japan
  • Afia Yamoah - Assistant Professor, Hope College, Economics and Business Department, Hope, MI
  • Wenye Yan - Assistant Professor, Southwestern University of Finance & Economics, Department of Economics, Chengdu, China