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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.


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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



  • 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



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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,, 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