Placement Information

The market for economists remains strong: universities, colleges, business firms, international organizations, and government agencies have numerous openings, and graduates of high quality Ph.D. programs have no difficulty in finding rewarding positions that pay well.

The Penn Economics Department assists its Ph.D. candidates to find appropriate positions by circulating everyone's credentials to well over a thousand employers of Ph.D.- level economists, by advising students at every step of the job hunting process (i.e., application procedures, interviews, presentation of research seminars, negotiations, and decisions), and by urging particular employers to consider qualified Penn students. An established member of the senior faculty serves as Graduate Placement Officer to coordinate the process and help all students; individual faculty members in the student's field (including the primary dissertation advisor) offer extensive personal help.

Resources are also available through Penn's Career Planning and Placement Center, which employs two professional counselors specifically for graduate students.

During recent years, Penn students have accepted academic positions at Boston University, Brown, UCLA, and Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, and Georgetown, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, MIT (Sloan), New York University, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Northwestern, Princeton, Purdue, Rutgers, Stanford, Williams, and Yale, among others.

Nonacademic positions have been accepted, at Bell Laboratories, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Trade Commission, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. Many foreign students return to their native countries and take important public, private and university positions.

The following is a list of offers accepted by Penn students on the job market:

2003-2004: Western Ontario, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Finance-University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Adelaide (Australia), Middle East Technical University, Korea Development Institute, California Institute of Technology, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, International Monetary Fund, The World Bank, Bank of Canada, Ohio State University, Singapore Management University, Tulane, University of Maryland.

2004-2005: Simon Fraser University, University of Nevada, Hong Kong University of Science and Tech, University of Iowa, Northwestern University (MEDS), University of Georgia, Virginia Tech, New York University, ITAM, Aplia, Inc. and Board of Governors, DC.

PLACEMENT 2005-2006

Last Name First Name Position
An Sungbae Singapore Managment University
Faingold Eduardo Yale University
Galenianos Manolis Pennsylvania State University
Gallardo-Garcia Jorge Bates White
Hong Jayhwa Rochester University
Liu Gaoquan City University of New York
Lucarelli Claudio Cornell University, PAM
Maruyama Tetsuya Intel Corporation
Rodriguez-Pueblita Jose McKinsey & Co.
Song Jae Eun Korean Institute of Finance
Tartari Melissa Yale University
Telyukova Irina University of California, San Diego

PLACEMENT 2006-2007

Last Name First Name Position
Doh Taeyoung Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas
Gemici Ahu New York University
Iorio Daniela Automoma Barcelona
Lester Benjamin University of Western Ontario
Licari Juan National University of Cordoba
Ma Xiaojing University of Economics and Fin at Shanghai
Sakudo Mari Post Doctoral Scholar at Univ of Chicago
Silveira Rafael Bank of America
Velazquez-Nunez Daniel Deloitte & Touche in Washington
Visschers Lodewijk Simon Fraser University

PLACEMENT 2007-2008

Last Name First Name Position
Adachi Takanori Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ceccarini Olivia Bates White
Cho Hong Chong Samsung Corporation
Dos Santos Enestor Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA, Research)
Gonzalez Javier Treasury Department, Government of Mexico
Joo Hailey Hayeon Ohio University
Lim Seon Hye (Claire) Stanford University GSB
Santaeulalia-Llopis Raul Washington University, St. Louis
Strasser Georg Boston College
Suarez-Lledo Jose Universidad Autonoma Barcelona
Tosini Nicola ESMT Competition Analysis, Berlin
Villani Junior Adhemar Unibanco
Yuen Anthony Constellation Energy

PLACEMENT 2008-2009

Last Name First Name Position
Chen Yijuan Australian National University
Choi Sekyu Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Cosconati Marco IADB (Interamerican-Development Bank)
Fuenfzig Michael ISET in Tbilisi, Georgia
Geromichalos Athanasios University of California, Davis
Gulemetova-Swan Michaela National Education Association
Kim Kyungmin (Teddy) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Muraki Kei Ministry of Finance, Japan
Pinheiro Roberto University of Colorado, Business School
Roy Shalini International Food Policy Research Institute (Post Doc)
Selman Deniz Bogazici University
Swartz Matthew Department of Labor
Velez-Grajales Viviana InterAmerican Development Bank, Washington, DC

PLACEMENT 2009-2010

Last Name First Name Position
Alaoui Larbi Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Aliprantis Dionissi Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Berkovich Efraim Manhattanville College
Borah Abhinash Royal Holloway University
Fu Chao University of Wisconsin, Madison
Fuentes-Albero Christina Rutgers University
Hoelle Matthew Post-Doc, European University Institute, Forence, Italy
Hua Jian Baruch College City University of New York
Joubert Clement University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kim Geena IMPAQ International
Kryshko Maxym International Monetary Fund
Melosi Leonardo London Business School
Parmaksiz Omer Middle East Technical University
Penta Antonio University of Wisconsin, Madison
Pogach Jonathan FDIC
Richards Seth Carnegie Mellon, Heinz College, PPM
Stetsenko Sergiy Moody's

PLACEMENT 2010-2011

Last Name First Name Position
Aguirre Alvaro Central Bank of Chile
Borah Abhinash University of Mainz, Germany
Chen Fei School of Economics, HUST
Harvill Eleanor Abt Associates
Herbst Edward Federal Reserve Board
Holter Hans Uppsala University, Sweden
Katagiri Mitsuru Bank of Japan
Mann David Mathematica
Mehta Nirav University of Western Ontario
Mon Myat University of Southern California Post Doc
Ozkan Serdar Federal Reserve Board
Russo David Cornerstone Research
Shapira Gil World Bank
Stepanchuk Serhiy Bank of Hungary
Tayon Robert Barclays Capital
Wakamori Naoki Bank of Canada
Wang Liang University of Hawaii
Weng Xi Peking University
Yao Wen Bank of Canada

PLACEMENT 2011-2012

Last Name First Name Position
Clausen Andrew University of Edinburgh
Dizioli Allan International Monetary Fund
Gordon Grey Indiana University
Griffen Drew University of Tokyo
Hedlund Aaron Baylor University
Hu Xiangting Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance at Renming University
Huang Chong University of California, Irvine
Kang Karam Carnegie Mellon University
Karahan Fatih Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Rabinovich Stanislav Amherst College
Santos Cezar University of Mannheim
Tincani Michela University College London 

PLACEMENT 2012-2013

Last Name First Name Position
Alcade Pilar Universidad de los Andes
Badev Anton Federal Reserve Board
Bognanni Mark Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Catambay Danielle Hitotsubashi University
Chen Han Federal Reserve Board
Choi Jaesung SungKyunKwan University
Dilme Francesc University of Bonn
Hai Rong University of Chicago (Post-Doc)
Kim Soojin Purdue University
Li Fei University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ouyang Chencan Kaneka Holdings
Saijo Hikaru University of California, Santa Cruz
Weiss David Tel-Aviv University
Yang Zhao Cornerstone Research
Yoon Chamna Baruch College, CUNY

PLACEMENT 2013-2014

Last Name First Name Position
Aizawa Naoki University of Minnesota
Arayvechkit Tanida City University of Hong Kong
Bocola Luigi Northwestern University
Gornemann Nils Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Grau Nicolas Universidad de Chile (Post-Doc)
Guo Naijia Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hanley Douglas University of Pittsburgh
Hwang Ilwoo University of Miami
Itenberg Olga University of Rochester, Simon School of Business
Kim You Suk Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Mitman Kurt Stockholm University
Park Yena University of Rochester, Dept. of Economics
Rhee Suryun University of Hawaii
Saffie Felipe University of Maryland
Shim Eun-young University of California, San Diego (Post-Doc)
Song Dongho Boston College
Tian Can Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

PLACEMENT 2014-2015

Last Name First Name Position
Amador Diego Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
Ates Sina Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Baslandze Salome Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance  (EIEF)
Baughman Garth Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Braccini Lorenzo Bank of Italy
Henkel Rudolph Ursinus College
Hu Zehao Xiamen University 
Koh Yumi  Singapore Management University
Law Tzuo Hann Boston College
Li Hui Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
Peng Qiusha Cambridge Busines School (Post-doc)
Shin Kotbee Korean Institute of International Econ Policy
Shin Minchul University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Shin Seul-ki Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative (Economist)
Stangebye Zachary University of Notre Dame
Wang Fan University of Houston
Wu Zenan Peking University
Zhong Molin Federal Reserve Board of Governors

PLACEMENT 2015-2016

Last Name First Name Position
Calani Mauricio  Central Bank of Chile
Camilo Vincent Gustavo Cornerstone Research
Celik Murat University of Toronto
Choi Hongseok City University of Hong Kong, Finance
Erol Selman Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
Hu Ju Peking University
Liu Junwen BlackRock
Muyan Ekim Cornerstone Research
Neuhann Daniel University of Texas, Austin
Reilly Devin Analysis Group
Silva Francisco Universidad Catolica, Chile
Wang Yu Ryerson University
Wei Yanhao University of Southern California, Marshall
Wu Chunzan University of Miami
Yu Yin Yin Vanguard, Senior Research Economist

PLACEMENT 2016-2017

Last Name First Name Position
Azuero Melo Rodrigo IMPAQ International
Ciancio Alberto Penn Populations Studies Department - Post Doc
Dogan Mustafa Post-Doc at Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University
Gjorgjevik Kristijan Cornerstone Reseach - Associate
Hauser Daniel 2 Year Post-Doc at Aalto University - Finland
Hernandez Juan Manual Inter American Development Bank
Janetos Nicholas Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative - Research Analyst
Ko Ami Georgetown University
Li Yunan City University of Hong Kong
Liu Laura Federal Reserve Board
Liu Yang University of Hong Kong
O'Keeffe-O'Donovan Rossa Oxford Post-Doc
Pereira-Batlle Pau Amazon
Tilly Jan QuantCo (Start-up)
Wills Daniel Universidad de Los Andes, Econ