Job Placement

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The Department of Economics assists its PhD graduates by posting job opportunities from colleges, universities, government agencies, private industry, and other organizations. In addition, a faculty member is appointed each year to coordinate placement activities, and a staff member is available to handle other administrative matters related to placement. Each autumn quarter the Department facilitates the submission of letters of recommendation for applications. Students also participate in mock interviews and present seminars to polish their speaking skills. The Department encourages its graduates to attend the national AEA conference to develop a network of potential employers.

Our 2006 - 2020 PhD graduates are profiled here:


Nahyeon Bak - Amazon, Seattle
Dmitry Brizhatyuk -
Moody's Analytics, London
An-Tsu Chen -
Tencent, Beijing
Ziran (Josh) Ding -
Bank of Lithuania
Justin Downs -
University of Buffalo
Agraj Gupta -
Amazon, Seattle
Zhe (Jasmine) Jiang -
Reed College, Portland
Sungcheol Kim -
Ministry of Finance, Sejong City, Korea
Yurim Lee - Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Eunmi Park -
Ministry of Finance, Sejong City, Korea
Xuetao Shi -
The University of Sydney


Bijetri Bose - Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA (research associate)
Guillermo Gallacher -
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Marie Guldin - Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA, Seattle
Daisoon Kim - North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Jonghyun Kim - Ministry of Finance, Sejong City, Korea
Amy Lastuka - Center for Sustainable Energy, San Diego, CA
Rory Mullen - University of Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK
Jingyi Ren - Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Jagori Saha - Furman University, Greenville, SC (visiting)
Andres Sanchez-Jabba - Central Bank of Colombia
Hyo Jin Sonn - Moody's Analytics, San Francisco, CA

2017 - 2018

Keita Abe - Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway (postdoc)
Yeuan (Allen) Chen -
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle (postdoc)
Andrew Clayton -
Amazon, Seattle
Yang Fan -
Colby College, Waterville, ME
Austin Gross - Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Ken Ho - Liaoning University, China
Shih-Tang Hwu - Cal Poly Pomona, CA
Weng-Chi (Florence) Lei - University of Saint Joseph, Macau, China
Mishita Mehra - Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Jennifer Meredith - Colby College, Waterville, ME
Byunghoon Nam - Ministry of Finance, Seoul, Korea
Kara Ng - Russell Investments, Seattle
Raghav Paul - EY (Ernst & Young), San Jose, CA
Anthony Sanford - University of Maryland, College Park (postdoc)
Sangeetha Srinivasan - Russell Investments, Seattle
Yun-Ling (Jocelyn) Wang - T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA

2016 - 2017

Mahama Samir Bandaogo - Wesleyan University, Connecticut [update: World Bank, Washington, DC]
Vladimir Dashkeev - Seattle University
Nail Hassairi - Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Professional Development, University of Washington (postdoc)
Jenny Ho - Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington DC
Shih-Ting Huang - Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China
Seunghan Lee - Ministry of Finance, Seoul, Korea
Alexander (Sasha) Rodivilov - Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey

2015 - 2016

Pasita Chaijaroen - College of William & Mary
Thomas Fillebeen -
Amazon, Seattle
Ming He
- University of Technology Sydney
Alex Henke -
Howard University, Washington DC
Yangguang (Sunny) Huang
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Alex Hubbard -
Moody's Analytics, San Francisco
Ying (Vivian) Jiang -
Russell Investments, Seattle
Kyungkeun Kim -
Bank of Korea
David Oxborrow -
KPMG, Denver
Galip Kemal Özhan -
University of St. Andrews, UK
Jorge Rojas Vallejos
- Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile
Inhwan So - Bank of Korea
Miaoyu Yang - Amazon, Seattle
Muxin Zhai - University of Colorado - Boulder (post-doc) [Update: Texas State U, San Marcos]

2014 – 2015

Bijetri Bose - Oberlin College, OH
Daniel Brent
–Louisiana State University
Yi-An Chen - Bank of Slovenia, Ljubljana
Sora Chon – Korea Institute for International Economics Policy [update: Korea Development Institute]
Kaihua Deng - Hanqing Institute at Renmin University, China
Chien-Hao Fu - National Taipei University (Dept. of Public Finance)
Chasya Hoagland - Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Olympia
Woo-Hyung Hong - Korea Institute of Public Finance
Nicholas Huntington-Klein – California State University, Fullerton
Atsuko Izumi - Edgeworth Economics, Washington DC
Seojin Lee - Shanghai Finance University
Zhi Li - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE)/Xiamen University, China
Ruixuan Liu – Emory University, Atlanta
Edgar Luna - Universidad Autonóma de Nuevo León, Mexico
Hui Mai - Chase Bank, Dallas
Javier Pereira – Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Syed Galib Sultan – State Street Corporation (Model Validation Group), Boston

2013 – 2014

Shamma Alam – Dickinson College, Pennsylvania
Emre Aylar –
Lund University, Sweden
Ercument Cahan – Bloomberg LP, New York
Ranganai Gwati – Benedict College, Columbia, SC
Lin-chi Hsu – United International College, Zhuhai, China [update: Howard University, Washington DC]
Ben Keefer – Carleton College
Jaeho Kim – University of Oklahoma
Sang Bum Ko – Financial Services Commission, Seoul
David Kuenzel – Wesleyan University, Connecticut
Clark Lundberg – San Diego State University
Xuyang Ma – PanAgora Asset Management, Boston
Skylar Olsen – Zillow, Seattle
Justin Robertson – University of Washington Dept. of Health Services
Joseph Sáenz – University of Washington Investment Management
Alice Su – National Taipei University, Taiwan
Yu-hsuan Su – National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Xiaolin (Celine) Sun – Wealthfront, Palo Alto, CA
Ho Po (Crystal) Wong – West Virginia University

2012 – 2013

Joelle Abramowitz – Census Bureau, Washington DC [update: University of Michigan Institute for Social Research]
Joseph Dieleman – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle
YuFan Huang – Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing
Kohei Kiya – Japan International Cooperation Agency
Daeyong Lee – Peking University
Dongwon Lee – University of California, Riverside
Sui Luo – Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing
Dan Wang – Chinese Academy of Sciences

2011 – 2012

Fei-Chien Chang – Swedish Medical Group, Seattle
Brian Donhauser – AQR Capital Management, New York
Rodica Gilles – Ernst & Young, Seattle
Jee Young Lee – Russell Investments, Seattle
Krisztina Nagy – Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Sumant Rai – University of Memphis
Benjamin (Daniel) Willard - Environmental Defense Fund, Austin

2010 – 2011

Wahid Abdallah – BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
D. Mark Anderson – Montana State University
Sungjin Cho – 
Korea Energy Economics Institute, Seoul
Lindy Helfman – Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue, WA [update: Amazon, Seattle]
Cherl Hyun (Lucas) Kim – POSCO Research Institute, Seoul
Momoe Makino – Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba, Japan
Troy Scott – Lewis & Clark College, Portland [update: Research Triangle Institute, NC]
Jianguo Wang – Healthcare Services Corporation, Chicago

2009 – 2010

Laura Berlinghieri (Middlesworth) – University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire [update: Marriott International]
Serpil Bouza – International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC
Jin Young Chung – Samsung Economic Research Institute, Seoul
Sebastian Fossati – University of Alberta
Peter Fuleky – University of Hawaii Economics Research Organization
Michael Hanlon – Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle
Pym Manopimoke – University of Kansas [update: Bank of Thailand]
Yu-I Peng – National Taipei University
Nalina Varanasi – Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle
Edwin Wong – Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, Seattle
Jin Sung Yoo – SK Research Institute, Seoul

2008 – 2009

Leif Anderson – Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA), Seattle
Giedrius Blazys – Uppsala University, Sweden [update – Euromonitor International/Vilnius University]
Juyoung Cheong – University of Queensland
Andrew Ewing – Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL [update – AOL Platforms, Seattle]
Michael Hansen – Urban Institute, Washington DC [update – Brookings Institution, Washington, DC]
Seongtae Kim – Korea Development Institute, Seoul
Murat Koyuncu – Bogazici University, Istanbul
Christina Tapia – OSC Vocational Systems, Bothell, WA
Li-Chuan Tsai – Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen, China
Erin Vernon – Seattle University
Jelena Zurovac – Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ

2007 – 2008

Robin Anderson – Census Bureau, Washington, DC [update – Principal Global Investors, Des Moines, IA]
Saraswata Chaudhuri – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill [update – McGill University, Montreal]
Nina Sidneva – Tacoma Power, Tacoma, WA [update – Seattle City Light]
Yunmi Kim – University of Manitoba [update – University of Seoul]
Pisut Kulthanavit – Thammasat University, Bangkok
Tae Hyun Lee – Ministry of Finance, Seoul
Anna Lovász – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Scott Payseur – UBS Global Asset Management, London
Kwok Ping (Byron) Tsang – Virginia Tech
Alan van der Hilst – Congressional Budget Office [update – Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington DC]

2006 – 2007

Md Abul Basher – Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies [update - Asian Development Bank]
Ronald Caldwell – University of Kansas [update – University of Michigan]
Chun-hung (Frederick) Chen – Washington Mutual [update – KPMG]
Drew Creal – Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Harrison Fell – Resources for the Future
Christian Henn – International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC
Jun Ma – University of Alabama [update - Northeastern University]
Daisuke Nagakura – Institute for Monetary and Economics Studies, Bank of Japan
Ceyda Öner – International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC
Bruce Wang – Goldman Sachs [update – Elysia]

2005 – 2006

Meherun Ahmed – Carlton College, Northfield, MN
Ying Gu – Bear Stearns, New York
Erika Gulyas – Trinity University, San Antonio
Yu-Ning Hwang – National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Kazi Iqbal – World Bank Institute, Washington DC
Daniel Player – Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ [update – University of Virginia]
Till Schreiber – College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Ekaterina Stepanova – Fannie Mae, Washington DC [update – U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC]
Wei-Choun Yu – Winona State University, MN [update - UCLA Anderson Forecast]

Updates are welcome. Please email Advising Office —