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Ph.D. Placements

Your Success Story Is Waiting. Our graduates work in a variety of academic institutions, government, international organizations, and private sector firms.

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Alumni Spotlight

Ebehireme Iyoha, PhD ’21

Harvard School of Business and the U.S. Fed (Boston)

Ebehi Iyoha’s research applies network theory to the study of firm-to-firm interactions within and across countries’ borders. In her dissertation, she explores how US publicly-listed companies are affected by the efficiency of their customers and suppliers.  Her research finds that central firms in the production network—such as General Motors, AT&T and Walmart—can have large impacts on the productivity of the US economy through their buyer-supplier relationships. Her work also assesses the influence of US multinationals on the performance of US domestic firms, and examines the impact of the US-China trade war on importer-exporter relationships in Latin America.

Upon graduation, Ebehi will spend a year as a Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In 2022, she will join the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School as an Assistant Professor where she will teach a section of a first-year MBA course, “The Entrepreneurial Manager.” 

Harold Chiang standing in front of shrubsHarold Chiang, PhD’20

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

As an econometrician, Harold works on bridging the division between cutting-edge econometric theory and the frontiers of empirical economic research. The tools developed in Harold’s research can be applied to different empirical economic questions in education, labor economics, international trade, and industrial organization, among others.

Previous Placements

Matthew L. Chambers
Research Economist
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Brandyn F. Churchill
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Carleton University 

Trang Hoang
Economist
Division of International Finance
Federal Reserve Board

Nicholas Holtkamp
Economist
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ebehi Iyoha
Assistant Professor
Entrepreneurial Management Unit
Harvard Business School

Kristine Koutout
Research Director
Golup Capital Social Impact Lab
Stanford University 

Zeeshan Samad
Research Consultant
Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Unit
The World Bank 

Christopher Sichko
Research Agricultural Economist
Economic Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bing Yang Tan
Research Fellow
Global Asia Institute
National University of Singapore

Katherine G. Yewell
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Management and System Sciences
University of Louisville

Jun Zhao
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies
University of Alabama

 

Caroline Abraham
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Union College 

Tam Bui
Data Scientist
Happy Elements

Harold D. Chiang
Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Frank Ciarliero
Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Texas Tech University 

Mathew Knudson
Transfer Pricing Economist, US Tax
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Nicolas A. Mäder
Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, Business School
University of San Diego

Daniel Mangrum
Research Economist, Research and Statistics Group
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Samuel T. Eppink
Prevention Effectiveness Postdoctoral Fellow
Centers for Disease Control

Gracie (Hui) Hao
Data Scientist
The Vanguard Group

Paul S. Niekamp
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ball State University

Francis R. Ratsimbazafy
Data Scientist, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Hayri Alper Arslan
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Economics
Queen’s University

Jason A. Campbell
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, Business School
University of San Diego

Dong (Carl) Cheng
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Union College

Salama S. Freed
Postdoctoral Researcher
Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

James M. Harrison
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
United States Naval Academy

Emily C. Lawler
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs
University of Georgia

Benjamin C. Ward
Lecturer
Department of Economics, Terry College of Business
University of Georgia

Jonah Yuen
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Hamilton College

Ying (Martin) Zheng
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Renmin University of China

Matthew D. French
Economist
Amazon

Aaron M. Gamino
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Middle Tennessee State University

Martin Van der Linden
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Economics and Finance
Utah State University

Siraj G. Bawa
Economist, Economic Research Service
United States Department of Agriculture

Brantly M. Callaway
Assistant Professor of Economics
Temple University

Christopher Cotter
Assistant Professor of Economics
Oberlin College

Difei Geng
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Carlos Manzanares
Economist
Amazon

Michael Q. Moody
Visiting Professor of Economics
Miami University of Ohio

D. Sebastian Tello-Trillo
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
University of Virginia

Li Zhao
Assistant Professor of Economics
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Craig Benedict
Assistant Professor of Economics
State University of New York, Oswego

Kate Fritzdixon
Financial Economist
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Yuanzhi Gao
Core Modeling Associate
J. P. Morgan Chase & Company

Zhongzhong Hu
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of International Business and Economics

Michael Mathes
Assistant Professor of Economics
Providence College

Nam Tuan Vu
Assistant Professor of Economics
Miami University