2020 Job Market Placements

By: Joelle Shadle, 
Thu, 03/12/2020

The Cornell Economics Community is proud to support and promote the work of our students who are seeking employment following the completion of their doctoral program.  We are happy to announce the 2020 job market placements.

The graduate program of study is designed to train for research careers as faculty in public policy programs, public health programs, and other academic programs, and for non-academic research careers in think tanks, private consulting, government, or the not-for-profit sector. This list is comprised of students who have accepted job offers and are enrolled in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Economics (ECON). 

Director of Placement: John Cawley

Name Position or Affiliation
Jee Hun Choi Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Lehigh University
Maura Coughlin Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University
Tilahun Emiru Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Lake Forest College
Katelyn Heath Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Economics, Rice University
Sylverie Herbert Economist, Banque de France
Amani Moin Research Economist, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Stephanie Schauder Economist, HealthCore
Yu She Economist, Capital One
Jason Somerville Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Matthew Thirkettle Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University
Lucy Xiaolu Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Germany, then Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jun Hyun Yun Postdoctoral Researcher, Seoul National University
Nahim Zahur Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University, then Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Queen's University, Canada
Xingtong Zhang Assistant Professor, School of Finance, Renmin University, China

This list will be updated as students accept final job offers.  At Cornell University, economists are trained in many departments, schools and colleges, and as a part of multiple graduate fields. View a historical placement of all Ph.D. students in the field of economics including Applied Economics Management (AEM) and Policy Management and Analysis (PAM) here.

Students walking along a path in the fall