Economics Ph.D. Job Market Candidates

The department is proud to support and promote the work of our Ph.D. students who are seeking employment following the completion of their doctoral program. At Cornell University, economists are trained in many departments, schools and colleges, and as a part of multiple graduate fields. The following websites include the subset of students who are receiving their degrees in Fields outside of Economics: Field of Policy Analysis and Management.

For further information on our candidates, please feel free to contact Seth Sanders, Placement Chair, or any member of the Placement Committee:

job market candidate, Alesandro Arcuri

Alesandro Arcuri

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Arcuri CV |  Arcuri Personal Webpage  |

Job Market Paper: “Persuasion Through Trial Design

Research Interests: Applied Theory, Economics of Information, Economic Theory, Game Theory 

References: David Easley (chair), Lawrence BlumeTommaso Denti


Nikolai Boboshko

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Job Market Paper: “The Effect of Tenure Laws on Students: Evidence from the Implementation of Tenure Systems in the 20th Century

Research Interests: Labor Economics, Economic History, Economics of Education
References: Francine Blau (chair), Evan RiehlMichael Lovenheim

Yang (Jaden) Chen

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics 

Chen CV  | Chen Personal Webpage |

Job Market Paper: “Sequential Learning Under Informational Ambiguity” 

Research Interests: Microeconomic Theory

References: David Easley (chair), Lawrence BlumeTommaso Denti


Muye Chen

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Chen CV | Chen Personal Webpage |

Job Market Paper: “Labor Market Effects of Environmental Disasters and Information Shocks: Evidence from Inland Oil Spills

Research Interests: Environmental Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics

References: Nick Sanders (chair), Doug MillerIvan Rudik


Vitor Costa

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Costa CV | Costa Personal Webpage |

Job Market Paper: “Local Wage Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Brazil

Research Interests: Economic Theory, Labor Economics, Public Finance 

References: Seth Sanders (chair), Doug MillerHyunseob Kim


Rene Crespin

Ph.D. Candidate in Policy Analysis and Management 

Crespin CV | Crespin Personal Webpage | 

Job Market Paper: “The Value of School Social Climate Information: Evidence from Chicago Housing Transactions

Research Interests: Economics of Education, Public Economics, Labor Economics

References: Maria Fitzpatrick (chair), Michael LovenheimDouglas Miller,


Zhou Fan

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Fan CV | Fan Personal Webpage | 

Job Market Paper: “Trading During Credit-Fueled Stock Market Booms and Busts

Research Interests: International Finance 

References: Andrew Karolyi (chair), Eswar PrasadMatthew Baron 


Martha Johnson

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Johnson CV | Johnson Personal Webpage |

Job Market Paper: “Funding Schools During Fiscal Crises: The Effects of Federal Recessionary Aid on State Support for Public Education

Research Interests: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Education

References: Maria Fitzpatrick (chair), Evan RiehlMichael Lovenheim


Shaoshu Li

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Li CV | Li Personal Webpage |

Job Market Paper: “A New Approach to Self-Normalization

Research Interests: Financial Econometrics, Macroeconomics 

References:  Yongmiao Hong (chair), Matthew BaronRobert Jarrow


Siguang Li

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Li CV | Li Personal Webpage | 

Job Market Paper: “Media Trading Groups and Short Selling Manipulation

Research Interests: Financial Economics, Applied Microeconomics Theory, Information

References: Robert Jarrow (co-chair), Lin Cong (co-chair), Yongmiao Hong


Raul Morales

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Morales CV | Morales Personal Webpage |

Job Market Paper: “Liability Protection and Firm Growth

Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Firm Dynamics 

References: Julieta Caunedo (chair), Mathieu Taschereau-DumouchelKristoffer Nimark


Kevin Ng

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Ng CV | Ng Personal Webpage | 

Job Market Paper: “The Effects of Teacher Tenure on Productivity and Selection

Research Interests: Economics of Education and Labor Economics

References: Michael Lovenheim (chair), Evan RiehlZhuan Pei

adam shumway

Adam Shumway

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Shumway CV | Shumway Personal Webpage | 

Job Market Paper: “Where Do Doctors Practice? Medical School Access and the Rural Physician Shortage

Research Interests: Labor Economics, Public Economics

References: Seth Sanders (chair), George Jakubson, Ron Ehrenberg, Kevin Hallock

qinshu xue

Qinshu Xue

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Xue CV  | Xue Personal Webpage  |

Job Market Paper: “Demand Risk, Upstream Market Power and Vertical Relation in the U.S. Automobile Industry

Research Interests: Empirical Industrial Organization, Firm Dynamics

References: Julieta Caunedo (co-chair), Panle Barwick (co-chair), Giulia Brancaccio, Joerg Stoye

Pengfei Zhang

Pengfei (Franco) Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Zhang CV  | Zhang Personal Webpage | 

Job Market Paper: “The Human Side of Cyber Takedowns: Theory and Evidence from

Research Interests: Law and Economics, Public Policy, Applied Theory, Economics Development 

References: Kaushik Basu (chair), Steve CoateEdward Stiglitz, Yi Chen

Hester Zhang

Haimeng (Hester) Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Zhang CV | Zhang Personal Webpage | 

Job Market Paper: “Jump Bidding as a Signaling Game

Research Interests: Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics 

References: Panle Barwick (co-chair), Michael Waldman (co-chair), Joerg StoyeJulieta Caunedo

Bin Zhao

Bin Zhao

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Zhao CV  | Zhao Personal Webpage | 

Job Market Paper: “Input Specificity, Frictional Input Market and Firm Growth

Research Interests: Firm Dynamics, Trade

References: Nancy Chau (chair), Justin Johnson, Ravi Kanbur 

Julia Zhu

Julia Zhu

Ph.D. Candidate in Policy Analysis and Management 

Zhu CV | Zhu Personal Webpage | 

Job Market Paper: “Comparative Immigration Policies and the Effect of International Students in U.S. Higher Education

Research Interests: Labor Economics, Economics of Migration, Economics of Education

References: Douglas Miller (chair), Francine Blau, Michael Lovenheim

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