Ph.D. Job Market Placements
 Graduate Program Department of Economics ◊ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Our graduates take jobs in academic, government and international organizations, and private businesses.  Recent placements are listed below.

Academic Year Name of Graduate Initial Employer Advisor Current position
(if different)
Fall
2013
-
Summer
2014
Ryan Burk IBM McManus  
Ezequiel Cabezon International Monetary Fund Froyen  
Chris Cronin Notre Dame Gilleskie  
David Fragoso Gonzalez University of Mississippi (adjunct) Biglaiser  
David Frazier Monash University Renault
 
Kaiji Motegi Waseda University Ghysels
 
Didem Pekkurnaz Ozyegin University Guilkey  
Riha Vaidya IMPAQ Guilkey
 
Fall
2012
-
Summer
2013
Arnie Aldridge RTI International, Behavior Health Economics Program Gilleskie  
Stephen Goldberger JP Research Ghysels  
William Grider U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies Gilleskie  
Fatma Gunay Washington and Lee University (visiting) Biglaiser  
Matt Harris University of Tennessee Gilleskie  
Gazi Kara  Federal Reserve System Board of Governors, The Office of Financial Stability Policy and Research Chari  
Greg McAtee Regions Bank - Alabama Gilleskie  
Leonardo Morales Central Bank of Colombia Guilkey  
Racha Moussa Middlebury College Chari  
Jianfeng Yao Bluefield College Akin  

Fall
2011
-
Summer
2012

Mustafa A. Attar Hacettepe University Hendricks  
David Buehler Penn State - Harrisburg Field  
Fernando Chague University of Sao Paulo Ghysels  
Jeremy Cook Wheaton College Gilleskie  
Rebecca Glawtschew Kennesaw State University Norman  
Mustafa Guler Central Bank of Turkey Froyen  
Brian Jenkins University of Montana (visiting) Salemi University of California - Irvine (lecturer)
Wonchul Hwang Korea Fair Trade Commission Biglasier  
Timothy Moore Deloitte - Los Angeles Norman  
Amos Peters University of Cape Town - South Africa Black  
Ozge Savascin Freddie Mac Francis  
Teerawut Sripinit Thammasat University Froyen  
Russell Triplett Stetson University (visiting) Conway University of North Florida
Fall
2010
-
Summer
2011
Natta Akapaiboon Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Thailand Conway  
Chak Hun Jack Cheng Murray State University Salemi  
Michael Darden Tulane University Gilleskie  
Manasigan Kanchanachitra Office of the Education Council, Thailand Gilleskie Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University
Stanislav Khrapov New Economic School, Moscow Renault  
Zongqiang Liao Blue Cross Blue Shield Salemi  
Peter Malaspina Freeman, Sullivan, and Co. Norman Quantitative Economic Solutions, LLC
Codrin Nedita Eureka College Conway  
Tatevik Sekhposyan Bank of Canada Francis Texas A&M
Nopphol Witvorapong Chulalongkorn University Gilleskie  
Fall
2009
-
Summer
2010
Basak Altan Ozyegin University Biglaiser  
Suzette Baker Washington University (visiting scholar) Biglaiser Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Katherine Cloud University of Georgia (visiting) Gilleskie  
Olesya Fomenko Workers Compensation Research Institute Guilkey  
Lauren Heller Berry College Akin  
Mai Hubbard Mathematica Policy Inc. Gilleskie  
Justin Joffrion Department of Defense Parreiras USAF San Antonio TX (Commander)
Zubeyir Kilinc Central Bank of Turkey Froyen  
Silviya Nikolova University of Manchester Mroz University of Leeds
Jeremy Petranka Indiana University (visiting) Biglaiser Duke University - Fuqua School of Business (Professor of the Practice)
Serban Ranca East Carolina University (visiting) Parreiras CETELEM IFN SA - Romania
Marcelo Silva Federal University of Pernambuco Salemi  
Katherine Theyson University of the South Bilsborrow/Turchi  
Denise Whalen Mathematica Policy Inc. Gilleskie  

Fall
2008
-
Summer
2009

Mikhail
Bontch-Osmolovskii
World Bank Mroz Center for Social and Economics Research
Zafar Nazarov RAND Guilkey Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Nilufer Ozdemir University of Mississippi Conway  
Sarah Riley UNC Center for
Community Capital
Biglaiser  
Kathryn Rouse Elon University Mroz  
Syed Saad University of St. Thomas,
St. Paul MN
Akin  
Tetyana Shvydko Bates White Blau  

Fall
2007
-
Summer
2008

Michael Aguilar University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Lecturer) Renault  
Charles Braymen Kansas State University Conway Creighton University
Kristie Briggs Creighton University Field  
Xilong Chen SAS Ghysels  
Raymond Farkouh Research Triangle Institute Guilkey Pfizer
Ryan Goodstein Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Blau  
Tiffany Green University of Wisconsin (Robert Woods Johnson scholar) Gilleskie Virginia Commonwealth University
Volker Grzimek University of Richmond (visiting) Akin/Tauchen Berea College (visiting)
David Jones Mathematica Gilleskie  
Jason Jones Furman University Black  
John MacDonald Wake Forest University (Lecturer) Stewart  
Steven McMullen Calvin College Mroz Hope College
Ronald Oertel Western Washington University (visiting) van der Klaauw  
Seregiy Peredriy SAS Black  
Arthur Sinko University of Manchester, UK Ghysels  
Alicia Sparling Davidson College (adjunct) Gilleskie Davidson College
Kellin Stanfield DePauw University Darity  

Fall
2006
-
Summer
2007

Hamilton Fout Kansas State University Salemi Fannie Mae
Mohammad
Jahan-Parvar
East Carolina University Gallant Federal Reserve Board
Heather Krull RAND Gilleskie  
Bidisha Lahiri Oklahoma State University Conway  
Emil Rusev Acumen, LLC van der Klaauw  
Yan Shi Central Michigan University (visiting) Parreiras/Biglaiser University of North Carolina - Pembroke
Betty Tao CNA Corporation Gilleskie IMPAQ International
Mark Witte College of Charleston Black  
Myung-Soo Yie Bank of Korea Froyen  
Yun (Sean) Zhang Capital One Gilleskie University of Michigan,
Health Services Research

Fall
2005
-
Summer
2006

Omur Celmanbet Cornerstone Research Mezzetti/Biglaiser

 

Danny M. Davis CNA Corporation Tauchen/Biglaiser  
Timothy Diette Washington and Lee University Darity

 

Liang (Leon) Ding Macalester College Black  
Gregory Givens Middle Tennessee State University Salemi

University of Alabama

Daver Kahvecioglu IMPAQ International Blau Fannie Mae
Yuriy Kitsul Georgia State University Gallant/Ahn

Federal Reserve Board

Shingo Takahashi International University of Japan Mroz  
Valerie Rawlston Wilson North Carolina State University (post-doc) van der Klaauw National Urban League
Yaraslau Zayats Bates White Mroz  

Fall
2004
-
Summer
2005

Rouben Atoian International Monetary Fund Salemi

 

Melissa Banzhaf Bureau of Labor Statistics Blau Center for Economic Studies, Atlanta
William C. Grant James Madison University Stewart

 

Joon-Suk Lee Bowdoin College Biglaiser Bates White
Tamah Morant North Carolina State University Darity

 

Sahminan Bank of Indonesia Conway

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office - Singapore

Matthew Woolley Moody's Investors Service Ghysels/Zhang

 

Fall
2003
-
Summer
2004

Ai-Ru Cheng University of California, Santa Cruz Gallant

Northern Illinois University

Susan Chen Triangle Census Research Data Center, Duke University van der Klaauw

University of Alabama

Michelle Danis Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Tauchen

Securities and Exchange Commission

Andrew Dyke Portland State University (visiting) Tauchen

ECONorthwest, Portland,Oregon
Senior Economist

Daniela Nicoara Ielceanu PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Biglaiser

 

Peter Lance MEASURE Evaluation Project, UNC Akin

 

Alex Li American Express van der Klaauw/ Mroz  
Albert Loh University of North Florida Akin

 

Fall
2002
-
Summer
2003

Lara Bryant Florida Atlantic University Gilleskie

Southeastern Louisiana University

John Csellak Campbell University Mroz

Dattaman.com

Timothy Goodger Lehman Brothers Black

Federated

Kenneth Hightower Federated Investors Parke

Epoch Investment Partners

Jae-Young Lim Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea Akin

Korea University

Haiyong Liu East Carolina University Mroz

 

Jonathan Pingle Board of Governors, Federal Reserve van der Klaauw

Brevan Howard

Fall
2001
-
Summer
2002

Sarah Broome University of Connecticut Tauchen North Carolina Hospital Association
Seung-Nyeon Kim Samsung Economic Research Black

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Seoul, Korea

Michael Quinn

Bentley College Field

 

Hisashi Sawaki Tezukayama University, Japan Conway

Okayama University

Melissa Sims ERS Blau

 

George Waters Washington and Lee (visiting) Parke Illinois State University

Fall
2000
-
Summer
2001

Scott Baker 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 
Jackson, MI
Mezzetti Washington University, School of Law
Benjamin Balak Washington and Lee (visiting) Tarascio Rollins College 
Jeremy Bray Research Triangle Institute Mroz

University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Joseph Crespo National Economic Research Associates Tauchen

Monolith Energy Trading

Sumana Dhar World Bank Darity

 

Garland Durham University of Iowa Gallant

University of Colorado- Boulder

Paul Hutchinson Carolina Population Center Akin Tulane University
Neal McCall  Department of Treasury Tauchen

 

Christopher Dylan McGee Assumption College Black

 

Dominic Mancini Food and Drug Administration Stewart

Office of Management
and Budget

Rupi Kaur Saggi Southern Methodist University (Lecturer) Black

Vanderbilt (Senior Lecturer)

Amitabh Singh Abbott Laboratories Tauchen

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Erdal Tekin Georgia State University Blau

American University

Ozkan Zengin SAS Institute Black

National Resources Inventory, Iowa State University

Fall
1999
-
Summer
2000

Myung-Chul Chung Seoul City University, Korea (visiting) Black

 

Alicia Robb US Small Business Administration Darity Beacon Economics
Taner Yigit St. Louis University Froyen Bilkent University

Fall
1998
-
Summer
1999

Clark Alyea Barra, Inc. Blau ValueScience
Charles Baum Middle Tennessee State University Blau

 

Teresa Beckham Rhodes College Conway

 

John Burger Loyola College, Baltimore Froyen

 

Alexander Cowell Research Triangle Institute Mroz

 

Jason Dietrich Comptroller of the Currency Akin

 

John Eiler Department of the Treasury Tauchen

LSU-Finance
(PhD student)

Darrick Hamilton University of Michigan (postdoc) 
Yale University (Robert Johnson)
Darity New School University - NYC
George M. Holmes East Carolina University Mroz

UNC School of Public Health

Amber Jessup Food and Drug Administration Akin

 

Jonathan Lave Georgetown Law School Conway

Shearman & Sterling, Antitrust Division

Jee Hyung Lee Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, Korean

Froyen

 

 

Michael Lokshin World Bank Blau

 

Roberto Mosheim University of Puerto Rico Darity/Lovell  
John M. Nail Microeconomics, Inc. Stewart

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Tim Savage Charles River Associates Mroz Welch Consulting
Luis Sosa Colorado School of Mines Froyen Baldwin-Wallace
Frank Warnock Federal Reserve Board of Governors Black

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Umaporn Wongwatanasin Asian Development Bank Field

 

Tom Xu Texas Tech University Akin  

Fall
1997
-
Summer
1998

Alison Aughinbaugh Bureau of Labor Statistics Mroz

 

Lewis Davis State University of New York at Oswego Darity Smith College
Elena Glinskaya World Bank Mroz

 

Chris Henderson General Accounting Office Froyen

Federal Reserve Bank
of Philadelphia

Debin Ma Hitosubashi University (visiting) Rhode/Gallman University of Missouri at St. Louis
Kellie Maske University of the West Indies Black Appalachian State University
George Korenko Meredith College Salemi Edgeworth Economics
Saif Rahman Agnes Scott College Darity/Friedman Ohio Wesleyan University
Geoff Schneider Bucknell Darity  

Fall
1996
-
Summer
1997

Gustavo Angeles Carolina Population Center Mroz Department of Maternal and Child Health,  UNC-Chapel Hill
Bob Boggs   Lovell

 

Tim Day Deloitte and Touche Froyen

 

Doohoi Heo Posco Research Institute, Korea Stewart

 

Vaishali Mamgain University of Southern Maine Darity

 

Robert Pakpahan Ministry of Finance, Indonesia Conway  
Chuck Slusher Social Security Administration Blau

Battelle Corporation

Matt Thompson ERS
Mroz

Charles River Associates

Chris Trenholm Mathematica Mroz  

Fall
1995
-
Summer
1996

Jennie Chase Wenger University of North Texas Mroz RAND
Myriam Quispe Tulane University Black Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Jeff Rous University of North Texas Akin

 

Curtis Florence Tulane University (Public Health) Blau Emory University (Public Health)
Kirsten Madden Millersville University Tarascio

 

Steve Yamarik Oberlin College (visiting) Benavie California State University, Long Beach

Fall
1994
-
Summer
1995

Hsiao-Chi Chen National Chung Hsing, University, Taiwan Friedman/Mezzetti

National Taipei University

Ngina Chiteji Congressional Budget Office Darity Skidmore College
Tania Dmytraczenko Futures Group Field

ABT Associates 

Martin Gross Consulting firm D.C. Tarascio

 

In-Seong Hwang Samsung Economics Research Institute, Korea Black  
Inbae Kim Korea Institute of International Economic Policy  Salemi

Soongsil University, Korea

Soonhyun Kwon World Bank Darity

 

Daniel Kress Futures Group Field Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Kazuo Machino Hokkaido University Friedman/Mezzetti

 

Chris Mackie Tulane University (lecturer) Tarascio Committee on National Statistics
Stephen O’Brien Sonnenschein Attorneys Stewart

Dentons US, LLP

Regina Riphahn University of Munich, Germany Blau University of Erlangen
Pankaj Sahay Christensen Associates Lovell  
Mike Slotkin William and Mary (visiting) Appleyard

Florida Institute of Technology

Brian Surette Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Mroz Capital One
Atsushi Tanaka Kwansai Gakuin University Froyen

 

Alex Vamosi Wooster Waud Florida Institute of Technology
Daxin Wang Health Source Conway Providian Financial
Lillian Woo Carolina Friends School Coates Corporation for Enterprise Development,
Durham, NC

Fall
1993
-
Summer
1994

Jehan Arulpragasam Cornell Univ. Food & Nutrition Policy Program Field World Bank
Hakan Berument Wake Forest (visiting) Froyen Bilkent University, Turkey
Steffany Ellis University of Michigan, Dearborn Black

FEDEX Services
University of Memphis (Adjunct)

David Hotchkiss Public Health, Tulane University Blau

 

Chanjin Kim Injae University Akin  
Jeff Konz Washington & Lee University (visiting) Darity

UNC-Asheville

Cynthia McCarty Jacksonville State University Rosefielde

 

Mike McIntosh
Christensen Associates Akin

 

Matthias Moersch Institute for Contemporary German Studies Froyen

Heilbronn University

Judi Turner Christensen Associates Lovell

Department of Anesthesiology, UCLA

Alan White ABT Associates Mroz  

Fall
1991
-
Summer
1993

Chin-Shyan Chen Taiwan National University Akin

National Taipei University

Gerald Granderson Miami University of Ohio Tauchen

 

Alfred Guender Canterbury University, New Zealand Froyen

 

Carl Linvill University of Arkansas Friedman/Lovell RAP Energy Solutions
Tsai-Ching Liu Technical University of Taiwan Akin

 

Joe Nowakowski Muskingum College Rosefielde

 

Ann Sternlicht Virginia Commonwealth University Darity

 

Bill Winfrey Futures Institute Field

 

Takashi Yanagawa Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan Friedman Kobe University, Japan