Placement

The market for Ph.D. economists is strong, with ample job opportunities at universities, international organizations, government agencies, and in the private sector.

The School assists our students in finding positions by advertising their credentials to employers through a number of formal and informal channels. The School is also involved in the preparation of their “job market package” which is distributed to employers. This package includes the students’ research papers, curriculum vitae, and faculty reference letters.

We also actively prepare our students for the interview process. In late-November, faculty members conduct mock interviews with job market candidates in preparation for interviews at the American Economic Association meeting and the Canadian Economics Employment Exchange. During this period the School seminar schedule is reserved for its job market candidates, so students can practice their “job market seminar” and receive invaluable feedback from faculty in all fields of the School.

At the Vancouver School of Economics, we are dedicated to ensuring the success of our students on the job market. The following are recent job market candidates and their initial placement:

2016 Graduates:

Name Institution Country Position
Oscar Becerra Universidad de los Andes Colombia Assistant Professor
Colin Caines Federal Reserve Board USA Economist
Evan Calford Purdue University USA Assistant Professor
Guidon Fenig University of Saskatchewan Canada Assistant Professor
Anderson Frey Rochester University USA Assistant Professor
Wendy Kei Statistics Canada Canada Economist
Bingjing Li National University of Singapore Singapore Assistant Professor
Yawen Liang Xiamen University China Assistant Professor
Bipasha Maity Osaka University Japan Research Fellow
Daniel Shack Analysis Group Canada Economist

2015 Graduates:

Name Institution Country Position
Brant Abbott Queen’s University Canada Assistant Professor
Zhe Chen University of International Business and Economics China Assistant Professor
Jacob Cosman Johns Hopkins University USA Assistant Professor
Alix Duhaime-Ross Analysis Group Canada Economist
Dana Galizia Carleton University Canada Assistant Professor
Hugo Jales Syracuse University USA Assistant Professor
Maria Tito Federal Reserve Board USA Economist
Guoshi Tong Renmin University China Assistant Professor
Tzu-Ting Yang Academia Sinica Taiwan Assistant Professor
Zhengfei Yu Tsukuba University Japan Assistant Professor

2014 Graduates:

Name Institution Country Position
Chad Kendall University of Southern California USA Assistant Professor
Jun Ma Renmin University of China China Assistant Professor
Lori Timmins Mathematica USA Economist
Mingzhi Wang University of International Business and Economics China Assistant Professor
Jinwen Xu Concordia University Canada Lecturer
Jeanne Tschopp Laval University Canada Assistant Professor
Haimin Zhang Analysis Group Canada Economist

2013 Graduates:

Name Institution Country Position
Donna Feir University of Victoria Canada Assistant Professor
David Freeman Simon Fraser University Canada Assistant Professor
Xiaodan Gao National University of Singapore Singapore Assistant Professor
Andrew Hill University of South Carolina USA Assistant Professor
Terri Kneeland University College London UK Assistant Professor
Cristian Troncoso-Valverde Universidad Diego Portales Chile Assistant Professor
Weina Zhou Dalhousie University Canada Assistant Professor

 

2012 Graduates:

Name Institution Country Position
Nishant Chadha Shiv Nadar University India Assistant Professor
Guido Matias Cortes University of Manchester UK Assistant Professor
Serdar Kebaca Bank of Canada Canada Economist
Changhua Yu University of International Business and Economics China Assistant Professor
Na Zhang Fudan University China Assistant Professor

 

2011 Graduates:

Name Institution Country Position
Thomas Fujiwara Princeton University USA Assistant Professor
Ce Huang Southwestern University of Finance and Economics China Assistant Professor
Marcos Agurto Universidad de Piura Peru Assistant Professor
Jonathan Goyette Université de Sherbrooke Canada Assistant Professor
German Pupato Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Assistant Professor
Laura Turner University of Toronto Canada Assistant Professor