PhD Job Market Placement

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

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

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Arkadev GhoshInstitute on Behavior and Inequality (2022-2023) / Duke University, Department of Economics (2023 onwards)Bonn, Germany / USAPostdoctoral Fellow (2022-2023) / Assistant Professor (2023 onwards)
Leo MaMoody's AnalyticsUSAAssistant Director
Ronit MukherjiAshoka University, Dept. of EconomicsIndiaAssistant Professor
Juan Felipe RiañoStanford University, King Center on Global Development (2022-2023) / Georgetown University, Department of Economics (2023 onwards)USAPostdoctoral Fellow (2022-2023) / Assistant Professor (2023 onwards)
Dongxiao ZhangVeeva Systems Inc.CanadaEconomist

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Davide AlonzoUniversité de Montréal, Dept. of EconomicsCanadaAssistant Professor
Anand ChopraIIT Kanpur, Dept. of Economic SciencesIndiaAssistant Professor
Jasmine HaoUniversity of Hong Kong, Business SchoolAssistant Professor
Chenyu HouChinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, School of Management and EconomicsChinaAssistant Professor
Natasha KangUniversity of VictoriaCanadaVisiting Assistant Professor
Neil LloydUniversity of Warwick, Dept. of EconomicsEnglandTeaching Fellow
David MacdonaldAalto UniversityFinlandPostdoctoral Fellow

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Tsenguune EkhbaatarNovantasCanadaSenior Machine Learning Engineer
Benjamin MilnerUniversity of Alberta, Dept. of EconomicsCanadaAssistant Professor
Aruni MitraEuropean University Institute, Postdoc (2020-21),
University of Manchester, Dept. of Economics (2021-onwards)
Italy (2020-21),
UK (2021-onwards)
Postdoc (2020-21),
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) (2021-onwards)
Yin Chi TamEast China University of Science & Technology, The Oliver Hart Research Center of Contracts and GovernanceChinaPostdoctoral Researcher
Mengying WeiUniversity of International Business and Economics, Finance Dept.China Assistant Professor

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Brad HackinenWestern University, Ivey Business SchoolCanadaAssistant Professor
Denis KoievnikovTilburg UniversityNetherlandsAssistant Professor
Rogerio Bianchi SantarrosaInsper Institute of Education and ResearchBrazilAssistant Professor
Gaëlle Simard-DuplainHEC Montreal, Retirement and Savings InstituteCanadaPostdoctoral Fellow
Ian SnoddyAnalysis GroupCanadaEconomist
Lanny ZrillHEC MontrealCanadaAssistant Professor

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Joao Galindo da FonsecaUniversite de MontrealCanadaAssistant Professor
Nouri NajjarWestern UniversityCanadaAssistant Professor
Jose PulidoCentral Bank of ColombiaColombiaEconomist
Jacob SchwartzUniversity of HaifaIsraelAssistant Professor
Ruoying WangLinkedInUSAData Scientist
Nathan CanenUniversity of HoustonUSAAssistant Professor
Thomas CornwallAnalysis GroupCanadaEconomist
Alastair FraserUniversity of SydneyAustraliaAssistant Professor

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Jutong PanAnalysis GroupCanadaEconomist
Pierluca PannellaFundação Getulio VargasBrazilAssistant Professor
Anujit ChakrabortyUniversity of California, DavisUSAAssistant Professor
Jonathan GravesUniversity of British ColumbiaCanadaInstructor (tenure track)
Timea MolnarAnalysis GroupCanadaEconomist

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Yawen LiangXiamen UniversityChinaAssistant Professor
Oscar BecerraUniversidad de los AndesColombiaAssistant Professor
Colin CainesFederal Reserve BoardUSAEconomist
Evan CalfordPurdue UniversityUSAAssistant Professor
Guidon FenigUniversity of SaskatchewanCanadaAssistant Professor
Anderson FreyUniversity of RochesterUSAAssistant Professor
Wendy KeiStatistics CanadaCanadaEconomist
Bingjing LiNational University of SingaporeSingaporeAssistant Professor
Bipasha MaityOsaka UniversityJapanResearch Fellow
Daniel ShackAnalysis GroupCanadaEconomist

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Brant AbbottQueen’s UniversityCanadaAssistant Professor
Shampa BhattacharjeeShiv Nadar UniversityIndiaLecturer
Zhe ChenUniversity of International Business and EconomicsChinaAssistant Professor
Jacob CosmanJohns Hopkins UniversityUSAAssistant Professor
Alix Duhaime-RossAnalysis GroupCanadaEconomist
Dana GaliziaCarleton UniversityCanadaAssistant Professor
Hugo JalesSyracuse UniversityUSAAssistant Professor
Arka Roy ChaudhuriIndian Statistical InstituteIndiaLecturer cum Post-Doctoral Fellow
Maria TitoFederal Reserve BoardUSAEconomist
Guoshi TongRenmin UniversityChinaAssistant Professor
Tzu-Ting YangAcademia SinicaTaiwanAssistant Professor
Zhengfei YuTsukuba UniversityJapanAssistant Professor

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Chad KendallUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUSAAssistant Professor
Jun MaRenmin University of ChinaChinaAssistant Professor
Lori TimminsMathematicaUSAEconomist
Mingzhi WangUniversity of International Business and EconomicsChinaAssistant Professor
Jinwen XuConcordia UniversityCanadaLecturer
Jeanne TschoppLaval UniversityCanadaAssistant Professor
Haimin ZhangAnalysis GroupCanadaEconomist

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Donna FeirUniversity of VictoriaCanadaAssistant Professor
David FreemanSimon Fraser UniversityCanadaAssistant Professor
Xiaodan GaoNational University of SingaporeSingaporeAssistant Professor
Andrew HillUniversity of South CarolinaUSAAssistant Professor
Terri KneelandUniversity College LondonUKAssistant Professor
Cristian Troncoso-ValverdeUniversidad Diego PortalesChileAssistant Professor
Weina ZhouDalhousie UniversityCanadaAssistant Professor

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Nishant ChadhaShiv Nadar UniversityIndiaAssistant Professor
Guido Matias CortesUniversity of ManchesterUKAssistant Professor
Serdar KebacaBank of CanadaCanadaEconomist
Changhua YuUniversity of International Business and EconomicsChinaAssistant Professor
Na ZhangFudan UniversityChinaAssistant Professor

NameInstitutionCountryPosition
Thomas FujiwaraPrinceton UniversityUSAAssistant Professor
Ce HuangSouthwestern University of Finance and EconomicsChinaAssistant Professor
Marcos AgurtoUniversidad de PiuraPeruAssistant Professor
Jonathan GoyetteUniversité de SherbrookeCanadaAssistant Professor
German PupatoFundação Getulio VargasBrazilAssistant Professor
Laura TurnerUniversity of TorontoCanadaAssistant Professor
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