Job Market Candidates

Minnesota Graduate Students

Below find the curricula vitae are those of Minnesota Economics Ph.D. students on the job market this year.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like any additional information about any of our students on the market. We can be easily reached via e-mail at mneconplacedir@umn.edu.

We are proud of the research contributions that our past graduates have made in Economics and expect that this year’s group will continue that tradition. We push them hard here, and they respond well as you can see from the enclosed curricula.

We would also like to emphasize that our students already have extensive teaching experience. Minnesota students in the later years of their program are typically supported by teaching assistantships that give them full responsibility for selected undergraduate courses. Foreign students are first required to demonstrate fluency in spoken English. All students are given classroom critiques as well as other assistance in developing teaching expertise. As a result, each student enters the job
market with a full repertoire of notes and techniques for undergraduate economics teaching. Each curriculum lists the courses that the student has taught. Our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Simran Sahi, can give additional information about each student’s teaching performance. She can be reached at by e-mail at ssahi@umn.edu.

Candidate Fields Job Market Paper Advisor
Cristian
Aguilera-Arellano
Labor Economics
Macroeconomics
Firm Dynamics
“The China Shock and Job Loss in Mexico”  Professor Fatih Guvenen
and Professor Jeremy Lise
Fil
Babalievsky
Macroeconomics
Growth and Innovation
Urban Economics
“Misallocation in the Market for Inventors” Professor Jeremy Lise
Omer
Ceyhan
Data Economics
Public Economics
Growth
Firm Dynamics
“A Growth Model with Data Processing” Professor Larry Jones
Sang Min
Lee
International Trade
Macroeconomics
Growth and Development
"International Trade and Structural Transformation: The Role of Tradable Services” Professor Manuel Amador and
Professor Timothy Kehoe
Thomas
May
Macroeconomics
Firm Dynamics
Growth
“Innovation and Competition Policy” Professor Ellen McGrattan
Paul
Phillips
International Trade
Macroeconomics
Urban Economics
“A Tale of Two Recessions: Decomposing Import Patterns After 2020 and 2008" Professor Timothy Kehoe and
Professor Manuel Amador
Joseph
Pickens
Labor Economics
Public Economics
“Deunionization and Skills” Professor David Rahman
Filip
Premik
Applied Microeconomics
Industrial Organization
Applied Econometrics
“Procurement with Bid Preference and Buyer’s Switching Costs: The Case of Municipal Buses” Professor Amil Petrin and
Professor Thomas Holmes
Jorge
Ramos-Mercado

Economic Theory
Applied Microeconomics
Public Economics
Contract Theory
Information Economics

“Reasons for Peace” Professor David Rahman
Nicolo
Russo
Macroeconomics
Public Economics
Health
Household Taxation
“Health-Dependent Preferences, Consumption, and Insurance” Professor Mariacristina De Nardi
Mateus
Santos
Macroeconomics
International Macroeconomics
International Finance
“Austerity in Sovereign Default Models” Professor Timothy Kehoe and
Professor Manuel Amador
Juyoung
Yang
International Economics
International Finance
Macroeconomics
“Credit Ratings in Sovereign Bond Markets” Professor Timothy Kehoe and
Professor Manuel Amador
Jiheum
Yeon
Macroeconomics 
Political Economy
Labor Economics
“Technological Change and Demand for Redistribution: Micro Evidence and Macro Implications”  Professor Loukas Karabarbounis
Dan
Yu
Industrial Organization
Applied Microeconomics
Environmental Economics
“The Value of Certification to Consumers: Evidence from the U.S. Organic Food Market” Professor Amil Petrin