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Job Market Candidates

PhD Students on the Job Market

Placement Directors
Thomas Holmes
Ellen McGrattan

Placement Coordinator
Caty Bach


Please find below the placement of each of the Minnesota Economics Ph.D. students on the job market this year.

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.




Candidate Institution Position
Shahid Ahmed PricewaterhouseCoopers Transfer Pricing Economist
Brian Albrecht Coles College of Business
Kennesaw State University
Assistant Professor
Payam Alipour The Pennsylvania State University Visiting Assistant Professor
Job Boerma University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor
Jonathan Borowsky Boston University
School of Social Work
Post Doctoral Associate
J. Carter Braxton University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor
Adway De Minnesota Department of Commerce Principal Planner
Son Dinh Dennison University Assistant Professor
Carlos Esquivel Rutgers University Assistant Professor
Salomón Garcia Bank of Spain Research Economist
Sergiy Golovin Amazon Economist
Shijun Gu Central University of Economics and Finance Assistant Professor
Mohammad Khani PricewaterhouseCoopers Transfer Pricing Economist
John Kumcu Analysis Group Boston Associate
Veronica Postal NERA Consultant
Anthony Priolo Lancaster University Lecturer
Vladimir Smirnyagin Yale University School of Management Post Doc
Aradhya Sood University of Toronto
(joint appointment with Rotman and the University of Toronto Scarborough)
Assistant Professor
Will Speagle University of Connecticut Assistant Professor in Residence
Isaac Swift Hong Kong Baptist University Assistant Professor
Monica Tran Xuan SUNY -  Buffalo Assistant Professor
Lichen Zhang The University of Hong Kong Assistant Professor