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Ph.D. Placements

Summary Statistics on Ph.D. Placements

These statistics cover the 106 initial placements of graduating students in our program running from 2005 through 2020.

Type of placement

Percent of all placements

Percent of type in the U.S. or Canada

Academic  tenure track

34.91%

59.46%

Academic  non-tenure track

24.53%

88.46%

Academic  post-doc

5.66%

83.33%

Government / NGO

11.32%

75%

Private sector

23.58%

96%

Academic  non-tenure track includes visiting professor positions and other positions with fixed term initial contract. Government/NGO includes central bank positions as well as other government agencies.

The following is a list of the initial placements of students who recently completed their Ph.D. in economics at the University of Houston.

2020

  • Shreya Bhattacharya  Economist, Amazon; Seattle, WA
  • Daniel Jacobs  Portfolio Construction Researcher, Vanguard; Malvern, PA
  • Heesuk Jung  Quantitative Fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, MN
  • Chi-Hung Kang  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, UH Institute of Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality; Houston, TX
  • Elizabeth Luh  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI
  • Eirini Magames  Assistant Vice President in Economic Forecasting, Citibank; Irving, TX
  • Reza Parsi  Data Scientist, Uber; San Francisco, CA
  • Dhanushka Arunasiri Peru Durayalage  Assistant Professor, Berkshire Community College; Pittsfield, MA
  • Michael Walz  Economist, Securities and Exchange Commission; Washington, DC

2019

  • Aritri Banerjee  Associate, Analysis Group; Boston, MA
  • Yewande Olapade  Post-Doctoral Fellow, UH Hobby School of Public Policy; Houston, TX
  • Saumya Rana  Labor Economist, Welch Consulting Group; Washington, DC

2018

  • Arpita Chakravorty  Senior Economist, 2M Research; Arlington, TX
  • Sakshi Jain  Post-Doctoral Fellow, Temple University; Philadelphia, PA
  • Sergiy Kasyanenko  Economist, World Bank; Washington, DC
  • Tung Nguyen  Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Vinh Pham  Transfer Pricing Senior Associate, Ernst & Young; New York
  • Lalita Thienprasiddhi  Senior Researcher, Kasikorn Research Center; Bangkok, Thailand
  • Gautham Udupa  Research Director, CAFRAL, Reserve Bank of India
  • Thuy Max Vu  Senior Data Analyst, Waste Management; Houston, TX
  • Xuejing Zuo  Assistant Professor, Fudan University; Shanghai, China

2017

  • Celine Boulenger — Clinical Assistant Professor, Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA
  • Taylor Collins — Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington and Lee University; Lexington, VA
  • Yilin Dong — Assistant Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics; Chengdu, China
  • Bocong Du — Modeling CSCM, Discover Financial Services; Chicago, IL
  • Sophia Kazinnik  — Quantitative Research Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Charlotte, NC
  • Subash Khatry — Assistant Vice President: Senior Country Risk Analyst, Citibank; Irving, TX

2016

  • Nadzeya Abramava — Content Analyst (Quantitative Research), Hanover Research Inc.; Arlington, VA
  • Chon Kit Ao — Assistant Professor, National Cheng Kung University; Tainan city, Taiwan
  • Somdeep Chatterjee  Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow; Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Amrita Dhar — Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washingto; Fredericksburg, VA
  • Mike Yu-Wei Hsu — Visiting Assistant Professor, Hamilton College; Clinton, NY
  • Edson Silveira Sobrinho — Economic Advisor, Office of the Presidency of the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Jacob Smith — Quantitative Research Associate, Ouray Energy Management, LLC; Houston, TX
  • Tzu-Yin Tseng — Economist, Amazon; Seattle, WA

2015

  • Mahboobeh Asghari — Assistant Professor, Winona State University; Minnesota
  • Christopher Biolsi — Office of Management and Budget; Washington, DC
  • David Bostashvili — Senior Content Analyst, Hanover Research; Washington, DC
  • Randy Crouch — Teacher, The Village School; Houston, TX
  • Ashmita Gupta — Indian Statistical Institute; Chennai, India
  • Volodymyr Korsun — Netjets; Columbus, Ohio
  • Wen Long — Royal Bank of Canada, New York City
  • Ryan Ruddy — Ohio State University

2014

  • Paula Arce-Trigatti — Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tulane University (Education Research Alliance for New Orleans)
  • Jason Best — Consultant, AlixPartners; Houston, Texas
  • Bin Gao — Assistant Professor, Sichuan University; Chengdu, China
  • Pablo Garofalo — Visiting Assistant Professor, Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics Indiana University South Bend
  • Iryna Hayduk — Assistant Professor, Kent State University at Trumbull, Ohio
  • Valentyna Katsalap — Visiting Assistant Professor, Austin College; Sherman,Texas
  • Emiliano Luttini — Senior Economist, Central Bank of Chile; Santiago, Chile

2013

  • Doruk Ilgaz — Senior Quantitative Analyst, Factset Research Systems Inc.; Chicago, IL
  • Olena Ogrokhina — Assistant Professor, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania
  • Gokcen Ogruk — Assistant Professor, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Mykhalio Sitiuk — Assistant Professor, Ural Federal University, Russia

2012

  • Sa An Bui — Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell University
  • Michael Clark — Visiting Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University
  • Shreyasee Das — Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Wided Hemissi — Assistant Professor, Mediterranean School of Business, Tunisia
  • Joel Melendez-Lugo —  Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston
  • Satadru Mukherjee — Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
  • Adam Perdue — Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston
  • George Romagus — Analyst/Economist, Risked Revenue Energy Associates; Houston, TX
  • Teodora Stoica — Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University
  • Shu Zhang — Analyst, Reliant Energy; Houston, TX

2011

  • Sule Celik — Lecturer, San Francisco State University, California
  • Elisabetta Gentile — Visiting Fellow, National University of Singapore
  • Onur Ince — Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, North Carolina
  • Sunayana Mehra — Economist, Moody’s, Philadelphia
  • Belgi Turan — Assistant Professor, Atilim University, Turkey
  • Juan Urquiza — Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

2010

  • Amelie Carlton — Assistant Professor, University of Houston
  • Serguei Chervachidze — Economist, CB Richard Ellis, Boston
  • Roberto Coronado — Economist, Federal Reserve Bank, El Paso (now  Vice President in Charge and Senior Economist)
  • Edward Hoang — Assistant Professor, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

2009

  • Mevlude Akbulut — Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Borys Dodonov — KSE, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Can Dogan — Visiting Assistant Professor, Lamar University
  • Indrit Hoxha — Lecturer, University of Houston-Downtown
  • Leonie Karkoviata — Lecturer, University of Houston-Downtown
  • Santosh Kumar — Bell Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Sreenath Majumder — Assistant Professor, Manchester College, Indiana
  • Parul Mathur — Assistant Professor, Simpson College, Iowa

2008

  • Can Dogan — Lecturer, St. Thomas University, Houston
  • Mayank Gautam — Deloitte and Touche, Houston
  • Cahit Guven — Assistant Professor, Deakin University, Australia
  • Larry Howard — Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton
  • Chung-Liang Lin — Assistant Professor, National Dong-Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Tetyana Molodtsova — Assistant Professor, Emory University
  • Oleksandr Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy — Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
  • Hatice Ozer-Balli — Assistant Professor, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Nishith Prakash — Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio University

2007

  • Aliaksandr Amialchuk — Assistant Professor, University of Toledo
  • Faruk Balli — Lecturer, Dubai University College
  • Levent Bulut — Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University
  • Mutlu Yuksel — Research Associate, IZA; Bonn, Germany

2006

  • Mesut Arslan — Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Cyprus
  • Yulia Demyanyk — Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Dmytro Hryshko — Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Han Li — Assistant Professor, Southwestern University of Economics and Finance; Chengdu, China
  • Jia-Huey Lin — Assistant Professor, Chung-Yu Institute of Technology, Taiwan
  • Vadym Volosovych — Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University
  • John Weatherby — Instructor, Lee College; Baytown, TX

2005

  • Huseyin Akay — Assistant Professor, Trinity University; San Antonio, Texas
  • Stephanie Botello — Economist, EconOne; Houston, Texas
  • Adriana Fernandez — Economist, Houston Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Melanie Fox-Kean — Assistant Professor, Austin College
  • Shushanik Papanyan — Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington