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Ph.D. Placements

Summary Statistics on PhD Placements

These statistics cover the 85 initial placements of graduating students in our program running from 2005 through 2017.

Type of placement

Percent of All Placements

Percent of type in the U.S. or Canada

Academic – tenure track

41.2%

60.0%

Academic – non-tenure track

27.1%

87.0%

Academic – post-doc

4.7%

75.0%

Government / NGO

9.4%

75.0%

Private sector

17.7%

100.0%

Academic – non-tenure track include 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.

2017

  • Celine Boulenger — Clinical Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA
  • Taylor Collins — Visiting Asst. Professor, Washington and Lee University, Lexington VA
  • Yilin Dong — Assistant Professor, Southwestern Univ. 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 — Asst 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, FLAME University, Pune, India
  • Amrita Dhar — Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington, 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 Mgmt, 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, Wash, 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 Weslayan University
  • Mykhalio Sitiuk - Assistant Professor, Ural Federal University, Russia

2012

  • Michael Clark – Visiting Assistant Professor, Weslayan University
  • Sa An Bui –  Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell 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
  • Onur Ince – Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, North Carolina
  • Sunayana Mehra – Economist, Moody’s, Philadelphia
  • Juan Urquiza – Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago
  • Elisabetta Gentile - Visiting Fellow, National University of Singapore

2010

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

2009

  • Mevlude Akbulut – Assistant Professor, Dalhousie Univ, 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

  • Hatice Ozer-Balli – Assistant Professor, Massey University, New Zealand
  • 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
  • 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, TX
  • Shushanik Papanyan – Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Arlington