Ph.D. Job Placements

Ph.D. placements, 2024

NamePosition title EmployerMajor Professor(s)
Xuche GongAssistant ProfessorMississippi State UniversityDavid Hennessy and Hongli Feng
Sriparna Goswami EconomistAmazon JapanDonghyuk Kim
Levi SoborowiczPostdoctoral FellowSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesDonghyuk Kim
Tugba SomuncuTeaching Assistant ProfessorUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillBrent Kreider and Gary Lyn

Ph.D. placements, 2023

NamePosition title EmployerMajor Professor(s)
Kunwon AhnAssociate Research FellowKorea Labor InstitutePeter Orazem and John Winters
Kyunghoon BanAssistant ProfessorRochester Institute of TechnologyDésiré Kédagni and Sergio Lence
Eseul ChoiEconomistBank of KoreaQuinn Weninger
Huanping FanSenior AnalystCitibankJuan Carlos Cordoba
Wenran FanPost-Doctoral AssociateDuke University - Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social EquityJohn Crespi and Wendong Zhang
Xiaoyin LiPost-Doctoral FellowWest Virginia University- Regional Research InstituteJohn Winters
Dinesh PoddaturiEconomistDigonex – Emmis Dynamic Pricing LLCLee Schulz and Chad Hart
Christopher PudenzEconomics and Research Manager - EconomistIowa Farm Bureau FederationLee Schulz
Xiaorui QuXing Nong Young Fellow (Assistant Professor) China Agricultural University - College of Economics and ManagementDermot Hayes
Hannah WichAssistant ProfessorStephen F. Austin State UniversityKatherine Harris-Lagoudakis and Brent Kreider
Oranuch WongpiyabovornPost-Doctoral Research AssociateIowa State UniversityChad Hart

Ph.D. placements, 2022

NamePosition title EmployerMajor Professor(s)
Santiago AcerenzaAssistant ProfessorUniversidad ORT Uruguay - Department of EconomicsDesire Kedagni, Otavio Bartalotti
Alfred AurthurQuantitative Analytic Specialist - Corporate Model Risk GroupWells FargoPeter F. Orazem
Nieyan ChengAssistant ProfessorChina University of Petroleum, BeijingWendong Zhang
Xi He (Post-doc)Assistant ProfessorVirginia Tech - Department of Agricultural and Applied EconomicsWendong Zhang, Dermot Hayes
Md. Javed HossainAssistant ProfessorNorth South University Bangladesh - Department of EconomicsRajesh Singh
Min KimVisiting Assistant ProfessorTrinity UniversityJoydeep Bhattacharya
Jiwon LeeEconomistBank of KoreaLee Schulz, Elizabeth Hoffman
Jun Yeong LeeAssociate Research FellowKorea Energy Economics InstitutePeter F. Orazem
Liyuan MaAssistant Vice President of Credit & Obligor Risk AnalyticsCitibankPeter F. Orazem
Miracle Rose TopparAssistant ProfessorRipon College - Department of Economics and Business ManagementBesty Hoffman, Alejandro Plastina

Ph.D. placements, 2021

NamePosition title EmployerMajor Professor(s)
Raj ChandraEconomistAmazonGianCarlo Moschini, Gabriel E. Lade
Chen-Ti ChenPostdoctoral AssociateCornell University (Dyson School of Applied Economics)John M. Crespi, Gabriel E. Lade 
Seung Jin ChoAssociate Research FellowKorea Institute for International Economic PolicyBrent Kreider
Anni IsojaerviEconomistFederal Reserve Board, Division of Financial StabilityJuan Carlos Cordoba
Gyu Hyun KimAssociate Research FellowKorea Energy Economics InstituteSergio Lence, Edward Balistreri
Seungki LeeAssistant ProfessorThe Ohio State University (Dept. Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics)GianCarlo Moschini
Haoran LiAssistant ProfessorSchool of Applied Economics at Renmin University of ChinaJuan Carlos Cordoba
Qing LiuAssistant ProfessorZhongnan University of Economics and LawJoydeep Bhattacharya
Chenzi LvSenior Quantitative AnalystTD BankDermot Hayes
Liyuan MaPostdoctoral EconomistIowa State UniversityPeter F. Orazem
Zachary MartinPostdoctoral LecturerUniversity of Nevada - RenoBrent Kreider
Sangho ShinEconomistBank of Korea, Economic Research InstituteE. Kwan Choi, Edward Balistreri
Sriramjee SinghData ScientistWalmartDermot Hayes
Sandip SurekaVisiting Assistant ProfessorCornell CollegePeter Orazem, Brent Kreider
Xibo WanPostdoctoral FellowMIT (Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research - CEEPR)Wendong Zhang, David Keiser

Ph.D. placements, 2020

NamePosition titleEmployerMajor Professor(s)
Sher Afghan Asad Assistant ProfessorEconomics Department - Lahore University of Management SciencesJoydeep Bhattacharya
Ahmed AzizLecturerSchool of Business and Economics - Algoma University, CanadaBrent Kreider
Jia CaoLecturer (Assistant Professor)Renmin University of China, School of Applied EconomicsElizabeth Hoffman, Joshua Rosenbloom
Yulong ChenAssistant ProfessorCentral University of Finance and Economics (Beijing)Peter Orazem
Kevin DuncanEconomistFederal Housing Finance Agency  - Credit Risk Modelling GroupHelle Bunzel, Otavio Bartalotti
Mohammad HasanAssistant ProfessorDoane UniversityRajesh Singh
Ming JinCapital Market AnalystFederal Home Loan Bank of Des MoinesChad Hart
Niklaus JuliusHealth care EconomistThe Lewin GroupHelle Bunzel, Otavio Bartalotti
Xiaogang LiAssistant Vice President (Model Validation)Citibank, N.A., New York CitySergio Lence, Gary Lyn
Jingjing LuoModel Validation Senior AnalystCitibank N.A.Giancarlo Moschini
Wendiam SawadgoAssistant ProfessorAuburn UniversityAlejandro Plastina, Wendong Zhang
Shirui WangEconomistKwai Inc.Elizabeth Hoffman, Zhengdao Wang (CPR E)
Tianyang ZhangAssistant ProfessorZhongnan University of Economics and LawSergio Lence, Alex Zhylyevskyy

Ph.D. placements, 2019

NamePosition titleEmployerMajor Professor(s)
Somenath BeraSenior Data Analyst Fraud StrategyDiscover Financial ServicesQuinn Weninger, Joydeep Bhattacharya
Sicheng HeAssistant ProfessorSchool of Finance at Nankai UniversityJuan Carlos Cordoba
Shaobai JiangResearch ScientistLyftBrent Kreider
Jae Hyoung KimPostdoc (Wallenberg Postdoc)Stockholm School of EconomicsPeter Orazem, James Brown
Pichittra PrapassornmanuEconomics Lecturer (Tenure-track)Thammasat University, Bangkok, ThailandRajesh Singh
Jiaoting ShiVisiting Assistant ProfessorConnecticut CollegeRajesh Singh
Qiong WuModel Analyzing/Validation Senior ManagerCiti Group, Manhattan, New YorkSergio Lence, Rajesh Singh
Zhongzheng Zhou  Alex Zhylyevskyy

Ph.D. placements, 2018

NamePosition titleEmployerMajor Professor(s)
Yun ChangCapital Market Analyst IIFederal Home Loan Bank of Des MoinesWallace Huffman
Xiangou DengPostdocIndustrial and Commercial Bank of China, BeijingDavid Frankel
Yang HeSenior QA AnalystFreddie MacOtavio Bartalotti, Brent Kreider
Zehui JiangSenior Risk AnalystDiscover Financial ServicesDermot Hayes
Katherine LacyLecturerUniversity of Nevada, RenoWallace Huffman, Peter Orazem
Xianjun Qiu  David Keiser

Ph.D. placements, 2017

NamePosition titleEmployerMajor professor(s)
Sandip AgarwalAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Science Education and ResearchQuinn Weninger
Gaurav AroraAssistant ProfessorIndraprastha Institute, New DelhiDavid Hennessy, Peter Wolter
Shufen ChenMarket Risk AnalystFederal Home Loan Bank of Des MoinesBruce Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
Yoonho ChoiAssistant ProfessorSimpson CollegeEun Kwan Choi, Rajesh Singh
Xiaoguang FengRisk AnalystTransAmericaDermot Hayes
Md. Zabid IqbalResearch AssociateBangladesh Institute of Development StudiesBruce Babcock
Hyunseok KimAssociate FellowKorea Development InstituteGianCarlo Moschini
Ziran LiAssistant ProfessorSouthwest University of Finance and EconomicsDermot Hayes, Keri Jacobs
Kevin MeyerAssistant ProfessorSaginaw Valley State UniversityDavid Keiser, Catherine Kling
Timothy RakitanVisiting FacultyValparaiso UniversityJohn Miranowski, Peter Orazem
Qianrong WuData ScientistStubhub/EbayDermot Hayes, Lee Schulz
Wenwen XiModel Risk AnalystFederal Home Loan Bank of Des MoinesDermot Hayes, Sergio Lence

Ph.D. placements, 2016

Name Position titleEmployerMajor professor(s)
Maria Jimena Gonzalez RamirezAssistant Professor, Department of Economics and FinanceManhattan CollegeCatherine Kling
Chao LiCapital Markets AnalystFederal Home Loan Bank of Des MoinesDermot Hayes
Kenneth LiaoVisiting Assistant Professor of EconomicsOberlin CollegeSebastien Pouliot
Pan LiuAssistant ProfessorBeijing Normal UniversityJoydeep Bhattacharya, Helle Bunzel
Zhixia (Summer) MaEconomistAgricultural Bank of ChinaRajesh Singh
Edward PerryAssistant Professor, Department of Agricultural EconomicsKansas State UniversityDavid Hennessy, GianCarlo Moschini
Soumyadip RoySenior AssociateDiscover Financial ServicesGianCarlo Moschini, Peter Orazem
Jae-Hoon SungResearch FellowKorean Rural Economics InstituteJohn Miranowski, Sebastien Pouliot
Jun XiangSenior AssociateDiscover Financial ServicesSergio Lence
Xiaohong ZhuCapital Market Analyst IIFederal Home Loan Bank of Des MoinesBruce Babcock

Ph.D. placements, 2015

NamePosition titleEmployerMajor professor(s)
Matthew ClancyAgricultural EconomistEconomic Research Service, U.S. Dept. of AgricultureGianCarlo Moschini
Zizhen GuoAssistant ProfessorWuhan University, ChinaWallace Huffman
Deung-yong HeoAssociate Research FellowKorea Institute of Local FinanceLeigh Tesfatsion
Mainul HoqueResearch FellowBangladesh Institute of Development StudiesCatherine Kling, Peter Orazem
Michael HudakEconomistBureau of Labor StatisticsBruce Babcock
Younjun KimPost-doctoral FellowDepartment of Economics, University of NebraskaPeter Orazem, Tanya Rosenblat
Lisha LiModel Risk AnalystFederal Home Loan Bank of Des MoinesChad Hart, Dermot Hayes
Xiying LiuAssistant ProfessorWuhan University, ChinaJuan Carlos Cordoba
Jonathan McFaddenAgricultural EconomistEconomic Research Service, U.S. Dept. of AgricultureWallace Huffman, John Miranowski
Yixing PengCapital Market Analyst IIFederal Home Loan Bank of Des MoinesBruce Babcock
Dong-jin PyoFinancial EconomistFinancial Supervisory Service, South KoreaLeigh Tesfatsion
Matthew SimpsonPost-doctoral FellowDepartment of Statistics, University of MissouriGray Calhoun, Jarad Niemi
Jinzhi XiaoOperational Risk Modeling AnalystSantander BankSergio Lence, Chad Hart
Anwen YinAssistant ProfessorTexas A&M International UniversityHelle Bunzel, Gray Calhoun
Wei ZhouRisk AnalystTransamerica Life Insurance CompanyBruce Babcock

Ph.D. placements, 2014

NamePosition titleEmployerMajor professor(s)
Jiaqi GeSocial System Simulation ModelerJames Hutton Institute, ScotlandLeigh Tesfatsion
Hocheol JeonPost-doctoral FellowCenter for Agricultural
and Rural Development,
Iowa State University
Joseph Herriges
Miyoung OhVisiting Assistant ProfessorSimpson CollegeHelen Jensen
Ekaterina SinitskayaPost-doctoral ScholarStanford UniversityLeigh Tesfatsion
Donggyu YiAssociate FellowKorea Institute of Public FinanceJoseph Herriges

Ph.D. placements, 2013

NamePosition titleEmployerMajor professor(s)
Tushi BaulVisiting Assistant Research ProfessorNew York University – Abu DhabiTanya Rosenblat
Yan GuoUnknown Harvey Lapan
Yongjie JiPost-doctoral FellowCenter for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State UniversityJames Bushnell, Joseph Herriges
Hailong JinLecturerTexas A&M – KingsvilleKwan Choi
Murali KuchibhotlaIR AnalystBrandeis UniversityPeter Orazem
Yuan LiSenior Statistical ConsultantT-MobileJohn Beghin
Juan MurguiaAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State UniversityDavid Hennessy, Sergio Lence, Markus Mobius
Jessica SchuringAssistant ProfessorCentral CollegeWallace Huffman
Adriana ValcuPost-doctoral FellowCenter for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State UniversityCatherine Kling
Qiqi WangAssistant ProfessorResearch Center for Games and Economic Behavior, Shandong University, ChinaMarkus Mobius, Tanya Rosenblat
Fanzheng YangAssistant ProfessorCentral University of Finance and Economics, ChinaTanya Rosenblat
Hai-Lan YangAssociate ResearcherTaiwan Institute of Economic ResearchHarvey Lapan

Ph.D. placements, 2012

NamePosition titleEmployerMajor professor(s)
Ranojoy BasuResearch AssociateCollege of Engineering, Iowa State UniversityJoydeep Bhattacharya, Ananda Weerasinghe
In Soo ChoVisiting Assistant ProfessorSt. Lawrence UniveristyPeter Orazem
Jingbo CuiPost-doctoral FellowCenter for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State UniversityHarvey Lapan, GianCarlo Moschini
Ying HuangAssistant ProfessorRenmin University, ChinaWallace Huffman, Peter Orazem
Yu JinAssistant ProfessorShanghai University of Finance and Economics, ChinaDavid Frankel
Nathan KauffmanEconomistFederal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Omaha branch)Dermot Hayes
Ruiqing MiaoPost-doctoral Research Associate in BioenergyEnergy Biosciences Institute, University of IllinoisDavid Hennessy
Zhen MiaoModelling team memberEMC InsuranceJohn Beghin, Helen Jensen
Hang QianEconometric EngineerMathworksBrent Kreider
Jeremiah RicheyAssistant ProfessorKyungpook National University, KoreaBrent Kreider
Juan Francisco Rosas-PerezPost-doctoral FellowCenter for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State UniversityDermot Hayes
Alicia RosburgAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Northern IowaJohn Miranowski
Abhishek SomaniScientist III (Smart Grid Energy Analyst)Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryLeigh Tesfatsion
Tong WangPost-doctoral Research Associate in BioenergyTexas Agrilite Research, Texas A&M UniversityDavid Hennessy
Bo XiongPost-doctoral FellowAgricultural Issues Center, University of California – DavisJohn Beghin
Zheng XuPost-doctoral FellowDepartment of Biostatistics, University of North CarolinaSong Xi Chen, David Hennessy