Job Placements

Doctoral Placements

The Department of Economics has graduated many successful economists who are employed throughout the worlds of academia, business, philanthropy, and government.




Clara Jace Assistant Professor, Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis Department, Samford University (Alabama) 

Peter Jacobsen Assistant Professor of Economics, Gwartney Professor of Economic Education and Research, Ottawa University (Kansas) 



Elif Demiral Tenure track Assistant Professor of Economics, Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) 

Abigail Devereaux Assistant Professor of Economics, Wichita State University; Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Economic Growth (Kansas) 

Lina Diaz Behavioral Economist Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank (Washington, DC)

Arthur Dolgopolov Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute (Italy)

Tate Fegley Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Governance and Markets, University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) 

Anthony Good Economist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Virginia) 

Joshua Ingber Assistant Professor of Economics, Northern MIchigan University (Michigan) 

Jordan Lofthouse Senior Research Fellow & Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs, F.A. Hayek Program, Mercatus Center at GMU (Virginia) 

Justin Moore United States Air Force 

Mary Clare Peate Instructional Designer, Marginal Revolution University (Virginia) 

Patricia Saenz Senior Policy Analyst, National Council on Teacher Quality (Virginia) 

Paul Sander Assistant Professor of Economics, Delta College (University Center) (Michigan) 

John Schuler The MITRE Corporation (Virginia) 

Emily Hamilton Research Fellow and Director of the Urbanity Project at the Mercatus Center at GMU (Virginia) 

Weiwei Zheng  Tenure track Assistant Professor, Center for Economic, Finance and Management Studies at Hunan University (China)



Fernando Arteaga, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) 

Bryan Cutsinger, Assistant Professor of Economics, Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX); Research Assistant Professor at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX); Assistant Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)

R. August Hardy, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar, VA)

Robert Hazel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)

Daniel Kling, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, St. Norbert College (Wisconsin)

Franz Loyola, Consultant, World Bank, (Washington, DC)

Adam Michel, Senior Policy Analyst, Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget, The Heritage Foundation (Washington, DC)

Linan Peng, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, (Lubbock, TX)

Ennio Piano, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Finance and Economics, Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro,TN)

Nathanael Snow, Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Ball State University (Muncie, IN)

Weiwei Tasch, PPE Fellow with the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Garrett Wood, Assistant Professor of Management, Business, and Economics, D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies, Virginia Wesleyan (Norfolk, VA)



Zachary Bartsch, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ave Maria University (Ave Maria, Florida) 

Colin Doran, Senior Consultant, Regulatory Economics Group, LLC (Virginia) 

Eric Hammer, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics and Economics, Hamline University (St. Paul, MN) 

Colin Harris, Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) 

Cameron Harwick, Assistant Professor of Economics, The College At Brockport, SUNY (Brockport, NY) 

Bradley Kells, Assistant Professor of Economics, La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA) 

Shuwen Li, Visiting Assistant Professor, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) 

David Lucas, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) 

Erik Matson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University (New York City, NY) 

Patricia Moser, Focal Point for Strategic Investment and Sustainable Financing, Technical Review Panel, THe Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Geneva, Switzerland) 

Raymond Niles, Assistant Professor of Economics and Management, DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana) 

David Powers, Economist, U.S. Census Bureau (Washington, D.C. area) 

Paola Suarez, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Purchase College, SUNY (Harrison, NY.) 

Jessi Troyan, Development Director, Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy (West Virginia) 



Joy Buchanan, Assistant Professor, Brock School of Business, Samford University (Alabama)

Scott Burns, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ursinus College (Collegeville, Pennsylvania) 

Rosolino Candela, Post Doc Fellowship at Brown University Political Theory Project and Lecturer in Department of Economics 

Byron Carson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics & Business, Hampden-Sydney College (Virginia) 

Alex Cartwright, Assistant Professor, College of Business, Ferris State University (Michigan)

James Caton, Assistant Professor, Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University (Fargo)

Darwyyn Deyo, Assistant Professor of Economics, San Jose State University (California)  

Anna Sanchez da Costa Faria, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Colorado Springs  

Theresa Finley, Assistant Professor of Economics, Susquehanna University (Pennsylvania)  

Mikhail Freer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)

Santiago Jose Gangotena, Professor of Economics, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

Robert L. Mayo, Assistant Professor of Economics, Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) 

Julia Norgaard, Assistant Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University (Malibu, California)  

Sarah Oh, Research Fellow, Technology Policy Institute (Washington, DC) 

Akhmad Rizal Shidiq, University Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands) 

Ion Sterpan, Lecturer at the Department of Management and a Visiting Research Fellow with the AU Center for Innovation, American University (Washington, DC) 

Megan Teague, Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance, West Chester University (West Chester, PA) 


Seung Yee Choi, Assistant Professor, Saint Vincent College (Pennsylvania) 

Scott Drylie, U.S. Air Force

Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Deputy Director, Academic and Student Programs, Mercatus Center at George Mason University (Virginia)

Patrick Newman, Assistant Professor, Florida Southern College (Florida)

David Ratliff, U.S. Air Force

John Robinson, Lecturer, Economics, James Madison University (Virginia)

Siyu Wang, Ford Motor Company (Michigan)



Robert Cavender, Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania)

Ahrash Dianat, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, California Institute of Technology (CalTech) (Pasadena, California)

Laura Grube, Assistant Professor (Tenured Track), Beloit College (Beloit, Wisconsin)

Abigail Hall, Assistant Professor, University of Tampa (Tampa, Florida)

Aaron Honsowetz, Assistant Professor (Tenured Track), Bethany College (West Virginia)

Lotta Moberg, William Blair & Company, L.L.C. (Chicago, Illinois)

Paul Mueller, Assistant Professor, The King's College (Manhattan, New York)

Liya Palagashvili, Assistant Professor of Economics, Purchase College SUNY (New York)

Ryan Safner, Visiting Professor, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

Alexander Schibuola, Assistant Professor, Flagler College (Saint Augustine, Florida)

Solomon Stein, Research Fellow, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at The Mercatus Center at George Mason University

David Thomas, Assistant Professor, Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana)

Meng Xue, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management



Jingnan Chen, Assistant Professor (Lecturer), University of Exeter (UK)

Olga Nicoara, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Denison University

Alexander Salter, Assistant Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University

David Hebert, Assistant Professor of Economics, Aquinas College (Michigan)



Charity-Joy Acchiardo, Lecturer of Economics, Eller College of Management, The University of Arizona

Shruti Rajagopalan, Assistant Professor in Economics, SUNY Purchase College (NY)

Simon Bilo, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Allegheny College (PA)

Thomas Duncan, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Radford University (VA)

Jayme Lemke, Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs, The Mercatus Center (VA)

He Yang, Assistant Professor, The Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University (China)

Mark Bonica, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of New Hampshire 

Brian Blase, National Economic Council, Trump Administration

Arielle John, Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs, The Mercatus Center (VA)

Nicholas Curott, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Ball State University (IN)

Brian Hollar, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Economics & Finance, Marymount University (VA)

David Hedengren, JP Morgan (Ohio)