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PhD Job Candidates

We are pleased to present our current job market candidates. As a group, they have much experience in presenting and publishing their research and in teaching. Please feel free to review each candidate's personal webpage by clicking on the student's name. You may contact the candidates directly via email, or contact the Graduate Economics Program Director Xiaoyong Zheng for more information about the candidates.

Our Graduate Economics program has a long history of preparing students for careers in academia, government and the private sector. The program has over 40 graduate faculty members from both Poole College of Management and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, providing a variety of fields of specialization including agricultural economics, development economics, econometrics, environmental and resource economics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macro-monetary economics and microeconomic theory and experimental/behavioral economics.  Given the program's strong empirical focus, our alumni have excelled not only in academia and government, but also in the corporate world with many of our graduates entering into applied research divisions of the private sector.


Scott Callahan

Fields: Agricultural Economics, Political Economy, Environmental Economics
Dissertation Committee Chair: Barry Goodwin


Omer Kara

Fields: Applied Econometrics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics

Dissertation Committee Chair: Barry Goodwin


Song Nyeon Kim

Fields: International Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Dissertation Committee Chair: Ivan Kandilov


Feifei Liang

Fields: Nutrition and Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization

Dissertation Committee Chair: Xiaoyong Zheng


Ziyi Mai

Fields: Macro/Monetary Economics, Time Series Econometrics

Dissertation Committee Chair: Nora Traum


Lee Parton

Fields: Environmental Economics, Land Use Economics, Applied Econometrics

Dissertation Committee Co-chairs: Walter Thurman and Roger von Haefen


Aditi Pathak

Fields: Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Aging

Dissertation Committee Chair: Melinda Morrill


Hyeongyul Roh

Fields: Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Applied Econometrics

Dissertation Committee Chair: Harrison Fell


Longzhong Shi

Fields: Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics

Dissertation Committee Chair: Roger von Haefen


Shenan Wu

Fields: Agricultural Economics, Applied Econometrics, Risk Management

Dissertation Committee Chair: Barry Goodwin


Yu Wu

Fields: Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics 

Dissertation Committee Chair: Erin Sills


Zhiyi Xu

Fields: Industrial Organization, Econometrics, Public Economics
Dissertation Committee Chair: Robert Hammond