Career Resources

Recent Placements

The NC State 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 the Department of Economics in the Poole College of Management and the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Their areas of expertise include

  • Agricultural economics
  • Development economics
  • Econometrics
  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Interntional economics
  • Labor economics
  • Macro-monetary economics
  • Microeconomic theory and behavioral/experimental 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 applied research divisions of the private sector.

Placement of Recent Doctoral Graduates


Student Placement Advisor Primary Field

Moon Joon Kim

Duke Kunshan University Visiting Assistant Professor

Thurman and von Haefen Environmental

Christelle Khalaf

Ohio Univeristy-Athens Economic Development Specialist

M. Morrill Labor

Yang Wang

5/3 bank

Goodwin and Ghosh Agricultural

Parker Sheppard

Heritage Foundation

Nason Macro

Scott Callahan

Appalachian State University Visiting Assistant Professor

Goodwin Agricultural

Zhiyi Xu

Bates and White

Hammond IO

Aditi Pathak

American Institutes for Research

M. Morrill Labor

Shenan Wu

Petegon Federal Credit Union

Goodwin Agricultural

Song Nyeon Kim 

Korean Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade

Kandilov Trade

Ziyi Mai


Traum Macro

Lee Parton

Boise State University Assistant Professor

Thurman and von Haefen Environmental

Feifei Liang

South China Agricultural University Assistant Professor

Zheng IO

Hyeongyul Roh

Duke University Postdoc

Fell Environmental



Student Placement Advisor Primary Field

Ford Ramsey

Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Goodwin Agricultural
Lawson Connor Ohio State Univeristy Post-doc Z. Brown and Rejesus Agricultural

Jonathan Phillipis

North Carolina State University Senior Lecturer Goodwin Agricultural

Ji Shen


Pelletier Econometrics
Kelsey Hample Furman University Assistant Professor Hammond Experimental
Christopher Giguere Appalachian State University Visiting Assistant Professor von Haefen Environmental
Sanghyun Kim Korea Rural Economic Institute Kandilov Trade
Fabio Gaetano Santeramo University of Foggia Assistant Professor Goodwin Agricultural
Xuetao Song Tian Feng Securities Corp. Kandilov and Pearce Macro
Xuan Chi Citi Bank Goodwin Agricultural 



Student Placement Advisor Primary Field

Mansur Ahmed

World Bank Goodwin Agricultural
Juan He

Huazhong Agricultural University Associate Professor

Zheng and Rejesus IO

Chi Chun Steve Tsang

North Carolina State University Post-doc Thurman Agricultural
Marjan Orang Gilbarco Veeder-Root Inc Kandilov Trade
Robert Dinterman Ohio State University Post-doc Renkow Development
Qifeng Weng

Wells Fargo

Pelletier Econometrics

Haoshi Yang

Citizens Bank

Thurman Agricultural

Marwa Salem

RTI International

von Haefen Environmental

Alimamy Kamara

Duke University Teaching Fellow Goodwin and Kandilov Trade

Irina Pritchett

BBVA Compass Bank

Goodwin Labor

Amanda Clayton Walsh

RTI Interntional

M. Morrill and Thurman Development

Dawn Marie Clay




Chotima Pornsawang

Prince of Songkla University Assistant Professor

Rejesus Development

Jeonghoi Heo

Korea Rural Economic Institute

Wohlgenant Agricultural

Steven Dundas

Oregon State University Assistant Professor von Haefen Environmental

Junwen Wang

Discover Kandilove Trade



Student Placement Advisor Primary Field

Moonhee Cho

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy  Zheng and Kandilov Econometrics
Aymard Kassi BB&T Pelletier Econometrics
Andres Riquelme University of Talca Assistant Professor Caner Econometrics
Dallas Wood RTI International Thurman Environmental
Xiaojie Xu BB&T Thurman Agricultural
Tsung Yu Yang Southwestern University of Finance and Economics Assistant Professor Kandilov Trade
Huijie Yu KPMG Zheng and Hammond IO
Selin Guney Texas State Univeristy Assistant Professor Goodwin Trade
Jonathan Eyer University of Southern California-Postdoc Taylor and Sexton Environmental

Yan Zheng

JP Morgan Chase

Vukina IO



Student Placement Advisor Primary Field

Ashley Hungerford


Goodwin and Ghosh Econometrics

Lu Jin


Inoue Econometrics

Zhen Wang

Brattle Group

Vukina IO

Youngjin Choi

Temple University Teacing Assistant Professor Pearce and Traum Macro
Julia Borman

AIR Worldwide

Goodwin Econometrics

Stephanie Riche

USDA-ERS Goodwin and Kandilov Econometrics

Xiaoyan Tang

Guizhou University of Finance and Economics Assistant Professor

Pearce Macro

Boris Zhukov

Ball State University Assistant Professor

von Haefen Applied Micro

Majid Al-Saggaf

Financial Services in Saudi Arabia

Pelletier Finance

Xingyi Puckett

Optimal Solutions Taylor Environmental
Xuan Chen

Univeristy of Maine Assistant Professor

Goodwin Agricultural