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 Doctoral Graduates in 2013-2017


 Academia (tenure-track unless otherwise stated)

  • Virginia Tech Univeristy
  • Furman University
  • Oregon State University
  • Ball State University
  • Universit of Maine
  • Texas State University
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • Appalachian State University, non-tenure track
  • Duke University, non-tenure track
  • Temple University, non-tenure track
  • Winston Salem State University, non-tenure track
  • Ohio State University, post-doc
  • University of Southern California, post-doc
  • Purdue University, post-doc
  • University of Foggia, Italy
  • University of Talca, Chile
  • Huazhong Agricultural University, China
  • Southwest University of Finance and Economics, China
  • Henan University, China
  • Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Duke Kunshan University, China, non-tenure track

Research Institutions

  • The Heritage Foundation 
  • World Bank
  • RTI International
  • InterAmerican Development Bank
  • Korea Rural Economic Institute
  • Korea International Economic Policy Institute 
  • Bank of Tanzania

Private Sector

  • 5/3 Bank 
  • Citibank
  • Tian Feng Securities Corp.
  • Discover
  • BB&T
  • Wells Fargo
  • Citizens Bank
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Capital One
  • KPMG
  • Brattle
  • FTI Consulting, Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy
  • SAS
  • Stata
  • AIR Worldwide
  • Optimal Solutions
  • MSX International
  • Fuzzy Logix
  • Gilbarco Veeder-Root