Placement

Students entering the job market from the ‘16-’17 class placed as follows:

  • Huili Li - Ally Financial - Model Validation Analyst, Charlotte, NC
  • Cesar Castellon - United Community Bank, Greenville, SC (Economist)
  • Jordan Adamson - Chapman Univ., Irvine, CA (Research Associate, 2-year position)
  • Tim Bacon - Matrix Economics, Boston, MA (Consulting)
  • Amanda Kerr - University of Evansville, Evansville, IN (Asst. Prof.)
  • Leah Kitashima - Analysis Group, Dallas, TX (Consulting)
  • Peter Lorenz - Univ. Central Arkansas, Conway, AR (Visiting Asst. Prof.)
  • Gang Wang - College of Wooster, Wooster, OH (Visiting Asst. Prof.)
  • Yucheng Jiang - People's Bank of China, Financial Research Institute, Postdoctoral Researcher, Beijing, China

Students entering the job market from the ‘15-’16 class placed as follows:

  • Ghanshyam Sharma - SUNY Oswego
  • Randy Cragun - Niagara University (tenure track)
  • Jacob Burgdorf - University of Louisville
  • Alexander Fiore - Analysis Group - Dallas
  • Mallika Garg - University of Louisville
  • Andrew Swanson - Univeristy of Wisconsin STOUT(tenure track)
  • Shan Jiang - Integrated Financial Engineering Group (IFE) - Maryland

Students entering the job market from the ‘14-’15 class placed as follows:

  • Joseph Newhard - Private Enterprise Research Center (post-doc)
  • Jan Schiebler - Germany (Private Firm)
  • Anne Anders - Univ. Houston Clear Lake (tenure track)
  • Tim Bersak - Wofford College (tenure track)
  • Anna Chorniy - Princeton post-doc
  • Meng Liu MIT post-doc
  • Adam Millsap - Mercatus Center
  • Yukun Sun - Wuhan Univ. (China) (tenure track)
  • Danielle Zanzalari - Boston Fed (she had her pick of 3 regional FRBs and tenure track jobs)
  • Huayong Zhu - JP Morgan (risk modeling)
  • Di Wu - Freddie Mac

Students entering the job market from the ‘13-’14 class placed as follows:

  • Margarita Portnykh - UC Santa Barbara (post-doc)
  • Richard Gearhart - Cal State Bakersfield (tenure track)
  • Lyudmyla Sonchak - SUNY-Oswego (tenure track)
  • Wesley Harris - Ernst and Young (started in 2015)
  • Caroline Swiger - Credit Risk Modeling Group
  • Janet Peckham - Food and Drug Administration
  • Zhixin Wang - Discover Financial Services
  • Eyup Dogan - Abdullah Gul University
  • Ran Xie - Eisai

Students entering the job market from the ‘12-’13 class placed as follows:

  • Matthew Clance - University of Pretoria (tenure track)
  • Sine Kontbay - Dokuz Eylul University/Izmir-Turkey (now Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW))
  • Mila Kashcheeva - Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization
  • Wallace Campbell - Nardi Analytics
  • Laura Lamontagne - Christopher Newport University

Students entering the job market from the ‘11-’12 class placed as follows:

  • Bing (Bill) Bai - Freddie Mac
  • Adam Blott - Montana State University Billings (tenure track)
  • Richard Bruns - Food and Drug Administration
  • Matthew Clance - University of Pretoria (tenure track)
  • Nancy Vogh Huff - Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Jared Huff - Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Sherry Jensen - Rhodes College
  • Mila Kashcheeva - Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization
  • Sarmistha Pal - University of Alabama Huntsville
  • Katie Sobczyk Player - Furman University (tenure track)
  • Michael Scott - Oklahoma Christian University (tenure track)

Students entering the job market from the ‘10-’11 class placed as follows:

  • Inna Cintina - University of Hawaii (tenure track)
  • Benjamin Compton - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Liliana Danila - American University of Sharjah , UAE (tenure track)
  • Projesh Ghosh - Lewin Group (declined tenure track appointment)
  • Ovi Lasca - Capital One

Students entering the job market from the ‘09-’10 class placed as follows:

  • Arpita Biswas — Strategic Finance division of Walmart Corporation, Senior Business Analyst
  • Jane Coetsee — Sun Trust Bank (Atlanta), Corporate Risk Quantitative Analyst
  • Anca Cojoc — Competition Commission (London, UK), Assistant Economist
  • Grace Li — Resurgent Capital Services, now Visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech

Students entering the job market from the ‘08-’09 class placed as follows:

  • Jon Altman — Peking University HSBC Business School (China)
  • Bryan Buckley — Ursinus College
  • Brooke Conaway — Georgia Southern University, now tenure track at Georgia College
  • Kerry Waller — Dickinson College

Students entering the job market from the ‘07-’08 class placed as follows:

  • Volha (Olga) Baranava — Econ One
  • Laura Bucila — College of the Holy Cross, Lecturer at TCU since 2009
  • Adriana S. Cordis — Ernst & Young, now tenure track at USC Upstate
  • Jin-tae Hwang — Korea Insurance Research Institute
  • Patrick A. McLaughlin — Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • Petru Steli Stoianovici — The Brattle Group
  • Octavian Vasilescu — University of Minnesota- Morris

Students entering the job market from the ‘06-’07 class placed as follows:

  • Anca Cotet — Ball St. University (tenure track); now at Seton Hall
  • Earl Davis— Radford University, now tenure track at Nicholls State
  • Ibrahim Demir — Benedict College (tenure track)
  • Sebastian Negrusa — Rand
  • Brighita Bercea Negrusa — NERA, now at Rand
  • Kurt Rotthoff — Seton Hall University
  • Jason Rudbeck — University of Georgia
  • Aileen Sampson — FDIC
  • Melissa Yeoh — Berry College (tenure track)

graduation 2005

Historically, Clemson economists obtain good jobs in both academia and business. Our first graduate, Mark Mitchell (Ph.D. ‘88), won multiple teaching awards as an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He has since gone on to found a leading merger arbitrage fund in Greenwich, CT. Wei Yu (Ph.D. ‘92) began his academic career at Boston University, and is now a Fellow at the Center for Health Policy at Stanford, and Director of the Center for Health Policy at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. William Brown (Ph.D. ‘93) was Department Chair at Claremont-McKenna, one of the West Coast’s top liberal arts colleges, before returning home to UNC Greensboro. Recent graduates Thomas Evans (‘03) and Doru Cojoc (‘04) have taught at Chicago, Cornell, and Stanford. Other Clemson graduates have accepted appointments at Coastal Carolina, Georgia, Seton Hall, Iowa, and numerous other colleges and universities throughout the world.

In the nonacademic world, Elizabeth Becker (Ph.D. ‘91), formerly Principal and Director of the Employment Economics Group at Price Waterhouse Coopers, is now Senior Vice President at NERA. Louis Lanier (Ph.D. ‘01) is now a senior with EconOne in Washington, D.C. Ram Tamara (‘98) has worked with Nathan Associates in Arlington, VA. since 2000, and is now Managing Director of Nathan India. Eric Bertonazzi (ABD), is President of Wainwright Investment Counsel in Boston, and Cleve Tyler (‘98) is Senior Managing Economist with LECG in Washington, D.C. More recently, students have accepted top-paying jobs with Barclays (Delaware), Deloitte and Touche (Atlanta), NERA (New York), and the Rand Corporation (Santa Monica). Other Clemson graduates have been employed at the FCC, FDIC, FTC, IMF, the World Bank, and numerous consulting and business firms.

graduation 2005 Starting salaries for new Ph.D. economists range from $60,000 to well over $100,000, depending on the nature of the job. This, together with the relatively modest financial cost of studying here, means that a Clemson economics degree is financially as well as intellectually rewarding.

Clemson MA graduates generally do very well on the job market, too. Business analyst positions require a type of training that this department offers to the serious student over twelve months of study. In the academic sphere, several of our recent graduates have gained admission to and performed very well in top law schools and Ph.D. programs. If you think that you might want to try Clemson, but maintain the option of using the education you will receive here as a stepping stone to a top programelsewhere, we encourage you to apply.

Clemson’s style of economics has opened up successful careers for many people. It might do the same for you.