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PhD Placement Outcomes

PhD students who have or will soon graduate, are encouraged to take part in the Department's job market workshop series.

The first information meeting is typically held toward the end of spring semester to begin preparing candidates for the ASSA (Allied Social Sciences Associations) meeting. Workshops continue during fall semester to address such subjects as how to write a cover letter, answer interview questions, prepare a job market paper, etc.

In early January, students attend the ASSA meeting where employers from the academic, public and private sectors search for employees. This method is common for many graduating economists but some find employment outside the formal job market.

Talk to your committee chair and the placement advisor if you have questions.

ivanPlacement Advisor

Ivan Mendieta-Muñoz
Associate Professor


  • University of Denver – Teaching Assistant Professor
  • University of Utah, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Bard College, Levy Economics Institute – Research Scholar
  • University Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Socio-Economics – Postdoctoral Associate
  • Goucher College – Assistant Professor


  • California State University, San Bernardino - Assistant Professor
  • Gettysburg College - Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Gonzaga University - Assistant Professor
  • Skidmore College - Visiting Assistant Professor
  • St. John's University - Assistant Professor
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma - Assistant Professor


  • Health and Economic Recovery Outreach Project - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Pleités y Asociados Consultores - Partner
  • Earlham College - Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Fudan University - Assistant Professor
  • Konkuk University - Lecturer


  • Orchid Economic ConsultingEconomist
  • Flame UniversityAssistant Professor
  • Public Debt Management Office, Thailand—Economist
  • Denison University—Assistant Professor
  • Franklin & Marshall College—Assistant Professor


  • Weill Cornell Medicine—Postdoctoral Associate
  • Franklin & Marshall College—Visiting Assistant Professor
  • SUNY Plattsburgh—Lecturer
  • SUNY Purchase College—Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Hobart and William Smith College—Visiting Assistant Professor
  • College of Wooster, Merton M. Sealts—Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Colorado School of Mines—Assistant Professor
  • Renmin University of China—Assistant Professor


  • Southern Oregon University—Assistant Professor
  • University of Rhode Island—Assistant Professor
  • Middle East Technical University—Assistant Professor


  • Austin College—Assistant Professor
  • Ernest & Young LLP—Senior Associate
  •—Advanced Pricing Analyst


  • California State University, Fresno—Assistant Professor
  • Center for Regional Economic Competiveness—Analyst
  • Denison University—Assistant Professor
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Columbia—Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Weber State University—Visiting Professor


  • BB&T Bank—Model Risk Analyst
  • California State University, Chico—Assistant Professor
  • Idaho State University—Assistant Professor
  • University of Redlands—Visiting Professor
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma—Assistant Professor
  • University of Utah—Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
  • Westminster College—Assistant Professor


  • University of South Carolina Upstate—Assistant Professor
  • University of Wisconsin, Superior—Assistant Professor


  • Idaho State University—Visiting Professor
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico—Professor
  • National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico—Researcher
  • Seton Hall University, New Jersey—Adjunct Faculty
  • State University of New York Geneseo—Assistant Professor
  • Thamassat University
  • University of Utah, Kem Gardner Policy Institute—Economic Analyst
  • University of Utah, OBIA—Interim Director of Institutional Analysis
  • William Paterson University—Adjunct Faculty


  • Centers for Disease Control—Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Department of Agricultural Development—Researcher
  • Foundation of Economics and Statistics, Brazil—Researcher
  • Keene State University—Assistant Professor
  • Ohio State University—Lecturer
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Redlands—Assistant Professor


  • Boston University, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future—Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Eastern Connecticut University—Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Gediz University—Assistant Professor
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Finance, Mongolia—Social Development Specialist
  • Nichols College—Associate Professor
  • Texas A&M University, Texarkana—Assistant Professor
  • University of Denver—Assistant Professor
  • University of Utah—Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay—Assistant Professor
  • Wells Fargo—Marketing Database Consultant


  • American University—Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Atlantic Capital Bank—Treasurer
  • Colorado Mesa University—Assistant Professor
  • Columbia College, Chicago—Assistant Professor
  • Independent Researcher
  • Istanbul Arel University—Assistant Professor
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand—Regular Faculty
  • Ministry of Commerce, Thailand
  • Utah Department of Workshop Services
  • Utah's Governor's Office of Management and Budget—Budget, Revenue & Policy Analyst
  • Utah State Tax Comission—Staff Economist


  • Bellevue College, Washington—Department of Economics Program Chair
  • Hannam University—Assistant Professor
  • International Economic Policy Bureau, Thailand—Senior Economist
  • Kobe University, Japan—Regular Faculty
  • Western Governors University—Professor
Last Updated: 7/27/23