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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 CV by clicking on the student's name. You may contact the candidates directly via email, or contact the Graduate Economics Program Director Tamah Morant 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 50 graduate faculty members from both College of Management and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, providing a variety of fields of specialization including macro-monetary economics, international trade, econometrics, agricultural economics, environmental and resource economics, microeconomics, and financial 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.

PhD Job Candidates

(Curriculum Vitae are linked to the candidate's name. CVs are PDF files unless otherwise noted. PDF files may be viewed using the Free Adobe Acrobat Viewer.)


Moonhee Cho (email

Areas of Specialization: Applied Econometrics, International Trade, Applied Microeconomics

Dissertation Title: Essays on the Effect of GATT/WTO and Financial Crisis on International Trade

Dissertation Co-Chairs:  Xiaoyong Zheng and Ivan Kandilov


Robert Dinterman (email

Areas of Specialization: Regional Economics, Spatial Econometrics, Sports Economics

Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Regional Economics: Applications in Spatial Econometrics

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Mitch Renkow and Ivan Kandilov



Steven J. Dundas (email)

Areas of Specialization: Environmental and Resource Economics, Applied Micro

Dissertation Title: Public Policy and Private Behavioral Responses to Climate Change

Dissertation Chair: Roger von Haefen



Jonathan Eyer (email

Areas of Specialization: Energy, Environmental, Industrial Organization

Dissertation Title: Three Essays on the Environmental Economics of Natural Gas

Dissertation Chair: Steven Sexton, Vice-Chair: Laura Taylor



Alexander Gill (email)

Areas of Specialization: Macro/Monetary; Political Economy

Dissertation Title: Securitization

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Douglas Pearce and Nora Traum


Selin Guney (email)

Areas of Specialization: Agricultural Demand and Price Analysis, Agricultural Supply, Agricultural Trade and Finance, Agricultural Policy, Applied Econometrics 

Dissertation Title:  Modeling Nonlinear Price Relationships in Agricultural Markets

Dissertation Chair: Barry K. Goodwin


Alimamy Kamara (email)

Area of Specialization: International Trade, International Macroeconomics, Economic Growth and Development and Financial Economics

Dissertation Title: Essays in Regional Integration and International Macroeconomics

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Barry K. Goodwin and Ivan Kandilov



Aymard Kassi (email

Areas of Specialization: Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Asset Pricing

Dissertation title: Three Essays in Joint Modeling of Returns and Realized Volatility

Dissertation Chair: Denis Pelletier



Evan G. Rogers (email)

Area of Specialization: Environmental and Energy Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Dissertation Title: Measuring responsiveness to carrots and sticks: solar subsidies, zoning and the economics of effective policy

Dissertation Chair: Laura Taylor



A. Nam Tran (email)

Areas of Specialization: Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Computational Economics

Dissertation Title: Essays on Price Adjustment in a Competitive Storage Model


Steve Tsang (email)

Areas of Specialization: Agricultural Economics, Energy Economics, Price and Policy Analysis, Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics

Dissertation Title: The Inter-Relationships between Motor Fuel and Agricultural Markets

Dissertation Chair:  Walter N. Thurman


Xiaojie Xu (email)

Areas of Specialization: Agricultural and Resource Economics, Applied Econometrics and Finance

Dissertation Title: Causality and Price Discovery: Evidence from U.S. Corn Cash and Futures Prices 

Dissertation Chair: Walter N. Thurman



Tsung Yu Yang (email)

Areas of Specialization: trade, environment, and regional development

Dissertation Title: Pollution Haven Hypothesis

Dissertation Chair: Ivan T. Kandilov



Huijie (Alice) Yu (email)

Areas of Specialization: Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, Experimental Economics

Dissertation Title: Essays on Reputation Mechanisms in Online Marketplaces

Dissertation Co-Chairs: Robert Hammond and Xiaoyong Zheng



Yan Zheng (email)

Areas of Specialization: Industrial Organization, Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Dissertation Title: Demand Side Economics of Health Care Provision Under a Single Payer System: The Case of Croatia

Dissertation Chair: Tomislav Vukina



Master's Job Candidates