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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.)


Robert Dinterman (email

Area(s) of Specialization: Regional Economics, Spatial Econometrics, Sports Economics

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

Dissertation Chair/co-chairs: Mitch Renkow and Ivan Kandilov



Steven J. Dundas (email)

Area(s) of Specialization: Environmental and Resource Economics, Applied Micro

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

Dissertation Chair/co-chairs: Dr. Roger von Haefen



Jonathan Eyer (email

Areas of Specialization: Energy, Environmental, I/O

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

Chair: Steven Sexton, Vice-Chair: Laura Taylor



Alexander Gill (email)

Area(s) of Specialization: Macro/Monetary; Political Economy

Dissertation Title: Securitization

Dissertation Chair/co-chairs: Douglas Pearce and Nora Traum


Selin Guney (email)

Area(s) of Specialization: Agricultural Demand and Price Analysis, Agricultural Supply, Agricultural Trade and Finance, Agricultural Policy, Applied Econometrics (Nonstationary Time-Series and Time-Series Econometrics, Nonlinear Time-Series Models, Panel Data Econometrics), Risk and Market Analytics and Statistics

Dissertation Title:  Modeling Nonlinear Price Relationships in Agricultural Markets

Dissertation Chair/Co-Chairs: Barry K. Goodwin (Chair), David A. Dickey, Atsushi Inoue, Nicholas Piggott, Mehmet Caner


Alimamy Kamara (email)

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

Dissertation Title: “Essays in Regional Integration and Open Macroeconomics”

Dissertation Chair/co-chairs: Barry Goodwin, 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

Chair: Denis Pelletier



A. Nam Tran (web-page)

Fields: agricultural economics, environmental economics, computational economics
Dissertation: 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)

Area(s) 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/co-chairs: Walter N. Thurman



Tsung Yu Yang (email)

Area(s) of Specialization: trade, environment, and regional development

Dissertation Title: Pollution Haven Hypothesis

Dissertation Chair/co-chairs: Ivan T. Kandilov



Huijie (Alice) Yu (email)

Areas of Specialization: 

Primary: Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics

Secondary: Experimental Economics

Dissertation Title: Essays on Reputation Mechanisms in Online Marketplaces

Dissertation Chair: Robert Hammond (co-chair) and Xiaoyong Zheng (co-chair) 



Yan Zheng (email)

Area(s) 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