Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Who Have Gone on to Ph.D. Programs

Our economics degree programs prepare students for professional and academic graduate programs.  As members of academic institution, we are pleased to welcome our own graduates into the academy.  A partial list of Economics graduates who started Ph.D. programs in economics or related fields in recent years (since 2009). Congratulations to all!

  • Levent Altinglu (Ph.D. in economics from Boston University, now an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in the Division of Financial Stability)
  • Zach Branson (Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University, now an Assistant Teaching Professor of Statistics at CMU)
  • Avery Calkins (now in Ph.D. program in economics at University of Michigan)
  • Oliver Haimson (Ph.D. in information and computer science from UC, Irvine, now President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Information at University of Michigan)
  • Brent Heard (now in resource policy and behavior Ph.D. program at University of Michigan)
  • Akshaya Jha (Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, now Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Heinz College (CMU))
  • Moshe (Richard) Katzwer (Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, now a data science manager at Uber)
  • Paul Ko (now in economics Ph.D. program at Penn State)
  • Christopher Lako (now in finance and real estate Ph.D. program at UC, Berkeley)
  • Brian Jonghwan Lee (now in economics and finance Ph.D. program at Columbia University)
  • Elizabeth Lorenzi (Ph.D. in statistics at Duke University, now a statistical scientist at Berry Consultants, LLC)
  • Ian Meeker (now in Ph.D. program at Boston University)
  • Karthik Nagarajan (now in economics Ph.D. program at University of Chicago)
  • Manvendu Navjeevan (now in economics Ph.D. program at UCLA)
  • Sarah Peko-Spicer (now in statistics Ph.D. program at Northwestern University)
  • Joey Pickens (now in economics Ph.D. program at University of Minnesota)
  • Abbas Zaidi (Ph.D. in statistics at Duke University, now a causal inference researcher at Facebook - R&D Department)

Updated: 8/14/2019