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 Assistant Teaching Professor of Statistics at CMU)
  • Avery Calkins (Ph.D. candidate in economics at University of Michigan)
  • Oliver Haimson (Ph.D. in information and computer science from UC, Irvine, now Assistant Professor at University of Michigan -- School of Information )
  • Brent Heard (Ph.D. candidate in resource policy and behavior 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 data science manager at Uber)
  • Paul Ko (Ph.D. candidate in economics at Penn State)
  • Christopher Lako (Ph.D. candidate in finance and real estate at Haas School of Business, UC,Berkeley)
  • Brian Jonghwan Lee (Ph.D. candidate in financial economics at Columbia University)
  • Elizabeth Lorenzi (Ph.D. in statistics at Duke University, now a statistical scientist at Berry Consultants, LLC)
  • Ian Meeker (Ph.D. candidate in economics at Boston University)
  • Karthik Nagarajan (Ph.D. candidate in economics at University of Chicago)
  • Manvendu Navjeevan (Ph.D. candidate in economics at UCLA)
  • Sarah Peko-Spicer (Ph.D. candidate in statistics at Northwestern University)
  • Joey Pickens (now in economics Ph.D. program at University of Minnesota)
  • Charlotte (Charlie) Townsend (Ph.D. candidate at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley)
  • Sebastian Wai (Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University, now an Assistant Professor of Economics at Beacom College of Business at University of South Dakota)
  • Abbas Zaidi (Ph.D. candidate in statistics at Duke University, now a causal inference researcher at Facebook - R&D Department)

Updated: 8/14/2019