Graduate Student Placement


  • Jared Hutchins, Assistant Professor
    Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Irene Jacqz, Postdoctoral Fellow
    Inequality in America Initiative, Harvard University

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Economics, Iowa State University
  • Matt Klein, Economic Analyst
    Policy, Data, Performance & Integrity Division, Washington State Employment Security Department
  • Yuji Saikai, Tutor (Postdoctoral Fellow)
    School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne
  • Marin Skidmore, Postdoctoral Fellow
    UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
  • Justin Winikoff, Research Agricultural Economist
    Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Charng-Jiun Yu, Economist, Inc.


  • Alexey Kalinin, Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard Forest, Harvard University
  • Naoki Nishimura, Economist
    Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Esteban Quiñones, Researcher
    Mathematica Policy Research
  • Jordan Van Rijn, Senior Economist
    Credit Union National Association
  • Shuwei Zeng, Quantitative Analytics Sr.
    Freddie Mac
  • Siyao Zhu, Global Team Researcher
    Precision Agriculture for Development


  • Zack Barnett-HowellPostdoctoral Associate and Lecturer
    MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies, Yale University
  • Allison DerrickResearch Economist
    Balance of Payments Division, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Rachel Frattarola HernándezEconomist
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Jared GarsPolicy Analyst
    Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Norihiko MatsudaAssistant Professor
    Department of Economics, Florida International University
  • Fanny Moffette, Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Thanicha Ruangmas, Assistant Clinical Professor
    University of Maryland, FIRE program
  • Andrew Schreiber, Economist
    National Center for Environmental Economics, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nouhoum Traore, International Consultant
    Social Protection and Labor-Africa Region, The World Bank Group


  • Charles Wonjun Chang, Energy Economist
    Charles River Associates
    (First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Joint Global Change Research Institute, University of Maryland)
  • Brett Close, Senior Economist
    EMI Consulting
  • Cornelia Ilin, Associate
    Analysis Group
  • Travis McArthur, Assistant Professor
    Food & Resource Economics Department, University of Florida
  • Daniel MooneyAssistant Professor and Extension Economist
    Agricultural & Resource Economics, Colorado State University
  • Jennifer Raynor, Assistant Professor
    Wesleyan University
    (First position: Research Economist, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
  • Srinivasan VasudevanEconomic Researcher
    American Institutes for Research
  • Austin Williams, Research Economist
    RTI International
    (First position: Prevention Effectiveness Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Ethan Young, Principal Consultant
    Tetra Tech


  • Bjorn Markeson, Economist at IMPLAN
    (First position: Lecturer, Economics Department, Brandeis University)
  • Na Zhao, Senior Economist
    National Association of Home Builders
    (First position: Housing Policy Economist, National Association of Home Builders)


  • Yating Chuang, Visiting Professor
    Economics Department, College of the Holy Cross
  • Jhin Han
    Economic Research Service, USDA
  • Heesun Jang, Associate Research Fellow
    Korea Energy Economics Institute
  • Chang Lian, Modeling and Analytics Associate
    Chase Bank
  • Emily Sellars, Assistant Professor
    Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
  • Christopher Taylor, Mathematical Statistician
    United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • Sarah Walker, Assistant Professor
    Economics Department, University of New South Wales


  • Zhe Dun, Analytics Scientist
    Ford Motor Credit Company
  • Pilar Jano, Postdoctoral Researcher
    Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Valdivia, Chile
  • Daniel Prager, Research Economist
    Rural and Resource Economics, Economic Research Service, USDA
  • Patricia Yanez-Pagans, Research Economist
    Inter-American Development Bank
  • Wenhui Zhang
    Digonex, Inc.
  • Katherine Zipp, Assistant Professor
    Environmental & Resource Economics, Pennsylvania State University


  • Hillary Caruthers, Visiting Assistant Professor
    Economics Department, Berry College
  • Rebecca Cleary, Research Associate
    Analysis Group, Inc.
  • Dylan Fitz, Assistant Professor
    Economics Department, Davidson College
  • Maria Fernanda Rodrigo, Research Fellow
    Inter-American Development Bank


  • Vardges Hovhannisyan, Postdoctoral Researcher
    University of Minnesota
  • Ming-Feng Hsieh, Assistant Professor
    National Taiwan University
  • Rachid Laajaj, Postdoctoral Researcher
    Paris School of Economics
  • Do-il Yoo, Research Fellow
    Chungbuk National University, Korea


  • Marin Bozic,  Assistant Professor
    University of Minnesota
  • Lauren Bresnahan,  Senior Associate
    KPMG, LLP, New York
  • Xingliang Ma,  Postoctoral Fellow
    International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Benjamin Schwab, Postoctoral Fellow
    International Food Policy Research Institute


  • Ursula Aldana, Economist
    Instituto de Estudios Peruanos
  • John Morrow, Postdoctoral Fellow
    London School of Economics
  • Widad Soufi, Assistant Professor
    Al Akhawayn University
  • Jeremy Weber, Research Economist
    Rural and Resource Economics, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture


  • Gustavo de los Campos, Post-doctoral Researcher
    University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Ying Du 
    Shandong University
  • Francisco Galarza, Professor, Researcher
    Universidad del Pacifico
  • David Garber, Economist
    Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hwanil Park, Research Fellow
    Samsung Economic Research Institute
  • Yasuharu Shimamura, Assistant Professor
    Ritsumeikan University


  • Xiaowei Cai, Assistant Professor
    California Polytechnic State University
  • Ousman Gajigo, Associate Economist
    Earth Institute, Millenium Development Center for East Africa, Columbia University
  • Munenobu Ikegami, Economist
    International Livestock Research Institute
  • Muqun Li, Senior Researcher
    Samsung Economic Research Institute
  • Benjamin Linkow, Assistant Professor
    Miami University School of Business
  • Diep Phan, Assistant Professor
    Beloit College


  • Andrea Bentancor,  Lecturer
    Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
  • Kiriya Kulkolkarn
    Thammasat University
  • Pilar Useche, Assistant Professor
    Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida


  • Jorge Aguero, Assistant Professor of Economics
    University of California, Riverside
  • Seth Gitter, Assistant Professor
    Towson University
  • Jason Fletcher, Professor
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    (First position: Assistant Professor of Public Health, Yale University)
  • Rebecca Moore
    University of Georgia
  • Tingjun Peng
    Ministry of Agriculture, China
  • Reka Sundaram-Stukel, Health Economist
    Wisconsin State Department of Health Services
  • Anan Wattanakuljarus, Economist
    National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok


  • Joseph Burke, Associate Scientist
    Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bayou Demeke
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Hua Lin, Actuarial Consultant
    Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Tewodaj Mogues, Research Fellow
    International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Sunung Moon, Research Economist
    Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade
  • Pishayasinee Mulapruk
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok, Thailand


  • Aashish Mehta, Economist
    Asian Development Bank, Manila
  • Shinn-Shyr Wang, Associate Scientist
    Food System Research Group, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Juan Chamorro, Economic Advisor
    Office of the President, Nicaragua
  • Weiping Chen, Business Economist
    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
  • Hector Villarreal
    Graduate School of Public Administration and Public Policy
    Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico


  • Kenneth Baerenklau, Assistant Professor
    University of California, Riverside
  • Michael Bennett, Visiting Researcher
    Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, IGSNRR, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  • Diana Fletschner, Assistant Professor
    University of Washington
  • Ragan Petrie, Assistant Professor
    Georgia State University
  • Eduardo Zegarra, Statistical Unit Director
    Ministry of Agriculture, Peru


  • Marco Castillo
    Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Michael Aliber
    Department of Land Affairs, South Africa
  • Stephen Boucher, Assistant Professor
    University of California, Davis
  • John Larrivee, Assistant Professor
    Mount Saint Mary’s College
  • Yoshito Takasaki, Assistant Professor
    University of Tsukuba


*Recent placements listed from top. Not listed are the many students go on to PhD programs in the United States and around the world.

  • Development & Database Associate, Community Shares of Wisconsin
  • Data & Policy Analyst, Acumen
  • Economic Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Evaluation Specialist, Engineers without Borders, Canada
  • Data Scientist, Zoro
  • Lecturer, Montana University
  • Trader, Green Plains Renewable Energy
  • Staff Economist, RCF Economic and Financial Consulting, Inc., Chicago IL
  • Ministry of Energy, Government of Chile
  • Analyst, Intellectual Property and Science Branch, Thomsen Reuters
  • Senior Statistician, WPS Health Insurance
  • Research Assistant, Interamerican Development Bank, Washington DC
  • Policy Advisor, World Vision International
  • Consultant, Christensen & Associates, Madison WI (economic consulting firm)
  • Operations Research Analyst, ZS Associates, Evanston, IL (organizational consulting for pharmaceutical companies)
  • Regional Assistant for Planning and Evaluation, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria
  • Peace Corps
  • Faculty Associate, Institute for Environmental Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Instructor at Madison Area Technical College
  • Department of Natural Resources, State of Wisconsin
  • Family Health International, Durham, North Carolina (non-profit international public health organization)
  • Outreach Specialist, Great Lakes Intertribal Managed Care Demonstration Project, Family Medicine Department, UW-Madison
  • Foreign Agriculture Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
  • Research consultant, UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty
  • Fiscal Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Bureau, State of Wisconsin
  • Resource Valuation Manager, Water Use Planning, BC Hydro, British Columbia, Canada
  • Research Scientist, Bureau of Integrated Science Services, Department of Natural Resources, State of Wisconsin
  • Associate, Stratus Consulting, Inc, Boulder CO (environment and energy research)
  • US Agency for International Development, Washington DC
  • Research Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Economics Instructor, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee
  • Economics Instructor, IBMEC Business School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • World Council of Credit Unions, Madison WI
  • County Extension Agent, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
  • Associate Director, BASIS Collaborative Research Support Program, UW-Madison (funded by USAID)
  • Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Financial Comptroller, Lake Country Dairy, Turtle Lake, WI
  • National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of Korea, Seoul, Korea
  • Outreach Coordinator, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Associate Planner, Agnew Beck Consulting Group, Anchorage, AK (community development in rural Alaska)
  • Investment in Japan Information Center, Cabinet Office of Japan
  • First Position: Managing Associate, Nathan Associates, Inc., Arlington VA (economic development consulting);
    Current: Senior Economist, Agricultural and Soft Commodities
  • Economist, Fisheries Monitoring and Socioeconomics Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (NOAA), Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Economist, Virginia State Department of Planning and Budget
  • Research Associate, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
  • Research Associate, Stratus Consulting, Inc, Boulder CO (environment and energy research)
  • Industry Economist, Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington DC
  • Economist, Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA
  • Research Associate, Industrial Economics, Inc., Boston, MA
  • Economist, Energy Center of Wisconsin (non-profit research and policy center), Madison, WI
  • Shawano County Agriculture Agent, University of Wisconsin Extension
  • Financial Consulting Associate, Charles River Associates, Washington DC
  • Senior Consultant, Navigant Consulting (energy efficiency program evaluation), Madison
  • Leader of Benchmarking and Economic Studies, Power System Engineering, Madison
  • Clerk, US Court of International Trade, New York
  • Pricing Analyst, Exelon Energy, Kennett Square, PA
  • Agriculture, Health and Nutrition Fellow, Catholic Relief Services, Zambia
  • Consultant, Human Development Network, World Bank
  • Consultant, Navigant Consulting, Madison
  • Branch Manager, Dadant and Sons
  • International Sales, D-TEG Security Company, Korea
  • Synapse Energy Economics, Boston
  • Policy Analyst, State of Wisconsin
  • Regional Analyst, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Research Manager, Innovations for Poverty Action, Washington DC
  • Economist, Department of Sericulture, Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Bangkok
  • Logistics and supply chain management, Lazada Thailand (e-commerce), Bangkok
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington DC
  • Quantitative Analyst, U.S. Bank, Minneapolis
  • Technical Services, Epic, Madison
  • Associate Analyst, Analytic Partners, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Research Analyst, The World Bank
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan
  • Corporation Department, China Pingan Bank
  • Project Manager, IDinsight, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency