Our recent PhD Program in Political Economy and Government (PEG) graduates have gone on to take academic positions at Columbia University, Dartmouth College, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, Yale University, and other top academic institutions. Others developed analyst or policy careers at the Federal Reserve Bank, World Bank, nongovernmental organizations, and in the private sector.

Contact Placement Directors Matthew Baum and Rema Hanna or the Doctoral Programs Director Nicole Tateosian with questions about our PhD in PEG candidates listed below who are entering the job market.


Juan Sebastián Galán

Job Market Paper: Tied to the Land? Intergenerational Mobility and Agrarian Reform in Colombia
Research Fields: Development Economics, Political Economy and Economic History
Recommenders: Melissa Dell, Rema Hanna, Nathan Nunn and James A. Robinson

Siddharth George

Job Market Paper: How Do Political Dynasties Affect Economic Development? Theory and Evidence from India
Fields: Development Economics, Political Economy, Labor Economics
Recommenders: Rohini Pande, Michael Kremer, Abhijit Banerjee, Emily Breza, Andrei Shleifer

Soeren Henn

Job Market Paper: Complements or Substitutes: How Institutional Choices Shape the Interaction Between Traditional Leaders and the State in Africa
Fields: Political Economy, Development Economics, Comparative Politics
Recommenders: Torben Iversen (co-chair), Horacio Larreguy, Nathan Nunn (co-chair), Pia Raffler