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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 (political science) and Marcella Alsan (economics) or the Doctoral Programs Director Nicole Tateosian with questions about our PhD in PEG candidates listed below who are entering the job market.


Kevin DeLuca (Government track)

Job Market Paper Title: Newspaper Endorsements, Candidate Quality, and Election Outcomes in the United States, 1950-2020
Research fields: Political representation with a focus on elections, local news, and legislative redistricting.
Committee: James M. Snyder, Jr. (chair), Stephen Ansolabehere, Benjamin Schneer

José Ramón Enríquez (Government track)

Job Market Paper Title: Democracy under Assault: Electoral Reform and Political Violence
Research fields: Political economy of elites with a focus on political dynasties. Political economy of development.
Committee: Jeffry Frieden (chair), Melissa DellRema HannaHoracio Larreguy, Pia Raffler

Casey Petroff (Government track)

Job Market Paper Title: Conflict Technology as a Catalyst of State Formation
Research fields: Political economy, economic history, comparative politics, and international relations.
Committee: Jeffry Frieden (chair), Claudia Goldin, Kosuke Imai

Awa Ambra Seck (Economics Track)

Job Market Paper Title: En Route: Colonial Conscription, Emigration and Economic Development in Morocco
Research fields: Development economics, political economy, and labor economics.
Committee: Nathan Nunn and Emily Breza (co-chairs), Rema HannaGautam Rao

Dissertations and Job Placements
Learn about the dissertations of our PhD in Political Economy and Government graduates and their job placements directly following graduation.