Our recent PhD in Public Policy (PPOL) graduates have gone on to take academic positions at Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard Business School, New York University, Penn State University, Princeton University, Tufts University, University of California, San Diego, and Yale University.

Others developed analyst or policy careers at the Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, Millennium Challenge Corporation, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, and several nongovernmental organizations.

Contact our Placement Directors Matthew Baum and Rema Hanna or the Doctoral Programs Director Nicole Tateosian if you have questions about our PPOL candidates listed below who are entering the job market.


Abraham Holland

Job Market Paper Title: Why give up the ability to choose?  Evidence from a Nepalese land allocation program 
Research fields: Development Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Recommenders: Rohini Pande, Ed Glaeser, Scott Kominers, Ben Roth

Ariella Kahn-Lang

Job Market Paper Title: Missing Black Men? The Impact of Under-Reporting on Estimates of Black Male Labor Market Outcomes
Research fields: Labor, public, econometrics
Recommenders: Chris Avery, Larry Katz, Ed Glaeser

Jennifer Kao

Job Market Paper Title: Charted Territory: Evidence from Mapping the Cancer Genome and R&D Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Industry 
Research fields: Health Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Recommenders: David M. Cutler (Chair, Harvard Econ), Amitabh Chandra (HKS, HBS), Pierre Azoulay (MIT Sloan)'

Stephanie Majerowicz

Job Market Paper Title: Can Teaching be Taught? Experimental Evidence from a Teacher Coaching Program in Peru
Research fields: Development Economics, Labor Economics
Recommenders: Asim Khwaja (Chair), Rema Hanna, Michael Kremer

Gabriel Tourek

Job Market Paper Title: Taxes, Targeting, and Regressivity: Evidence from Rwandan Firms
Research fields: Public Finance, Development
Recommenders: Nathan Hendren, Asim Khwaja, Anders Jensen