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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 (political science) and Rema Hanna (economics) or the Doctoral Programs Director Nicole Tateosian if you have questions about our PPOL candidates listed below who are entering the job market.

Andrew bacher-hicks

Job Market Paper Title: Social Costs of Proactive Policing: The Impact of NYC’s Stop and Frisk Program on Educational Attainment 
Research fields: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Urban Economics
Recommenders: Christopher Avery (Chair), David Deming, Joshua GoodmanThomas Kane

Megan Bailey

Job Market Paper Title: U.S. Carbon Pricing and Coal Power Plant Productivity
Research fields: Environmental Economics, Econometrics
Recommenders: Joseph Aldy, William Hogan, Robert StavinsJames Stock

Patrick Behrer

Job Market Paper Title: Earth, Wind and Fire: The Impact of Anti-Poverty Efforts on Indian Agriculture and Air Pollution 
Research fields: Environment and Development Economics
Recommenders: Edward Glaeser, Rema Hanna, Gabriel KreindlerRobert Stavins

Madeleine Gelblum

Job Market Paper Title: Preferences for Job Tasks and Gender Gaps in the Labor Market 
Research fields: Labor Economics, Personnel Economics, Public Economics
Recommenders: David Deming, Claudia Goldin, Lawrence Katz, Amanda Pallais

Asad LIaqat

Job Market Paper Title: No Representation Without Information: Politician Responsiveness to Citizen Preferences 
Research fields: Development, Political Economy, Behavioral Economics 
Recommenders: Abhijit Banerjee, Torben Iversen, Asim Khwaja (Chair), Vincent Pons, Gautam Rao 

M.R. Sharan

Job Market Paper Title: Something to Complain About: How Minority Representatives Overcome Ethnic Differences
Research fields: Development Economics, Political Economy
Recommenders: Abhijit BanerjeeEmily BrezaAsim Khwaja, Gautam Rao 

Aroop Mukharji

Job Market Paper Title: Sforzando: American Foreign Policy 1897-1909
Research fields: Diplomatic History, International Relations, Decision Making
Recommenders: Fredrik Logevall, Stephen Walt, Richard Zeckhauser

Christine Mulhern

Job Market Paper Title: Beyond Teachers: Value-Added Estimates of Counselors' Large Impacts on Educational Attainment
Research fields: Labor Economics, Public Economics, Economics of Education
Recommenders: Christopher Avery, Joshua Goodman, Amanda Pallais

Rebecca Sachs

Job Market Paper Title: Safety Net Cutbacks and Hospital Service Provision: Evidence from Psychiatric Care
Research fields: Health Economics, Public Economics
Recommenders: David Cutler (Chair), Amitabh Chandra, Richard Frank, Mark Shepard