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.


Rohit Chandra

Job Market Paper: Adaptive State Capitalism in the Indian Coal Industry
Fields: Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Energy Policy
Recommenders: José Gómez-IbáñezLakshmi IyerLant PritchettElizabeth Perry

Juan Pablo Chauvin

Job Market Paper: Gender-Segmented Labor Markets and the Effects of Local Demand Shocks
Fields: Urban Economics, Development Economics, Labor Economics
Recommenders: Edward Glaeser, Melissa Dell and Ricardo Hausmann

Cuicui Chen

Job Market Paper: Navigating Market-Based Environmental Regulation: Belief Evolution in the U.S. Acid Rain Program
Fields: Industrial organization, environmental economics
Recommenders: Ariel Pakes, Elie Tamer, Joseph AldyRobert Stavins, Richard Zeckhauser

Stephen Coussens

Job Market Paper: Behaving Discretely: Heuristic Thinking in the Emergency Department
Fields: Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Public Economics
Recommenders: Brigitte Madrian, David Cutler, Ziad Obermeyer, Daniel Shoag

Raissa Fabregas

Job Market Paper: A Better School but a Worse Position? The Effects of Marginal School Admissions in Mexico City
Fields: Development Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Education
Recommenders: Michael Kremer, Rema Hanna, Rohini Pande

Todd Gerarden

Job Market Paper: Demanding Innovation: The Impact of Consumer Subsidies on Solar Panel Production Costs
Fields: Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization
Recommenders: Robert StavinsAriel Pakes, Myrto Kalouptsidi, James Stock

Sarika Gupta

Job Market Paper: Perils of the Paperwork: The Impact of Information and Application Assistance on Welfare Program Take-Up in India
Fields: Development Economics, Political Economy
Recommenders: Rohini Pande, Rema HannaGautam Rao

Nils Hägerdal

Job Market Paper: Ethnic Cleansing and the Politics of Restraint: Violence and Coexistence in the Lebanese Civil War
Fields: International Relations & Comparative Politics
Recommenders: Robert Bates, Melani Cammett, Amaney Jamal (Princeton), Monica Toft (Tufts), Stephen Walt

Yusuf Neggers

Job Market Paper: Enfranchising Your Own? Experimental Evidence on Bureaucrat Diversity and Election Bias in India
Fields: Development Economics, Political Economy
Recommenders: Rohini Pande, Alberto Alesina, Rema Hanna, Jesse Shapiro (Brown), and Andrei Shleifer

Janhavi Nilekani

Job Market Paper: Driving Down Demand for Diesel: Experimental Evidence from India on a Driver Training and Incentive Program
Fields: Development Economics, Environmental Economics 
Recommenders: Rohini Pande, Rema Hanna, Robert Stavins

Trisha Shrum

Job Market Paper: The Salience of Future Climate Impacts and the Willingness to Pay for Climate Change Mitigation
Fields: Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics 
Recommenders: Joseph Aldy, David Laibson, Robert StavinsWilliam Travis