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PhD Career Paths

Careers in Research, Teaching and Policy

PhDs at Brandeis IBS develop the analytical and technical skills required for research, consulting, teaching, and high-level policy making in international economics and finance. They have proceeded to pursue PhD jobs in education as well as in the private and public sectors.

While completing their coursework and research, some PhD candidates have simultaneously maintained internships or summer jobs in organizations such as State Street, Harvard Business School, the Institute of International Economics, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.


PhD Alumni Success Stories

Olaf Unteroberdoerster, PhD

A PhD Trailblazer

Olaf Unteroberdoerster, PhD '98

Traveling and working with people from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, Dr. Olaf Unteroberdoerster MS ’98, PhD ’98 has lived a life filled and enriched with memorable international experiences.

An image of Esteban Ferro, PhD '10

From soccer captain to the World Bank

Esteban Ferro, PhD '10

Esteban Ferro, PhD '10 on how his work at the World Bank will help his native country, Ecuador.


Recent Placements

Company Position Location
Bank of America Financial Economist Boston
Brattle Group Litigation Support Cambridge, MA
Citibank  Head of Strategy Chicago
European Investment Bank Head of Disbursement Luxembourg
Federal Reserve Economist Washington, DC
Hitotsubashi University Lecturer Tokyo
IMF Senior Economist Washington, DC
INCAE Business School Faculty Costa Rica
National University of Singapore Faculty Singapore
Williams College Professor Williamstown, MA
World Bank Consultant Washington,DC