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Business Economics

Career Paths

Common employers for graduates who earn this specialization include central banks, government agencies, consulting firms and financial institutions. Further information about careers in business economics can be found on the National Association for Business Economics website.


Alumni in the Field

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.

Nabeela Alam, Phd '13

New faculty member at Grinnell College

Nabeela Alam, PhD '13

Primary Fields – Applied Microeconomics, Political Economy, Economic Development

Rawley Heimer, PhD '13

On staff at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Rawley Heimer, PhD '13

Primary Fields - Finance, Macroeconomics
Secondary - Behavioral, Investments, International Finance, Econometrics, Financial Networks

Eugene K, PhD '13

On staff at the Federal Communications Commission

Eugene Kiselev, PhD '13

Primary Fields – Economics of Corruption, Institutional Economics, Industrial Organization
Secondary – Health Economics, Empirical Finance

Satyam Panday
, PhD '13

On staff at Standard & Poor's

Satyam Panday, PhD '13

Primary Fields – Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Development and Transition Economics
Secondary – Computational General Equilibrium, Applied Microeconomic

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.