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Career Paths and Placements - Brandeis IBS PhD Program

Careers in Research, Teaching and Policy

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

Students graduating in recent years have been placed at the following institutions:

Academic Non-Academic
The American University (Cairo) Analysis Group
University of Auckland Business School Bank of America
Bocconi University Bank of Japan
City College of New York Bank of the Netherlands
Copenhagen Business School Bates White
Lingnan University (Hong Kong) Berkeley Research Group
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) BlackRock
National Chengchi University (Taiwan) Brattle Group
National University of Singapore Cornerstone Research
New Jersey Institute of Technology DC Howe
Norwegian School of Economics
and Business Administration
Federal Reserve, Board of Governors
University of Manitoba Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
University of Western Ontario Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Seton Hall The International Monetary Fund
Williams College MSCI/Barra
York University Standard and Poors
State Street Global Advisors
The World Bank


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


PhD Alumni Success Stories

Eugene K, PhD '13

On staff at the Federal Communications Commission

Eugene Kiselev, PhD '13

Eugene, now based in Washington, DC, shares insights on his experience at Brandeis IBS and reflects back on how his time at the business school influenced his career path.

Satyam Panday
, PhD '13

On staff at Standard & Poor's

Satyam Panday, PhD '13

Satyam Panday examined the fields of labor economics, applied econometrics, and development and transition economics while at Brandeis IBS, focusing his dissertation on economic mobility. Satyam, now based in New York, NY, took time to reflect upon his experiences as a PhD student and their effect on his career.

Cecilia Maya

From Colombia to Boston and back again - making a global impact

Cecilia Maya, MA '00, PhD '04

Though Cecilia Maya grew up in Medellín, Colombia and attended college there, she always dreamed of going to graduate school overseas. “I wanted to study abroad because I wanted to live in a place with a different culture and surround myself with people from other countries,” she says.