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Career Paths and Alumni Success in Business Economics

Career Paths

Common employers for graduates who earn this specialization include consulting firms, corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies. 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

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.

An image of Esteban Ferro, PhD '10

From soccer captain to the World Bank

Esteban Ferro, PhD '10

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