Alumni

Caltech conferred its first PhD in social science in 1978. Over 150 alumni of the HSS PhD programs are listed below in chronological order, with their dissertation titles and first and current placements where known. Degrees are listed by the year granted, not the year completed. All degrees are officially granted in June, even if degree requirements were completed the year prior. Please report any errors or omissions to the Option Manager.


Xiaomin Li, '20
Attention, Strategy and the Human Mind.
First position: Postdoc, Caltech (Camerer's lab)

Seo-young Silvia Kim, '20
Three Essays in the Dynamics of Political Behavior.
First position: Assistant Professor of Government, American University

Vadim Martynov, '20
Essays on Social Learning and Networks
First position: Quantitative Researcher at Citadel

Song Qi, '20
Decision Making under Threat: An Ecological Framework.
First position: Postdoc, Caltech (Mobb's lab)

Alejandro Robinson-Cortes, '20
Essays on Market Design and Industrial Organization
First position: Lecturer in Economics, University of Exeter, UK

Nicholas Adams-Cohen, '19
New Perspectives in Political Communication
First position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University (Immigration Policy Lab)

Hamed Hamze Bajgiran, '19
Essays on Decision Theory
First position: Visiting Scientist in Applied and Computational Math, Caltech
Current position:  Postdoctoral Scholar in Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech.

Chujun Lin, '19
Understanding How People Make Trait Attributions From Faces
First position: Postdoc, Caltech (Adolph's lab)
Current position:  Postdoctoral Researcher (Psychology), Dartmouth College

Hao Zhao, '19
Essays on Economics of Groundwater Resource Management
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Economic Science Institute, Chapman University
Current position: Research Associate, Economic Science Institute, Chapman University

Ryo Adachi, '18 [BSN]
Computational and Neural Mechanisms Underlying Decision-Making In Humans
First position: Data Analysist, DeNA

Jun Chen, '18
Essays on Early-stage Financing and Firm Behavior
First position: Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business, Renmin University of China

Marcelo Fernandez, '18
Essays on Market Design
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Lucas Nunez, '18
Unobserved Heterogeneity in Observational Studies of Political Behavior
First position: Assistant Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Li Song, '18
Three Essays on Mechanism Design
 First position: Business Development Associate, Xenon Health LLC

Pengfei Sui, '18
Essays on Investor Beliefs and Asset Pricing
 First position: Assistant Professor of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

Mali Zhang, '18
Information and Strategic Decision-Making in the Oil and Gas Industry:  An Empirical Assessment
 First position: Consultant, Boston Consulting Group

Tatiana Mayskaya, '17
Essays on Information Collection.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, International College of Economics and Finance and at the Faculty of Economic Sciences (Department of Theoretical Economics), The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) (Moscow).

Welmar Rosado, '17
Essays on the Political Economy of Subnational Public Finances
First position:  Consultant, World Bank
Current position:  Public Financial Management Economist, Deputy Chief of Party - USAID FAST, Dev Tech Systems Inc.

Myungkoo Song, '17
Essays on the Impact of Information Asymmetry.
First position: Associate Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade.

Jun Zhang, '17
Essays on Matching Theory.
First position: Assistant Professor, Nanjing Audit University (China)
Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Nanjing Audit University (China)

Yifei Huang, '16
Essays in Economic History and Applied Microeconomics
First position:  Data Scientist, Microsoft Research.
Current position:  Data Science Manager, Outreach.

Taisuke Imai, '16
Essays In Revealed Preference Theory and Behavioral Economics.
First position:  Postdoc, Camerer Lab, Caltech.
Current position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, LMU Munich.

Sergio Montero, '16
Essays in Econometrics and Political Economy
First position:  Assistant Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Economics, University of Rochester.

Samantha Myers, '16
Three Essays on Inequality and Political Economy
First position:  Post Doctoral Scholar,  New York University - Abu Dhabi

Euncheol Shin, '16
Essays on Social Networks and Political Economy
First position:  Associate Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute (KDI)
Current position:  Assistant Professor, College of Business, KAIST.

Gerelt Tserenjigmid, '16
Essays in Behavioral Decision Theory
First position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Virginia Tech.

Qiaoxi Zhang, '16
Three Essays On Information Economics.
First position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Chile.

Kyle Carlson, '15 [BSN]
Three Essays in Economics and Information Shocks.
First position: Data Scientist, Twitter.
Current position:  Data Scientist, Stripe; Adjunct Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Francisco.

Matthew Chao, '15
How Behavioral Economics Can Shape Firm Strategy and Public Policy:
Lessons from the Field and Laboratory.

First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Williams College.

Jonathan Chapman, '15
Death or Taxes?  The Political Economy of Sanitation Expenditure in Nineteenth Century Britain.
First position: Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute.
Current position:  Assistant Professor of Economic History, Social Science Division, New York City University - Abu Dhabi.

Khai Chiong, '15
Essays in Social and Economic Networks.
First position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of New Economic Thinking, USC.
Current position:  Assistant Professor, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas - Dallas.

Geoffrey Fisher, '15 [BSN]
Value Estimation and Comparison in Multi-Attribute Choice.
First position: Assistant Professor of Marketing, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University.

Jaclyn Kimble, '15
The Voting Rights Act, Shelby County, and Redistricting: Improving Estimates of Racially Polarized Voting in a Multiple-Election Context.
First position: Senior Advisor and Editor, American Jobs Project.

Matthew Kovach, '15
Essays in Behavioral Decision Theory.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, ITAM (Mexico).
Current position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Virginia Tech.

Allyson Pellissier, '15
At Your Convenience: Facilitating Voting and Registration.
First position: Associate, Investments Research, First Quadrant.

Kirill Pogorelskiy, '15
Essays on Correlated Equilibrium and Voter Turnout.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Warwick, UK.

Federico Tadei, '14
Extractive Institutions in Colonial Africa.
First position: ERC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Universita Bocconi, Milan (Italy).
Current position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Economic History, University of Barcelona.

Dustin Beckett, '13
An Economic Approach to Consumer Product Ratings.
First position: Economist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Luke Boosey, '13
Essays on Information, Competition, and Cooperation.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida State University.
Current position: Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Economics, Florida State University.

Benjamin Bushong, '13
Essays in Behavioral and Neuroeconomics.
First position: Data Scientist, US Department of Defense.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University.

Muruvvet Buyukboyaci, '13
Essays on Contests, Coordination Games, and Matching.
First position: Instructor of Economics, Middle East Technical University.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department  of Economics, Middle East Technical University.

Peter Foley, '13
Four Essays on the Empirical Analysis of Political Ideology.
First position: Founder and Director of Science and Technology, Pivotal Targeting.
Current position: Machine Learning Consultant, Foley Research.

Guilherme Freitas, '13
Essays in Mechanism Design.
First position: Market Economist, OpenX.
Current position: Principal Data Scientist, Realtor.com.

Yutaka Kayaba, '13
Essays on Learning and Econometrics.
First position: Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroeconomics, Caltech.
Current position: Project Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo.

Emerson Melo, '13
Essays on Economic Networks.
First position: Postdoc associate (Computer Science), Cornell University.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Indiana University - Bloomington.

Nilanjan Roy, '13
Essays on Cooperation and Reciprocity.
First position: Assistant Professor, Engineering and Systems Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong.

Thomas Ruchti, '13
Markets and Microstructure.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Accounting; Richard C. Green Junior Faculty Development Chair 2019-2021), Carnegie Mellon University.

John A. Sinclair, '13
Of Primary Importance: The Changing American Primary Election, 1945-2012.
First position: Postdoc, Caltech.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College.

Cary Frydman, '12
Essays in Neurofinance.
First position: Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

Vanessa Janowski, '12
Computational Biases in Decision Making.
First position: Data Scientist, Google.
Current position: Co-founder, Vari Solutions; Instructor, General Assembly

Sang Mok Lee, '12
Three Essays on Microeconomic Theory.
First position: Lecturer in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Washington at St. Louis.

Ines Levin, '12
A New Approach to the Study of Political Participation.
First position: Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship, European University Institute (Florence).
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, at Irvine.

Mohammed Mostagir, '12
Robust Dynamic Mechanisms.
First position: Postdoc (Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems), MIT.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations (Stephen M. Ross School of Business), University of Michigan.

Salvatore Nunnari, '12
Essays on Dynamic Political Economy.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, UCSD.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics; Vice-Director, Bocconi Experimental Laboratory for the Social Sciences; Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Ian Krajbich, '11
Neurometrically Informed Mechanism Design and the Role of Visual Fixations in Simple Choice.
First position: Postdoc, Caltech.
Current position: Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Economics; Director of the Decision Sciences Collaborative, Ohio State University.

Andrea Robbett, '11
Experiments on The Dynamics of Community Formation.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Middlebury College.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics, Middlebury College.

Christoph Brunner, '10
Information Aggregation and Allocative Efficiency in Complex Environments.
First position: Postdoc, Alfred-Weber Institut.
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Heidelberg.

Min Jeong Kang, '10
Three Experimental Studies of Reward and Decision Making.
First position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.
Current position: Not known.

Gabriel Katz, '10
Essays in Electoral Behavior and Bayesian Data Analysis.
First position: Senior Analyst, YouGov/Polimetrix.
Current position: Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Department of Politics, University of Exeter

Sera Linardi, '10
Information and Motivation in Organizations.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh.
Current position: Associate Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh.

Guido Maretto, '10
Contracts and Markets.
First position: Postdoc, European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES).
Current position: Senior Data Scientist, 2k.

Margaret McConnell, '10
Social Interactions and Giving.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard.
Current position: Associate Professor of Global Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health.

Julian Romero, '10
Essays on Cooperation and Coordination.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Purdue University - Lafayette.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (Eller College of Management), University of Arizona.

Michael Alton, '09
Continuous Double Auctions and Microstructure.
First position: Consultant, Opera Solutions.
Current position: Senior Data Scientist, ServiceNow.

Serkan Kucuksenel, '09
Incentives and Institutions: Essays in Mechanism Design and Game Theory with Applications.
First position: Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University.

Morgan Llewellyn, '09
Rational Models of Political Behavior: The Effects of Opinion, Information, and Procedures.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, IMT - Lucca.
Current position:  Chief Executive Officer, Predictive Partner.

Alan Miller, '09
Essays on Laws and Economics.
First position: Lecturer (Faculty of Law and Department of Economics), University of Haifa.
Current position:  Associate Professor with Tenure and Canada Research Chair in Law and Economics, Western University; Senior Lecturer with Tenure, Department of Economics, University of Haifa, Israel.

Noah Myung, '09
Organizational and Financial Economics.
First position: Assistant Professor (Graduate School of Business and Public Policy), Naval Postgraduate School.
Current position:  Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming, University of Virginia.

Laura Panattoni, '09
Essays on Industry Concentration, Stock Returns, and the Pharmaceutical Industry.
First position: Lecturer, University of Auckland.
Current position:  Senior Research Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research.

David Young, '09
Optimal Capacity Markets
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Auckland.
Current position: Principal Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Meghana Bhatt, '08
Three Papers in Neuroeconomics.
First position: Angel Williamson Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine.
Current position:  Director, Content Science and Analytics, Netflix; Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist; FEM Inc.

Alexander Brown, '08
Investigating Psychology - Influenced Economic Models in Lab, Field and Theory.
First position: Associate Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University.
Current position:  Professor, Department of Economics and Co-Director of Economic Research Laboratory, Texas A&M University.

Laurent Mathevet, '08
Selection, Learning, and Nomination: Essays on Supermodular Games, Design, and Political Theory.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Texas - Austin.
Current position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, New York University.

Kyle Mattes, '08
When Candidates Attack: Who Goes Negative, and Why it Works.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa.
Current position:  Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University.

Delia Bailey, '07
Essays on Causal Inference and Political Representation.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow, CERL, Washington University.
Current position: Senior Vice President of Data Science at YouGov.

Jon Eguia, '07
A Theory of Elections and Voting Blocs.
First position: Assistant Professor, New York University.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics, Michigan State University.

Lauren Feiler, '07
Behavioral Biases in Information Acquisition.
First position: Assistant Professor, Carlton College.
Current position:  Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Student Success, St. Olaf College.

Sarah Hill, '07
The Pursuit of Equality through Education Finance Reform.
First position: Assistant Professor, Cal State - Fullerton.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Political Science, Vice Chair of the Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice, Cal State - Fullerton.

Ming Hsu, '07
Three Correlated Essays on the Neural Foundations of Economic Decision-Making.
First position: Beckman Postdoc Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Current position:  William Halford Jr. Family Chair in Marketing, and Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of California - Berkeley.

Debrah Meloso, '07
Prices, Holdings, and Learning in Financial Markets: Experiments and Methodology.
First position: Assistant Professor (Department of Decision Sciences), Bocconi University.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Finance, Toulouse Business School.

Deborah Sinclair, '07
Political Networks.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago.
Current position:  Professor of Political Science; Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.

Jernej Copic, '06
Robust Bilateral Trade and An Essay on Awareness As An Equilibrium Notion.
First position: Postdoc Associate, Cowles Foundation, Yale University.
Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Aix-Marseille Universite.

Brian Rogers, '06
Learning and Status in Social Networks.
First position: Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management (MEDS).
Current position:  Professor of Economics/Director, Missouri Social Science Experimental Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis.

Paul Healy, '05
Institutions, Incentives and Behavior: Essays in Public Economics and Mechanism Design.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business).
Current position:  Professor of Economics, Ohio State University.

Kevin Roust, '05
Minority Rights in Majoritarian Institutions.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Duke University.
Current position:  Not known.

Elena Asparouhova, '04
Competition and Equilibration in Financial Markets.
First position: Assistant Professor of Finance (David Eccles School of Business), University of Utah.
Current position:  Francis A. Madsen Professor of Finance (David Eccles School of Business), University of Utah .

Carla VanBeselaere, '04
The Shirking Model - A Theory of How People Answer Surveys.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Mount Allison University.
Current position:  Associate Professor of Economics, Mount Allison University.

Serena Guarnaschelli, '03
Essays on Uncertainty: An Axiomatization and Economic Applications.
First position: Management Consultant, McKinsey and Company.
Current position: Partner, KOIS.

Christopher Hoag, '03
Three Episodes in Nineteenth Century United States Banking and Finance.
First position: Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics, Coe College.
Current position:  George M. Ferris Associate Professor of Corporation Finance and Investments, Trinity College.

Ben Klemens, '03
Information Aggregation, with Application To Monotone Ordering, Advocacy, and Conviviality.
First position: Guest Scholar, Center for Social and Economic Dynamics, the Brookings Institution.
Current position: Senior Statistician, Economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Elizabeth M. Penn, '03
Cooperation and Social Choice: How Foresight Can Induce Fairness.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University.
Current position: Professor of Political Science; Director of Graduate Studies, Emory University

Catherine Wilson, '03
Political Information, Institutions and Citizen Participation in American Politics.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University.
Current position:  Consultant (Data Collection), 23andMe.

Kathryn Zeiler, '03
Medical Malpractice and Contract Disclosure: A Study of the Effects of Legal Rules on Behavior in Health Care Markets.
First position: Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center.
Current position: Nancy Barton Scholar and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law.

Valentina Bali, '02
The Initiative Process and The Reform of Educational Policies.
First position: Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Political Science, Michigan State University.

Steven Callander, '02
Voting and Electoral Competition.
First position: Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern University.
Current position:  Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management; Professor of Political Economy, Graduate School of Business; Professor of Economics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences, (GSB) Stanford.

Marco Casari, '02
Understanding an Economic Dilemma: Essays on Common Property Resources.
First position: Postdoc (Dept. of Econ), Ohio State University.
Current position: CASBS Fellow, Stanford University; Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, University of Bologna; Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor.

Sean Gailmard, '02
Principal Agent Models of Bureaucratic and Public Decision Making.
First position: Assistant Professor, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.
Current position: Professor, Travers Department of Political Science; Vice Chair of the Department for Personnel, University of California - Berkeley.

Christopher Anderson, '01
Behavioral Models of Strategies in Multi-Armed Bandit Problems.
First position: Associate Professor of Fisheries Economics, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.

Tara Butterfield, '01
Awakening A Sleeping Giant: The Riddle of Latino Political Participation in California and Texas.
First position: Not Known.
Current position:  Not Known.

Leslie Fine, '01
Cooperative and Market-Based Solutions to Pollution Abatement Problems.
First position: Software Design Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Labs.
Current position: General Partner, Enjoy The Work; Advisor, Wescover; Advisor, Enjoy HQ.

Angela Hung, '01
A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Addiction.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics (2001) - Postdoc for 2000, Carnegie Mellon University.
Current position: Senior Economist and Director, Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making, RAND.

John Patty, '01
Voting Games with Incomplete Information.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Dept. of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Current position: Professor of Political Science; Director of Graduate Admissions and Placement, Emory University

Reginald Roberts, '01
Protecting the Public Welfare and Morals: Political Institutions, Federalism, and Prohibition, 1834-1934.
First position: Management Consultant: Associate, McKinsey and Company.
Current position: Director of Modeling, MarketShare.

Frederick Boehmke, '00
Beyond the Ballot: The Influence of Direct Democracy on Interest Group Behavior.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa.

Alvaro González, '00
Essays on the Industrial Organization of Telecommunications and Network Industries.
First position: Research Economist, Bellcore/Telcordia Technologies.
Current position: Principal Economist, Jobs Group, World Bank.

Anthony Kwasnica, '00
Asymmetric Information and Cooperation.
First position: Assistant Professor of Management Science, Pennsylvania State University.
Current position: Professor of Business Economics; Director, Laboratory for Economic Management and Auctions, Pennsylvania State University.

Roberto Weber, '00
Interdependence in Organizations and Laboratory Groups.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University.
Current position: Professor of Economics of Corporate Culture, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, University of Zurich.

Peter Coughlan, '99
Public Institutions and Private Incentives: Three Essays.
First position: Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.
Current position: Professor of National Security & Industrial Base, National Defense University; Guest Lecturer, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University; Adjunct Professor, Jack Welch Management Institute.

Garrett Glasgow, '99
Issue Publics in American Politics.
First position: Research Fellow, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Current position: Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting

Christina Ramirez, '99
Statistical and Econometric Analysis of the Treatment of HIV/AIDS.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Biostatistics, Dept of Biostatistics, UCLA and Assist. Research Scientist - AIDS Institute.
Current position: Professor of Biostatistics, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA.

Dean Williamson, '99
The Design of Agency Relations: Four Essays on Contract Theory, Applications, and Experimentation.
First position: Economist, Economic Analysis Group.
Current position: Independent Researcher, EconomicDesign.net.

Jin Yu, '99
Discrete Approximations of Continuous Allocation Mechanisms.
First position: Senior Research Economist, FinEcon.
Current position: Managing Director for Greater China, Accenture Strategy.

Micah Altman, '98
Districting Principles and Democratic Representation.
First position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Current position: Director of Research, Center for Research in Equitable and Open Scholarship; Director of Research, MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Oleg Bondarenko, '98
Testing Rationality of Financial Markets.
First position: Assistant Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois - Chicago.
Current position: Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois - Chicago.

Mikhail Filippov, '98
Political Competition in Federations.
First position: Visiting Lecturer in Political Methodology, Dept. of Pol. Sci., Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Associate Professor of Political Science, Binghamton University (SUNY).

Robin Hanson, '98
Four Puzzles in Information and Politics: Product Bans, Informed Voters, Social Insurance, & Persistent Disagreement.
First position: Visiting Postdoc - RWJF Health Policy Scholar, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Current position: Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University.

Fang Wang, '98
Nativism in the 1990s.
First position: Research Analyst, First Quadrant.
Current position: Not known.

Gretchen Kalsow, '97
A Microeconometric Analysis of Consumer Response to Direct Marketing and Mail Order.
First position: Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.
Current position: Instructor, Rock Valley College.

Mikhail Myagkov, '97
Three Essays on Russia's Transition to Democracy.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon.

Kaoru Dahm, '96
Stochastic Bargaining Theory and Order Flow.
First position: Senior Economist in Nat'l Tax Analysis & Economics Group, Ernst & Young LLP.
Current position: Principal, Deloitte Tax LLP.

Szilvia Pápai, '96
Dominant Strategy Implementation on Private Goods Domains with Indivisibilities.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Koc University, Istanbul.
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Concordia University.

Jason Saving, '96
Welfare Magnets, the Labor-Leisure Decision and Economic Efficiency.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics, George Mason University.
Current position: Senior Research Economist and Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Paul Brewer, '95
Allocation & Computation In Rail Networks: A Binary Conflict Ascending Price Mechanism (BICAP) For the Decentralized Allocation of the Right To Use Railroad Tracks.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Georgia State University.
Current position: Owner/Consultant, Economic and Financial Technology Consulting.

Yan Chen, '95
A Theoretical Study of Political Institutions & Economic Policies.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan.
Current position: Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor of Information, Professor of Information, School of Information and Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

John Duggan, '95
Bayesian Implementation.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Queen's University.
Current position: Professor of Political Science and Economics, Chair of the Department of Political Science, and Research Associate of the W. Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy, University of Rochester.

Mark Fey, '95
Three Aspects of Multicandidate Competition in Plurality Rule Elections.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Princeton University.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester.

Katerina Sherstyuk, '95
The Foundation of Teams Under Incomplete Information.
First position: Lecturer in Economics, University of Melbourne.
Current position: Professor of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Olga Shvetsova, '95
The Design of Electoral Institutions.
First position: Visiting Instructor in Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Professor of Political Science and Economics, Binghamton University (SUNY).

Michael Udell, '95
Essays in Applied Economics with Application to Tax Evasion and the Political Business Cycle.
First position: Economist, Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress.
Current position: Founder and Managing Member, District Economics Group, LLC.

Kay-yut Chen, '94
The Strategic Behavior of Rational Novices.
First position: Research Intern, Hewlett Packard Laboratories.
Current position: Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, College of Business, University of Texas - Arlington.

David Schmidt, '94
Equilibrium in Dynamic Economic Models.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Indiana University - Bloomington.
Current position: Assistant Director, Office of Applied Research and Outreach, Federal Trade Commission.

Kristin Szakaly-Moore, '94
The Political Economy of State Department: An Analysis of Constitutional Limitations (1961-1990).
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles.
Current position: Director, Investments Division, California State Treasurer's Office.

Robert Cull, '93
A Comparative Study of Capital Market Failure and Institutional Innovation.
First position: Economist/Telecommunications Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce (NTIA/OPAD).
Current position: Lead Economist (Finance and Private Sector Development Team), World Bank.

Peng Lian, '93
Fiscal Policies, Optimal Growth, and Political Elections Under Different Economic Systems.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Positive Political Economy, Harvard University.
Current position: Pricing Manager, Symantec.

Charles Noussair, '93
A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Auctions in Multi-Unit Demand Environments.
First position: Assistant Professor of Mathematical Economics, Erasmus University.
Current position: Eller Professor of Economics, Eller College of Management; Director, Economic Science Laboratory, University of Arizona.

Charles Polk, '93
The Organization of Production: Moral Hazard and R&D.
First position: Not known, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
Current position: Founder, Skylight Space.

Jeffrey Prisbrey, '93
Cooperation in Reciprocity Games & In The Voluntary Contributions Mechanism.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Current position: Vice President, Charles River Associates.

Langche Zeng, '93
Individual Choice in Political Economy.
First position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Economy, GSIA, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego.

Richard Boylan, '91
Essays On the Analysis of Repeated Games Through Evolution and Learning.
First position: Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics, Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Professor of Economics, Rice University.

Shawn Kantor, '91
Property Rights and the Dynamics of Institutional Change: The Closing of the Georgia Open Range, 1870-1900.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Arizona.
Current position: L. Charles Hilton Jr., Distinguished Professor of Economic Prosperity and Individual Opportunity, Florida State University.

Arthur Lupia, '91
The Effect of Information on Political Strategies and Outcomes in Direct Democracy.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego.
Current position: Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan; Assistant Director, National Science Foundation; Head, NSF Social Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mark Olson, '91
An Examination of the Assignment Problem: Theory and Experiments.
First position: Visiting Assistant Professor/Research Fellow for the Economic Science Lab, University of Arizona.
Current position: Statistical and Data Specialist, Freelance.

Kemal Güler, '90
Pre-auction Investment and Equivalence of Auctions.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Houston.
Current position: Researcher, Business Optimization Lab, Hewlett Packard Laboratories.

Guofu Tan, '90
Optimal Procurement & Contracting with Research and Development.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia.
Current position: Professor of Economics, University of Southern California.

Patrick Legros, '89
Efficiency and Stability in Partnerships.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Cornell University.
Current position: Professor of Economics, Universite Libre de Bruxelles/ECARES; Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Northeastern.

Jonathan Nagler, '89
An Examination of Strategic Opportunities Provided by the Conference Committee Procedure in the U.S. Congress.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University.
Current position: Professor of Politics/Director of the Politics Data Center, New York University.

William Pegram, '89
The Federal Photovoltaic Commercialization Program.
First position: Not known, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Current position: Adjunct IT Faculty, Northern Virginia Community College.

Farid Gasmi, '88
Econometrics of Duopolistic Games in Prices and Advertising: The Case of the U.S. Soft Drink Industry.
First position: Member of Technical Staff (Researcher), Bell Communications Research.
Current position: Professor of Economics, Universite of Toulouse I Capitole.

Wendy Hansen, '88
Regulatory Theory and its Application to Trade Policy: A Study of ITC Decision-Making.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico.

Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, '88
The Fruits of Revolution: Property Rights, Litigation and French Agriculture 1700-1860.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles.
Current position: Rea A and Lela G Axline Professor of Business Economics; Ronald and Maxine Linde Leadership Chair,  Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology.

José Campos, '87
The Political Economy of Price Supports.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Current position: Advisor to the Vice President on Governance and Political Economy and Practice Manager for Governance, the World Bank (deceased).

Jack Williamson, '87
Financial Equilibrium, Voting Procedures, & Coalition Structures in Allocational Mechanisms.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, McGill University.
Current position: Not known.

Jeffrey Banks, '86
Signaling Games: Theory and Applications.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester.
Current position: Professor of Political Science, Caltech (deceased).

Paul Bjorn, '86
Games in Econometrics With Application to Labor Economics.
First position: Not known, AT&T.
Current position: Anesthesiologist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center.

Da-Hsiang Lien, '86
Essays on Speculation and Future Markets.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Kansas.
Current position: Richard S. Liu Distinguished Chair in Business, University of Texas, San Antonio.

Rodney Fort, '85
Theory and Practice in the Analysis of Futures Price Distributions.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington State University.
Current position: Professor of Sports Management; Co-Director, Michigan Center for Sports Management, University of Michigan.

James Gerard, '85
Three Essays on Markets with Imperfect Information.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Rutgers University.
Current position: Team Lead, Global Asset Allocation Investment Research, Fidelity Investments

James Snyder, '85
Political and Market Equilibria with Income Taxes.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago.
Current position: Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science; Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Kenneth McCue, '84
The Structure of Individuial Decisions in American Elections: The Influence of Relevant Alternatives.
First position: Research Scientist, Private political consulting.
Current position: Scientific Research Associate, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology.

Asha Sadanand, '84
Three Essays on Law and Economics.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia.
Current position: Professor of Economics, University of Guelph.

Stephen Selinger, '84
Three Essays in Applied and Normative Economics.
First position: Private real estate consulting, Not known.
Current position: Not known, Not known.

Gary Cox, '83
Party and Constituency in Victorian Britain.
First position: Assistant Professor of Government, University of Texas, Austin.
Current position: William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science, Stanford University. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences.

Mathew McCubbins, '83
Rational Individual Behavior and Collective Irrationality: the Legislative Choice of Regulatory Form.
First position: Assistant Professor of Government, University of Texas, Austin.
Current position: Ruth F. De Varney Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law, Duke University. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Venkatraman Sadanand, '83
Imperfect Information and Oligopoly with Endogenous Market Power.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia.
Current position: Chairman of the Board and CEO, HouseCalls Now Inc.; Executive Vice-President of Strategy, SecondOpinionExpert, Inc; Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda University.

Joel Balbien, '82
Essays in the Econ of Sponsored Research.
First position: Strategic Planning Analyst, Unocal Corporation.
Current position: Adjunct Professor of Economics, California Lutheran University; Principle Advisor, Larta Institute; Co-founder, Olmpus Sky.

Robert Hahn, '81
An Assessment of the Viability of Marketable Permits.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, SUPA, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Current position: Visiting Professor, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment; Senior Fellow, Center for Business and Public Policy, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute; Co-founder, Community Preparatory School in Rhode Island.

R. Mark Isaac, '81
Essays on the Role of Information in Natural Resource Exploration and Development.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Arizona.
Current position: John & Hallie Quinn Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics, and courtesy Professor of Law, Florida State University.

Thomas Palfrey, '81
Theoretical and Institutional Perspectives on Bidding Processes.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, GSIA, Carnegie-Mellon University.
Current position: Flintridge Foundation Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology. Member of the Econometric Society and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

William Rogerson, '81
Legal Remedies and Reputation as Solutions to Moral Hazard in Contracting.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University.
Current position: Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor, Department of Economics; Director, Business Institutions Program, Northwestern University.

Randall Calvert, '80
On the Role of Imperfect Information in Electoral Politics.
First position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Thomas F. Eagleton University Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.

Lee Sparling, '80
Regulatory Distortions in Transportation and Telecommunications.
First position: Not known, U.S. Department of Justice.
Current position: Utility Program Director, State of Oregon Public Utilities Commission.

Brian Binger, '79
Essays in Forward Markets and Uranium Industry.
First position: Research Associate, Committee on Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.
Current position: Retired Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University.

Linda Cohen, '79
Essays on Safety regulation in the Atomic Energy Commission.
First position: Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Current position: Professor of Economics and Law; Chair of the Executive Committee, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine.

Elizabeth Hoffman, '79
Essays in Optimal Resource Allocation under Uncertainty with Capacity Constraints.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Northwestern University.
Current position: Professor of Economics, Iowa State University; Senior Distinguished Fellow, Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, Northwestern University; and President Emerita, University of Colorado System.

Tom Lee, '79
Microeconomic Foundations of Research and Development.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego.
Current position: Professor of Economics, California State University - Northridge.

Matthew Spitzer, '79
Axiomatic Analysis of Legal/Inst. Issues.
First position: Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law, Northwestern University.
Current position: Howard and Elizabeth Chapman Professor of Law; Director,  Northwestern University Center of Law, Business, and Economics, Northwestern University.

Naim Al-Adhadh, '78
Essays in Economic and Political Choice.
First position: Not known.
Current position: Economic Development Advisor, UN/UNESCO (deceased).

Steven Matthews, '78
Directional and Static Equilibrium in Social Decision Processes.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign.
Current position: Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.  Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Barry Weingast, '78
A Representative Legislature and Regulatory Agency Capture.
First position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis.
Current position: Ward C. Krebs Family Professor, Department of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Professor, by courtesy, of Economics. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences.