Economics Ph.D. Job Candidates and Placements

2020-2021 Ph.D. Job Candidates

The Department of Economics presents these successful Ph.D. candidates for job placement. Recruiters and HR representatives may reach out to the candidate directly through the provided contact information listed in the CVs.

  • Fields:  Financial Crises, Financial Economics and Open Economy Macroeconomics
    Primary Advisor: Mark Pingle
  • Fields: Public Finance, Economics of Entrepreneurship and Economic Aspects of Gambling
    Primary Advisor: Frank Fossen and Mark Nichols
  • Rachel M Flanigan
    Fields: Entrepreneurship and Applied Microeconomics
    Primary advisor: Frank Fossen
  • Md. Mobarak Hossain
    Fields: Labor Economics, Health Economics and Entrepreneurship
    Primary advisor: Sankar Mukhopadhyay
  • Olga Shapoval
    Fields: Health Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Economics
    Primary Advisor: Sankar Mukhopadhyay

Ph.D. Placements

The Department of Economics is proud to present alumni that have taken positions in academia and in the private sector. We wish you continued success.

  • Ethan Grumstrup, Ph.D. 2020. Post-Doctoral Researcher University of Connecticut 
  • Raju Mainali, Ph.D., 2019. Lecturer Missouri State University
  • Quan Sun, Ph.D., 2019. Post-Doctoral Fellow Michigan State University and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Mina Mahmoudi, Ph.D., 2018. Visiting Assistant Professor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Eric Gibbons, Ph.D., 2018. Visiting Assistant Professor Ohio State University at Marion
  • Abdoulaye Ouedraogo, Ph.D., 2017. Economist World Bank
  • Florina Salaghe, Ph.D., 2017. Assistant Professor Benedictine University
  • Miaomiao Zou, Ph.D., 2017. Assistant Professor Nanjing Audit University
  • Dimitra Papadovasilaki, Ph.D., 2016. Lecturer Boise State University
  • Rattaphon Wuthisatian, Ph.D., 2015. Assistant Professor Shanghai Tech University
  • Amanda Safford, Ph.D., 2015. Economist Nevada Energy
  • Joseph P. Crouse, Ph.D., 2014. Economist Vocational Economics Inc.
  • Karl R. Geisler, Ph.D., 2013. Assistant Professor New Mexico State University

If you are a graduate of the UNR Economics program, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Sankar Mukhopadyay at