UCL Department of Economics


Clone of Job Market Candidates

You can find our current job market candidates below as well as information about past placements and careers of recent graduates from the Department of Economics.

Placement Director: Franck Portier (f.portier@ucl.ac.uk)

Administrative Support: Daniella Harper

2022-23 Job Market Candidates

Alison Andrew

Alison Andrew
Revealed Beliefs and the Marriage Market Return to Education

Main research
: Development, Applied Microeconomics  
Secondary research: Family Economics
Email: alison_a@ifs.org.uk
Website: sites.google.com/view/alisonandrew/home

Karolos Arapakis

Karolos Arapakis

Transition Costs and the Optimal U.S. Social Security System

Main research: Applied Micro, 
Secondary research: Public, Computational economics
Email: karolos.arapakis.14@ucl.ac.uk
Website: sites.google.com/view/karolosarapakis

Anna Becker

Anna Becker
Shamed to Death: Social Image Concerns and War Participation

Main research: 
Political Economy
Secondary research: Applied Microeconomics, Behavioural Economics
Email: anna.becker.14@ucl.ac.uk
Website: annabecker.net

Uta Bolt

Uta Bolt
What is the Source of the Health Gradient? The Case of Obesity

Research fields: Applied Micro, Health, Human Capital 
Email: uta.bolt@ucl.ac.uk
Website: sites.google.com/view/utabolt

Gherardo Gennaro Caracciolo

Gherardo Caraccilo
'Parole, parole, parole' (the importance of Central Bank communication)

Main field: Macroeconomics/ Monetary economics 
Secondary field: Information economics 
Email: gherardo.caracciolo.15@ucl.ac.uk
Webpage: sites.google.com/view/gherardogennarocaracciolo

Nikhil Datta

Nikhil Datta
Local Monopsony Power

Main research:
Secondary research: Urban
Email: nikhil.datta.14@ucl.ac.uk
Website: nikhil-datta.com

Mimosa Distefano

Mimosa Distefano
Employment subsidies and the gender gap

Main research: Labour
Secondary research: Public
Email: mimosa.distefano.13@ucl.ac.uk
Website: sites.google.com/view/mimosa-distefano

Wenchao Jin

Wenchao Jin
Occupational polarisation and endogenous task biased technical change

Research field: labour economics, public economics
Email: wenchao_j@ifs.org.uk
Website: sites.google.com/view/wenchao-jin

David Goll

Email: david.goll.11@ucl.ac.uk

Tim Obermeier

Tim Obermeier
Individual Welfare Analysis: What's the Role of Intra-Family Preference Heterogeneity?

Main research:
Macroeconomics, Labour Economics
Secondary research: Family Economics, Public Economics
Email: tim_obermeier@ifs.org.uk
Website: sites.google.com/view/timobermeier/home

Fernanda Senra De Moura

Fernanda Senra de Moura
Gender Gaps in Parliament: Access to Public Funds by Legislators in Brazil 


Main research: Applied Microeconomics 
Secondary research: Development and Political Economy 
Email: fernanda.moura.13@ucl.ac.uk
Website: sites.google.com/view/fernandademoura/home

Kate Smith

Kate Smith
Capital Taxation and Entrepreneurship

Main research:
Public Finance
Secondary research: Industrial Organisation, Applied Microeconomics, Entrepreneurship
Email: kate.smith@ifs.org.uk
Website: katesmith.me

Dajana Xhani

Dajana Xhani
Correcting Market Power with Taxation: a Sufficient Statistic Approach

Research Field:
Macroeconomics, Public
Email: dajana.xhani.11@ucl.ac.uk
Webpage: sites.google.com/view/dajanaxhani



2015-16 Candidates
  • Mario Alloza: Economist, Bank of Spain
  • Eleni Aristodemou: Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam
  • Laura Blow: Assistant Professor, University of Surrey
  • Simon Gorlach: Assistant Professor, Bocconi University
  • Ines Helm: Assistant Professor, Stockholm University
  • Eeva Mauring: Assistant Professor, University of Vienna
  • Myra Mohnen: Assistant Professor, University of Essex
  • Sandra Polania-Reyes: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Indiana US
  • Bryony Reich: Kellogg School of Management-Strategy, Northwestern University
  • Alireza Sepahsalari: Assistant Professor, University of Bristol
  • Alexandros Theloudis: Post-doctoral research economist position, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research
  • Lukas Wenner: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Cologne
2016-17 Candidates
  • Arun Advani: Assistant Professor, Warwick University
  • Neele Balke: Assistant Professor, IIES (Stockholm University). 2017-18, Post doc University of Chicag
  • Vittorio Bassi: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Southern California
  • Judith Delaney: Post Doc, Economic and Social Research Institute
  • Barbara Flores Arenas
  • Sanghmitra Gautam: Assistant Professor, Washington University in St Louis
  • Cristina Gualdani: Assistant professor, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Cormac O'Dea: 2017-18 academic year as a Cowles Postdoctoral Associate, Assistant Professor starting 2018, Yale University
  • Sandra Polania-Reyes: Visiting fellow at ND during the 2017-2018, U Javeriana in Colombia.
  • Paul Andres Rodriquez Lesmes: Del Rosario University (Colombia)
  • Wongkot Similan Rujiwattanapong: Assistant Professor, Aarhus University 
  • Federico Tagliati: Economists, Bank of Spain
2017-18 Candidates
  • Teodora Boneva: Associate Professor at the University of Oxford
  • Alan Crawford: Assistant Professor at Carlos III in Madrid
  • Ran Gu: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics at the University of Essex
  • Benjamin Hemingway: Senior Economist at the Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER) of the Bank of Lithuania
  • Thomas Hoe: Assistant Professor at Cornell PAM
  • Davide Melcangi: Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Javier Turen Roman: Assistant Professor of the Economics Department at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
2018-19 Candidates
  • Marta Cardoso Lopes:  European University Institute (PostDoc), Carlos III (Assistant Professor)
  • Julien Combe: Ecole Polytechnique (Assistant Professor)
  • Alejandro Estefan: Notre Dame, South Bend (Assistant Professor)
  • Gavin Kader: Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu (Assistant Professor)
  • Dongwoo Kim: Simon Fraser University (Assistant Professor)
  • Kieran Larkin: St Louis Fed
  • Young Jun Li: Copenhagen (PostDoc)
  • Marleen Marra: Science Po (Assistant Professor)
  • Jeremy McCauley: Bristol (Lecturer)
  • Mateusz Mysliwski: Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen (Assistant Professor)
  • Francesca Parodi: Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin (Assistant Professor)
  • Ravi Somani: DIME, World Bank (PostDoc)
  • Tanya Surovtseva: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Researcher)
2019-20 Candidates
  • Richard Audoly: Assistant Professor, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Javier Brugues: Senior Associate in Charles River Assoiates
  • Ruben Poblete Cazenave: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Judith Delaney: Assistant Professor, University of Bath
  • Carlo Galli: Assistant Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Amir Habibi: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Chanwoo Kim:  Economist, Bank of Korea
  • Rory McGee: Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario
  • Gonzalo Paz-Pardo: Senior Economist at DG Research, European Central Bank
  • Gregor Pfeifer: Assistant Professor, University of Sydney
  • Martin O'Connell: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Peter Spittal: Lecturer, University of Bristol
2020-21 Candidates
  • Jan David Bakker: Assistant Professor, Bocconi University, Milan
  • Michele Giannola: Research Fellow, University of Naples Federico II
  • Alice Kügler:Assistant Professor, Central European University
  • Francesca Salvati: Research Fellow, Bank of Italy
  • Silvia Sarpietro: Assistant Professor, University of Bologna
  • David Zentler-Munro: Lecturer, University of Essex