UCL Department of Economics


Job Market Candidates

In recent years, our PhD students have obtained posts in leading universities and research centres such as University of Arizona, Carlos III University, Edinburgh University, University of Manchester, NYU Stern School of Business, Pompeu Fabra University, Princeton University, Singapore Management University, Sogang University, Stanford University, Stockholm University, UBC, UCLA, University of British Columbia, University of Chicago, University of Essex, University of Mannheim, University of Oxford, University of Rochester, University of Texas at Austin, University of Wisconsin and Yale.

They have also done very well in policy institutions, such as the Bank of England, EBRD, IFS, McKinsey, RAND Corporation and the World Bank.

2017/18 Job Market candidates

2016/17 Job Market candidates


2016-17 Candidates

Arun Advani

Assistant Professor, Warwick University

Job market paper: Insurance Networks and Endogenous Poverty Traps

Neele Balke

Assistant Professor, IIES (Stockholm University). 2017-18, Post doc University of Chicago

Job market paper: The Employment Cost of Sovereign Default

Vittorio Bassi

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Southern California

Job market paper: Information Frictions in the Labor Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda

Judith Delaney

Post doc, Economic and Social Research Institute

Job Market paper: To Go to College or Not? The Role of Ability, Family Background and Risk

Barbara Flores Arenas

Job market paper: Social interactions among low-income households and female labour force participation

Sanghmitra Gautam

Assistant Professor, Washington University in St Louis.

Job Market paper: Household (Under) Adoption of Sanitation: Externalities and Borrowing Constraints

Cristina Gualdani

Assistant professor, Toulouse School of Economics

Job market paper: An Econometric Model of Network Formation with an Application to Board Interlocks between Firms

Cormac O'Dea

2017-18 academic year as a Cowles Postdoctoral Associate, Assistant Professor starting 2018, Yale University.

Job market paper: Private Pensions and Public Pension Design

Sandra Polania-Reyes

Visiting fellow at ND during the 2017-2018, U Javeriana in Colombia.

Job market paper: Disentangling Social Capital Lab-in-the-Field Evidence on Coordination, Networks and Cooperation

Paul Andres Rodriquez Lesmes

Del Rosario University (Colombia)

Job market paper: On the economic value of preventive care: a life-cycle model perspective

Wongkot Similan Rujiwattanapong

Assistant Professor, Aarhus University 

Job market paper: Long-term Unemployment Dynamics and Unemployment Insurance Extensions

Federico Tagliati

Economists, Bank of Spain.

Job market paper: Welfare Effects of An In-kind Transfer Program: Evidence from Mexico

2015-16 Candidates

Mario Alloza

Economist, Bank of Spain
Job Market Paper: "The Impact of Taxes on Income Mobility"
Supervisors: Morten Ravn, Vincent Sterk, Liam Graham, Raffaella Giacomini

Eleni Aristodemou

Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam
Job Market Paper: "Semiparametric Identification in Panel Data Discrete Response Models"
Supervisors: Andrew Chesher, Adam Rosen, Lars Nesheim

Laura Blow

Assistant Professor, University of Surrey
Job Market Paper: "Nonparametric Analysis of Time-Inconsistent Preferences"

Simon Gorlach

Assistant Professor, Bocconi University
Job Market Paper: "Borrowing Constraints, Migrant Selection, and the Dynamics of Return and Repeat Migration"
Supervisors: Uta Schoenberg, Christian Dustmann

Ines Helm

Assistant Professor, Stockholm University
Job Market Paper: "National Industry Trade Shocks, Local Labor Markets and Agglomeration Spillovers"
Supervisors: Christian Dustmann, Uta Schoenberg, Eric French

Eeva Mauring

Assistant Professor, University of Vienna
Job Market Paper: "Learning from Trades"
Supervisors: Martin Cripps, Jan Eeckhout

Myra Mohnen

Assistant Professor, University of Essex
Job Market Paper: "Stars and Brokers: Peer Effects among Medical Scientists"
Supervisors: Imran Rasul, Uta Schoenber, Antoine Dechezleprete

Sandra Polania-Reyes

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Indiana US
Job Market Paper: "Disentangling Social Capital Lab-in-the-Field Evidence on Coordination, Networks and Cooperation"
Supervisors: Orazio Attanasio, Syngjoo Choi

Bryony Reich

Kellogg School of Management-Strategy , Northwestern University
Job Market Paper: "The Diffusion of Innovations in Social Networks"
Supervisors: Andrew Chesher, Sanjeev Goyal, Alberto Alesina

Alireza Sepahsalari

Assistant Professor, University of Bristol
Job Market Paper: "Financial Frictions and Labour Market Outcomes"
Supervisors: Morten Raven, Jan Eeckhout, Fabien Postel-Vinay

Alexandros Theloudis

Post-doctoral research economist position, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research
Job Market Paper: "Wages and Family Time Allocation"
Supervisors: Richard Blundell, Ian Preston, Eric French, Valerie Lechene

Lukas Wenner

Post-Doctoral Researcher , University of Cologne
Job Market Paper: "Exploiting Biased Beliefs - A Laboratory Investigation"
Supervisors: Steffen Huck, Syngjoo Choi

2014-15 Candidates

Cathy Balfe

Economists, Bank Of England.
Job Market Paper: "Maternity Leave Duration and Female-Male Relative Labour Market Outcomes"
Supervisors: Richard Blundell and Adam Rosen

Anna Bindler

Post-doc position, University of Gothenberg
Job Market Paper: "Still unemployed, what next? Crime and unemployment duration"
Supervisors: Stephen Machin and Magne Mogstad

Thomas Cornelissen

Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University of York
Job Market Paper: "Peer Effects in the Workplace"

Lucie Gadenne

Assistant Professor , University of Warwick
Job Market Paper: "Non-linear commodity taxation in developing countries: theory and an application to India"

Boris Ginzburg

Assistant Professor, University Carlos III.
Job Market Paper: "Collective Learning with Private Values"
Supervisors: V Bhaskar

Jose-Alberto Guerra

Assistant Professor, Universidad del Rosario
Job Market Paper: "Occupational choice, social interactions and heterogeneous beliefs: A Study of Victorian London"
Supervisors: Syngjoo Choi and Aureo de Paula

Christian Krestel

Job Market Paper: "Optimal Stopping With Regret: When to stop if Nature is malevolent"
Supervisors: Martin Cripps and Nikita Roketskiy

Luigi Minale

Assistant Professor, University Carlos III.
Job Market Paper: "Information and Crime Perceptions: Evidence from a Natural Experiment"
Supervisors: Christian Dustmann, Uta Schoenberg and Pedro Carneiro

Nicolas Motz

Assistant Professor, University Carlos III.
Job Market Paper: "How Political Parties Shape Electoral Competition"
Supervisors: Ian Preston and Guy Laroque

Florian Oswald

Assistant Professor, Sciences Po Paris
Job Market Paper: "Regional Shocks, Migration and Homeownership"
Supervisors: Lars Neshiem and Richard Blundell

Michela Tincani

Assistant Professor, University College London
Job Market Paper: "Heterogeneous Peer Effects and Rank Concerns: Theory and Evidence"

2013-14 Candidates

Alex Armand

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Navarra
Job Market Paper, “Who wears the trousers in the family? Intra-household resource control, subjective expectations and human capital investment”
Supervisors: Pedro Carneiro, Valerie Lechene

Italo Garcia

RAND Corporation
Job Market Paper, “Human capital and informality in developing countries: a life-cycle approach”
Supervisors: Orazio Attanasio, Pedro Carneiro.

Yves Gueron

Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Sogang University, Korea.
Job Market Paper, “Failure of Gradualism under Imperfect Monitoring”
Supervisors: Martin Cripps, V. Bhaskar.

Thibaut Lamadon

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Job Market Paper, “Productivity shocks, optimal contracts and Income Dynamics”
Supervisors: Jeremy Lise, Jean-Marc Robin.

Jaime A. Millán Quijano

Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Job Market Paper “Drugs, Guns and Early Motherhood in Colombia”
Supervisors: Orazio Attanasio, Marcos Vera-Hernandez.

Richard Murphy

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University Texas at Austin
Job Market Paper, “Top of the class: the importance of ordinal rank position”
Supervisors: Steve Machin.

Manzur Rashid

Lecturer, School of Management, UCL.
Job Market Paper, “Bertrand competition with costly search”
Supervisors: Martin Cripps, V. Bhaskar.

Anna Raute

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim
Job Market Paper, “Do financial incentives affect fertility – evidence from a reform in maternity leave benefits”
Supervisors: Christian Dustmann, Uta Schoenberg.

Dan Rogger

Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank
Job Market Paper, “The causes and consequences of political interference in bureaucratic implementation: evidence from Nigeria”
Supervisors: Imran Rasul, Orazio Attanasio.

Jan Stuhler

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC3M.
Job Market Paper, “Interpreting trends in intergenerational mobility”
Supervisors: Christian Dustmann, Uta Schoenberg.

Ana Tur-Prats

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UPF.
Job Market Paper, “Family types and intimate-partner violence: a historical perspective”
Supervisors: Marcos Vera Hernandez.

Andreas Uthemann

Research Officer, Centre for Systemic Risk, London School of Economics.
Job Market Paper: "Delay and pre-emption: efficient liquidation of joint investment projects"
Supervisor: Antonio Guarino.

Placement Director: Uta Schoenberg

Administrative Support: Daniella Harper