Job Placements

The ICES doctoral program is relatively small, and our students receive dedicated focus and assistance with placement in positions that match their skills and research. Our doctoral students have received offers in leading universities, research centers, government, and businesses around the world.

2020-2021 Placements

  • Moumita Roy: Assistant Professor, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, India
    Advisor: Daniel Houser
  • Jian Song: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Economic Science Institute, Chapman University
    Advisor: Daniel Houser
  • Jianxin Wang: Associate Professor, Business School, Central South University, China
    Advisor: Daniel Houser



  • Elif Demiral: Tenure track assistant professor of economics, Austin Peay State University
    Advisor: Johanna Mollerstrom
  • Lina Diaz: Behavioral Economics Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank
    Advisor: Daniel Houser
  • Arthur Dolgopolov: Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute
    Advisor: Cesar Martinelli
  • Weiwei Zheng: Tenure track assistant professor, Center for Economic, Finance and Management Studies at Hunan University
    Advisor: Cesar Martinelli


  • Weiwei Tasch: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Philosophy, Politics, & Economics University of Pennsylvania
    Advisor: Daniel Houser


  • Shuwen Li: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Advisor: Daniel Houser
  • David Powers: Economist, United States Census Bureau
    Advisor: Daniel Houser


  • Joy Buchanan: Assistant Professor, Brock School of Business, Samford University
    Advisor: Daniel Houser
  • Mikhail Freer: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Co-advisers: Marco Castillo and César Martinelli


  • Seung (Ginny) Choi: Assistant Professor, McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government, Saint Vincent College
    Co-advisors: Daniel Houser and Virgil Storr
  • Chenna Reddy Cotla: Research Associate, J.P. Morgan Chase Institute
    Co-advisors: Robert Axtell and Ragan Petrie
  • Siyu Wang: Behavioral Economist, Global Data, Insights, and Analytics, Ford Motor Company
    Advisor: Daniel Houser


  • Ahrash Dianat: Postdoctoral Scholar in Economics, Social Science Experimental Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2015 – 2017); Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Economics, University of Essex, United Kingdom
    Advisor: Marco Castillo
  • Peter Twieg: Data Scientist, Morning Consult
    Advisor: Kevin McCabe


  • Luigi Butera: Dan Searle Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Chicago (2014-)
    Co-advisors: Daniel Houser and Marie Claire Villeval
  • Jingnan Chen: Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Department of Economics, University of Exeter Business School, United Kingdom
    Advisor: Daniel Houser


  • Rong Rong: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Weber State University
    Advisor: Daniel Houser


  • Jared Barton: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, California State University, Channel Islands
    Co-advisors: Marco Castillo and Ragan Petrie
  • Xiaofei Pan: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, Harvard University (2012-2014); Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Sewanee: The University of the South
    Advisor: Daniel Houser
  • Brian Hollar: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Marymount University
    Advisor: Daniel Houser


  • Li Hao: Assistant Professor, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
    Advisor: Daniel Houser
  • Jason Aimone: Post-Doctoral Associate, Carilion Research Institute, Virginia Tech (2011-2013); Assistant Professor, Faculty, Department of Economics, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University
    Advisor: Daniel Houser
  • Tianwen Chen: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory, Stanford University (2011-)
    Advisor: Daniel Houser


  • David Chavanne: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Middlebury College
    Advisor: Kevin McCabe
  • Angelina Christie: Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
    Advisor: Vernon Smith
  • Gavin Ekins: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Center for Neuropolicy, Emory University (2010-2012); Research Economist, Tax Foundation
    Advisor: Kevin McCabe
  • Ali Hasanain: Assistant Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan
    Advisor: Daniel Houser
  • Erik Kimbrough: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Maastricht University (2010-2011), Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University
    Advisor: Vernon Smith


  • Shengle Lin: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Economic Science Institute, Chapman University (2009-2010); Assistant Professor, Finance Department, San Francisco State University, Advisor: Vernon Smith
  • Dorina Tila: Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of New York Tirana, Albania


  • Stephen Saletta: Senior Program Analyst, US Department of Defense, Advisor: Kevin McCabe


  • Ryan Oprea: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, Advisor: Vernon Smith
  • Erte Xiao: PPE Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (2006-2008); Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Decision Science, Carnegie Mellon University (2008-2014); Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University (2014-2018), Advisor: Daniel Houser