As they prepare for the job market, our PhD students have access to an extensive array of career resources.

Since 2007, our Pichler Initiative on Professional Development has supported student success through workshops, individual coaching, writing seminars and consultations, student and faculty panels, and more. With more than 30 events a year, the Pichler Initiative empowers our students to take charge of their professional development and succeed at the highest levels.

Discover below where some of our most recent graduates are making an impact.

Featured PhD Program Alumni

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Greg Buchak, PhD ’19, JD ’19

Assistant Professor of Finance
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Greg Buchak’s research focuses on issues related to financial technology, financial intermediation, consumer finance, and the interplay between the evolving industrial organization of the financial sector, regulation, and technological progress. He is a graduate of the Joint PhD/JD Program.

Greg Buchak, PhD ’19, JD ’19
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Kaitlin Woolley, PhD ’17

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Kaitlin Woolley studies consumer motivation and decision-making. She seeks to understand the factors affecting consumers’ goal pursuit to help them achieve important outcomes, including eating healthily, exercising, and studying. Her PhD is in behavioral science.

Kaitlin Woolley, PhD ’17
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Christine Cuny, MBA ’13, PhD ’13

Assistant Professor of Accounting
New York University Stern School of Business
Christine Cuny studies the forces that shape the disclosure decisions of US local governments and corporations. She also examines how disclosure affects trading costs in the municipal and corporate bond markets. She earned her PhD in accounting. 

Christine Cuny, MBA ’13, PhD ’13
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Valentin Haddad, PhD ’12

Assistant Professor of Finance
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Valentin Haddad's research focuses on how the decisions of people and financial institutions interact to shape the prices we observe in financial markets. He graduated from the Joint Program in Financial Economics.

Valentin Haddad, PhD ’12
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Jessica Pan, AB ’05, MBA ’10, PhD ’10

Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

Jessica Pan is an empirical labor economist with research interests in gender, education, and immigration. Her recent work examines gender differences in economic and educational outcomes, with a focus on underexplored determinants such as gender norms, social interactions, taste discrimination, behavioral traits, and workplace flexibility. Her PhD is in economics. 

Jessica Pan, AB ’05, MBA ’10, PhD ’10
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Alexi Savov, MBA ’10, PhD ’10

Associate Professor of Finance
New York University Stern School of Business

Alexi Savov has been at NYU Stern since graduating from Booth in 2010 with a PhD in finance. His latest research focuses on the transmission of monetary policy through financial institutions to the broader economy.

Alexi Savov, MBA ’10, PhD ’10
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S. Alex Yang, MBA ’10, PhD ’10

Associate Professor of Management Science and Operations
London Business School

S. Alex Yang’s main research focus is on how operational and financial decisions are coordinated within value chains. His other research interests include fintech, value chain management, and platform economy. His PhD is in management science and operations management.

S. Alex Yang, MBA ’10, PhD ’10

2023 Graduate Placement (Preliminary) 

Our most recent graduates have found jobs in academia, government, and industry across the globe.


  • June Huang, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Kalash Jain, Assistant Professor, Columbia University
  • Sinja Leonelli, Assistant Professor, New York University

Behavioral Science

  • David Munguia Gomez, Assistant Professor, Yale University
  • Alexander Moore, Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Illinois Chicago

Econometrics and Statistics

  • Rui Da, Assistant Professor of Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • Yuexi Wang, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign


  • Will Cassidy, Assistant Professor, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Aditya Chaudhry, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
  • Agustin Hurtado, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
  • Seongjin Park, Assistant Professor, University of New South Wales
  • Yang Su, Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Nish Vats, Assistant Professor, Olin Business School, Washington University

Joint PhD Program in Financial Economics

  • Yusheng Fei, Quantitative Research Analyst, Pacific Investment Management Company
  • Xindi He, Assistant Professor, Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Fulin Li, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

Management Science Operations Management

  • Deniz Akturk, Assistant Professor, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Lisa Hillas, Assistant Professor, University of Auckland
  • Cagla Keceli, Senior Data Scientist, United Airlines
  • Robert Montgomery, Postdoctoral Fellow, The International Rescue Committee
  • Gorkem Unlu, Senior Data Scientist, Senior Operations Research Scientist, Wayfair
  • Alex Zhao, Senior Data Scientist, BCG X
  • Yueyang Zhong, Assistant Professor, London School of Business
  • Zuguang Gao, Assistant Professor, University of California at Irvine


  • Akshina Banerjee, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • Xinyao Kong, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Yuji Winter, Assistant Professor, Duke University

Initial Graduate Employment from 2005 to 2022

Below is a list of the positions our graduating PhD students have accepted in recent years.