PhD Fellowship Alumni

A full listing of alumni from the Mercatus PhD Fellowship with their initial positions and institutions following graduation.

Class of 2019

Fernando Arteaga
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Bryan Cutsinger
Assistant Professor of Economics; Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Director
Angelo State University; Free Market Institute

Dylan Dellisanti
Lecturer; Adjunct Professor
DC Central Detention Facility through Georgetown University’s Prison Scholars Program; NOVA Community College

August Hardy
Assistant Professor
Sweet Briar College

Daniel Kling
Visiting Professor of Economics
St. Nobert College

Linan Peng
Postdoctoral Fellow
Texas Tech University/Free Market Institute

Ennio Piano
Assistant Professor of Economics
Middle Tennesee State University/Political Economy Research Institute

Garrett Wood
Assistant Professor of Economics
Virginia Wesleyan University

 

Class of 2018

Colin Doran
Senior Consultant
Regulatory Economics Group, LLC

Eric Hammer
Assistant Professor of Economics
Hamline University

Colin Harris
Tomson Family Assistant Professor of Law and Economics
St. Olaf College

Cameron Harwick
Assistant Professor of Economics
The College at Brockport, State University of New York

David Lucas
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Syracuse University; Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society

Raymond Niles
Assistant Professor
DePauw University

Joshua Pierson
Attorney
Cooper & Kirk PLLC

Paola Suarez
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
SUNY Purchase College

 

Class of 2017

Joy Buchanan
Assistant Professor of Economics
Samford University

Scott Burns
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics
Ursinus College

Rosolino Candela
Postdoctoral Research Associate; Lecturer of Economics
Brown University

Trey Carson
Visiting Assistant Professor in Economics
Hampden-Sydney College

Alexander Cartwright
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ferris State University

James Caton
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise; North Dakota State University

Anna Faria
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Caleb Fuller
Assistant Professor of Economics
Grove City College

Julia Norgaard
Assistant Professor of Economics
Pepperdine University

Sarah Oh
Research Fellow
Technology Policy Institute

Megan Teague
Assistant Professor of Economics
West Chester University

Jessi Troyan
Development Director
Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy

Meg Tuszynski
Research Assistant Professor
O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University

Joshua Wojnilower
Research Assistant
IMF

 

Class of 2016

Ginny Choi
Assistant Professor of Economics
Saint Vincent College

Patrick Newman
Assistant Professor of Economics; Fellow
Florida Southern University; Center for Free Enterprise

Rutger van Bergrem
Chief Scientist
B2B Liquidity Network

Vipin Veetil
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Paris

 

Class of 2015

Nick Bormann
Financial Consultant
AXA Advisors, LLC

Robert Cavender
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Gettysburg College

Laura Grube
Assistant Professor of Economics
Beloit College

Abigail Hall Blanco
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Tampa

Lotta Moberg
Macroeconomic Analyst
William Blair & Company

Kyle O'Donnell
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economcs
James Madison University

Liya Palagashvili
Assistant Professor of Economics
SUNY Purchase College; NYU School of Law

Jake Russ
Visiting Assistant Professor
Florida Gulf Coast University

Solomon Stein
Senior Fellow
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Vlad Tarko
Assistant Professor of Economics
Dickinson College

 

Class of 2014

Zac Gochenour
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Western Carolina University

David Hebert
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ferris State University

Olga Nicoara
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Denison University

Alexander Salter
Assistant Professor of Economics
Berry College

 

Class of 2013

Charity-Joy Acchiardo
Assistant Professor
Transylvania University

Simon Bilo
Assistant Professor
Allegheny College

Thomas Duncan
Assistant Professor of Economics
Radford University

Jesse Gastelle
Visiting Assistant Professor
Purchase College

Arielle John
Assistant Professor of Economics
Beloit College

Ryan Langrill
Postdoctoral Fellow
Emory University

Jayme Lemke
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Brown University

Shruti Rajagopalan
Assistant Professor of Economics
Purchase College, State University of New York

Dima Yazji Shamoun
Assistant Professor of Economics
Southwestern University

 

Class of 2012

Jared Barton
Associate Professor of Economics
California State University Channel Islands

Nicholas Curott
Assistant Professor of Economics
SUNY Delhi

Brian Hollar
Associate Professor of Economics
Marymount University

Emilia Istrate
Director of Research and Outreach
National Association of Counties

William Luther
Assistant Professor of Economics
Kenyon College

Sophia Pan
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University

Nicholas Snow
Senior Lecturer
The Ohio State University

 

Class of 2011

Jason Aimone
Assistant Professor of Economics
Baylor University

Jason Arentz
Adjunct Professor of Economics and Supply Chain Management
University of Arkansas

Michael Clark
Associate Professor of Economics
Hillsdale College

Alexander Fink
Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Planck Institute of Economics-Jena

Li Hao
Assistant Professor of Economics
Sam M. Walton College of Business

Thomas Hogan
Assistant Professor of Economics
West Texas A&M University

Petrik Runst
Visiting Assistant Professor
St. Lawrence University

Triyakshana Seshadri
Visiting Assistant Professor
Denison University

Daniel Smith
Assistant Professor of Economics
Troy University

 

Class of 2010

Syed Ali Hasanain
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Lahore University of Management Servcies

Erik Kimbrough
Associate Professor of Economics
Maastricht University

Geoffrey Lea
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois-Springfield

David Skarbek
Searle Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science
Duke University

Tyler Watts
Instructor of Economics
Ball State University

 

Class of 2009

Jennifer Dirmeyer
Assistant Professor of Economics
Hampden-Sydney College

William Gavin Ekins
Research Economist
Center for Neuropolicy

Joshua Hill
Assistant Business Professor
American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

Jeremy Horpedahl
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
St Lawrence University

Adam Martin
Postdoctoral Fellow
New York University

Emily Skarbek
Assistant Professor of Economics
San Jose State University

Michael Thomas
Researcher
Utah State University

Diana Thomas
Associate Professor of Economics
Utah State University

 

Class of 2008

Daniel D'Amico
Assistant Professor of Economics
Loyola University

 

Class of 2007

Diego Aycinena
Assistant Professor
Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Thomas Durant
Adjunct Professor
New York University

Anthony Evans
Affiliate Professor
ESCP  Europe Business School

Nikolai Wenzel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Florida Gulf Coast University

 

Class of 2006

Francisco Aparicio
Professor and Researcher
Center for Economic Research and Education (CIDE)/Division of Political Studies

Anne Bradley
Economic Analyst
Central Intelligence Agency

Stephen Miller
Associate Professor of Economics
Western Carolina University

Ryan Oprea
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Class of 2005

Bridget Butkevich
Analyst
State Department

Christopher Coyne
Assistant Professor of Economics
Hampden-Sydney College

Stephen Daley
Director of Market Based Management
Koch Industries, Inc.

Peter Leeson
Assistant Professor of Economics
West Virginia University

Erik Tallroth
Consultant
McKinsey & Company

 

Class of 2004

Scott Beaulier
Assistant Professor of Economics
Mercer University

Juan Pablo Couyoumdjian Nettle
Faculty
Universidad del Desarrollo/Department of Economics

Michael Giberson
Economist
Potomac Economics

Adolfo Laurenti
Senior Economist
LaSalle Bank

David Mitchell
Visiting Professor of Economics
St Mary's College of California

Christine Polek
Senior Associate
The Brattle Group

 

Class of 2003

Eric Crampton
Lecturer
University of Canterbury

Nadine Jeserich
Research Fellow
Hudson Institute

Benjamin Powell
Associate Professor of Economics
San Jose State University

Virgil Storr
Chief Information Officer
TSD Communications

John Subrick
Research Associate
University of Maryland

 

Class of 2002

Jonathan Klick
Assistant Professor
Florida State University

Maria Paganelli
Visiting Assistant Professor
Yeshiva University

Gary Shiffman
Professor
Greenberg Taurig, LLP

Dean Stansel
Assistant Professor of Economics
Florida Gulf Coast University

Edward Stringham
Associate Professor of Economics
San Jose State University

 

Class of 2001

Sahar Akhtar
Postdoctoral Fellow
Brown University

Catherine Gilanshah
Economist
Enterprise Development International

Joseph Johnson
Adjunct Research Fellow
U.S. Census Bureau/Office of Economic Research

Dmytro Kulchitsky
Associate Professor
American University of Kuwait

Alan Lockard
Lecturer
James Madison University

James (Brian) O'Roark
Professor of Economics and Legal Studies
Robert Morris University/Dept. of Finance and Economics

Nicola Tynan
Associate Professor of Economics
Dickinson College

 

Class of 2000

John Bradbury
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
North Georgia College & State Universoty

Daniel Mitchell
Senior Fellow
The Heritage Foundation

Brian Simpson
Professor
National University/Department of Finance and Economics

 

Class of 1999

Gail Heffernan
Economics Instructor
Florida Institute of Technology

John Tottie
Associate, M&A
Deutsche Bank

 

Class of 1997

T. David Burns
M.S. Information and Computing Science
University of Hawaii, Manoa/International Pacific Research Center

Edward Lopez
Professor of Economics
University of North Texas

Anthony Santelli
Chief Financial Officer
Aladdin Separation Technologies, Inc.

Gary Moon-Cheung Shiu
Editorial Writer
Apply Daily Hong Kong

 

Class of 1996

Keith Jakee
Visiting Research Scholar
City University of Stockholm

Wayne Leighton
Senior Advisor
Federal Communications Commission

Ian Runge
Founder
Runge Pincock Minarco

 

Class of 1995

Pamela Shumway

Wayne Winegarden
Economist
National Association of Federal Credit Unions

 

Class of 1994

Lee Coppock
Professor of Economics
Hillsdale College

Ralph Rector
Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager
Heritage Foundation

Alexander Tabarrok
Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics; Associate Professor
George Mason University/Department of Economics

Zenon Zygmont
Assistant Professor of Economics
Western Oregon University

 

Class of 1993

Howard Baetjer
Lecturer
Towson University/Department of Economics

Emily Chamlee-Wright
Professor of Economics
Beloit College

Michael McDonald
Economist
Capital Economics

Nimai Mehta
Faculty
University of the Philippines

Gary O'Callaghan
IMF

Mark Perry
Professor of Finance and Business Economics
University of Michigan, Flint/Dept. of Economics

Daniel Sutter
Associate Professor of Economics
University of Oklahoma

 

Class of 1992

Tony Caporale
Professor of Economics and Finance
University of Dayton/School of Business

Fred Foldvary
Lecturer
Santa Clara University

Kurt Schuler
Consultant

 

Class of 1991

Michael Becker
Attorney
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Shigeto Naka
Faculty
Hiroshima City University, Japan

 

Class of 1990

Steven Horwitz
Assistant Professor and Dana Fellow
St Lawrence University

Frederick Oerther
Assistant Professor of Economics
Greensboro College

 

Class of 1989

Peter Boettke
Assistant Professor of Economics
New York University

Karen Palasek
Assistant Professor of Economics
Tuskegee University

David Prychitko
Assistant Professor of Economics
SUNY-Oswego

 

Class of 1988

Jerry Ellig
Research Director
CSE Foundation

 

Class of 1987

Wayne Brough
Economist
Legal Services Corporation

Arthur Fleisher
Assistant Professor
Metropolitan State University of Denver/Dept. of Economics

Deborah Walker
Associate Professor of Economics
Loyola University

 

Class of 1986

Roy Cordato
Senior Economist
The Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation

Wayne Gable
Managing Director of Federal Affairs
Koch Industries, Inc.

Brian Goff
Assistant Professor
Western Kentucky University

Graeme Littler
Editor; Research Fellow
Central Bank Watch; Mises Institute