Graduate Students

Our graduates are well trained in data analysis, micro- and macroeconomic theory, econometrics (both theoretical and applied) as well as fields of specialization of their choice.

Our graduates are highly competent users of Economics and have been successful in a variety of fields from completing a PhD to applied policy work at international organizations to working in an investment bank.

If you are interested in one of our current students please do not hesitate to contact them. You may also contact us to set up a recruitment event.

Raphaëlle Aulagnon's picture Raphaëlle Aulagnon

Msc in Management at ESSEC Business School 

Mitali Banerji's picture Mitali Banerji

Interests: Development Economics, Public Sector Finance

Experience: B.A. Economics and Political Science from NYU Abu Dhabi (cum laude)

Associate at EY-Parthenon’s Education Centre of Excellence, Mumbai; Intern at Abu Dhabi Finance, Abu Dhabi’s General Secretariat to the Executive Council and Pratham Foundation

Skills: Advanced Excel, Advanced Qualtrics, STATA, LaTeX, Basic HTML

English (native) ; Hindi (native) ; French (professional) ; Bengali (fluent)

Iti Bhargava's picture Iti Bhargava

Interests: Development Economics, Behavioral Economics, Mental Well-Being

Experience: Completed B.A (Honors) in Economics from Christ University, India.

Research Associate at J-PAL South Asia on three randomized evaluations in labor markets and the education sector. Project assistant at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras on an environmental economics study. 

Skills: STATA, LaTeX, Python, Lightroom, Excel, ArcGIS

Gretchen Bueermann's picture Gretchen Bueermann

Interests: Development Economics, Impact investing, Economic Consulting.

Experience: B.A. in Economics from Reed College

Analyst at Bloomberg LP (Fixed Income and FX desk), Sales Operations Engineer at Remote Medical International in Nairobi, Kenya & Seattle, WA. Oversaw financial and logistical components of projects with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali and foreign exchange rate conversion for international contracts.

Luis Eduardo Castillo Aguirre's picture Luis Eduardo Castillo Aguirre

Interests: Public Policy, Economic Growth, Political Economy of Development

Experiences: Macroeconomic Modelling analyst at the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. Responsible for macroeconomic forecasts and monetary policy scenario analysis.

RA at the Social Policy, Development and Society Department of the Research Center of Universidad del Pacífico. Research focused on education and corruption in Peru.

B.S. Economics Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru). 

Skills: Advanced Matlab, STATA, Eviews and Microsoft Office.

English, Spanish (native)

Sofia Caycedo's picture Sofia Caycedo

Joint Degree IDE & Master of Environmental Management

Interests: Development economics, environmental economics, public policy, financing for sustainable development

Experience: B.S. (cum laude) University of Amsterdam (major in environmental science, minor in economics)

Research intern at UNDP, Regional Panama Hub (focusing on SDG implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean); Editor-in-chief of the Yale Environment Review; Research assistant: Yale Centre for Business and Environment (renewable energy solutions); Research assistant: University of Amsterdam (clean water access in Bangladesh)

Skills: Matlab, Rstudio, STATA, GIS, editing, writing

Languages: English (native) Dutch (native) Spanish (intermediate) French (beginner) 

Tianyu Fan's picture Tianyu Fan

Experience: BS Economics Peking University, Beijing; Bachelor in Law China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing;

Skills: Matlab, Python, Stata;

Mandarin (Native); English (Fluent);

Interest: Economic Growth, International Trade, International Finance

Xiaoya Gao's picture Xiaoya Gao

Experience: B.S. Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing;

Year abroad at UC Davis; RA at Institute on Poverty Research, Peking University, Beijing; RA at Department of Economics, Renmin University of China; Intern at Academic Cooperation Department, Chongyang Institiue for Financial Studies, Beijing

Interest: Development Economics, Poverty Alleviation, Rural-urban Gap

Skills: Stata, R

Language: Mandarin(native), English(fluent)

Sakshi Hallan's picture Sakshi Hallan

Experience: B.A.(hons) Economics Indraprastha College For Women, Delhi University, recipient of ‘Rewa Dhawan Memorial Scolarship’ 2017 for Best Outstanding student of Department of Economics. 

Policy Research Intern, Nagrika Policy Research, Delhi; Research Intern, Consumers India, New Delhi; Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament(LAMP) Fellow 2017-18 to Mr. Dinesh Trivedi, MP, Parliament of India. 

Interests: Development Economics(Poverty, Health, Education, Inequality), Public Policy research and implementation 

Skills: STATA, R, Microsoft Office, SAS(learning), SPSS(learning), Markdown(learning) 

Lu He's picture Lu He

Experience: BA Global Political Economy Waseda University, Tokyo; University of Hong Kong Exchange Program

Intern at CICC Equity Research and Strategy, Guosen Securities Investment Banking Department and ICBC Risk Control Department & Marketing Department

Skills: Mandarin (Native);English (Fluent); Cantonese (Conversational); Japanese (Fluent, JLPT N1)

Interest: Investment banking; Equity research

Sifan Jiang's picture Sifan Jiang
Masakazu Kumakura's picture Masakazu Kumakura

Interests: Public Policy, Inclusive Growth, Financial Markets

Experiences: Section Chief at Policy Research Institute of the Japanese Ministry of Finance (MOF); National Tax Examiner at Fukuoka Regional Taxation Bureau of the MOF; Economist at Market Finance Division (JGB issuing authority) of the MOF; Analyst at Debt Management Policy Division of the MOF

Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo, Japan

Skills: MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Stata, R (learning)

Languages: English, Japanese (native)

Daham Lee's picture Daham Lee

Interests: Macroeconomics, Financial markets

Experience: BSc Economics, London School of Economics (First Class Honours) Research at World Bank (2 years) specializing in economic forecasting and research on key macroeconomic trends. Assisted in preparation of reports/briefings on Korea’s political/economic developments for senior management.

Skills: Stata, R.

Databases: CEIC, Haver, Bloomberg, Datastream

Jianhong Liu's picture Jianhong Liu

Interests: Development Economics, Public Policy

Experiences: B.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China (semester abroad at University of York, U.K.)

RA at Department of Economics, Renmin University of China; RA at Institute of China’s Economic Reform and Development;

Internships at Deloitte Consulting Co., Ltd(Beijing) & China Merchants Securities(Beijing).

Skills: STATA, R, Microsoft Office Suite

Language: Mandarin (Fluent)

Rene Livas's picture Rene Livas

Interests: International trade, Public Policy

Experience: Research Analyst at the Economic Research Department in Banco de Mexico. Specialized in forecasts for economic activity; estimated impact of trade policy uncertainty over export and investment decisions. Research Assistant at the World Bank (Mexico City office)

BA in Economics (Highest honors) from Universidad Iberoamericana; Certificate in International Management from Stanford University.

Skills: Stata (advanced), EViews, Matlab, R, and LaTeX

Vicky Luo's picture Vicky Luo

Interests: Econometrics, Urban Economics, International Economics

ExperiencesB.A. Economics, New York University

CITIC Securities IBD Intern, Hangzhou, China 

Skills: Python, R Statistics, MS Suite

Anshul Maudar
Bryan McCann's picture Bryan McCann

Interests: Public policy, global development, land economics

Experiences: Management consultant at Oliver Wyman, experience in Finance and Risk, Public Policy, and Retail 

Externship at One Acre Fund in Kenya

Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Hon.) Queen’s University (semester abroad at Singapore Management University); internships at Deloitte and Mars Inc.

Skills: Advanced Excel and PowerPoint, SQL

Prema Narasimhan's picture Prema Narasimhan

Interests: Development Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy, Environmental economics

Experience: B.A (Honours) Economics, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi Research intern in the Telangana Chambers of Commerce, India; studied impact of hike in power tariffs on the industry (special focus on steel, ferro alloy and MSMEs)

Skills: Excel, STATA(learning) and R(learning)

Fluent in English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil

Maxine Ow's picture Maxine Ow

Interests: Real Estate Financing, Infrastructure Financing

Experience: B.S. in Economics (Finance), Minor in Psychology from Duke University, Summa Cum Laude

Summer Analyst in CMBS Originations, J.P. Morgan Investment Bank, New York City

Skills: R, Stata, Python

Fluent in Mandarin (Chinese) and English

Aishwarya Patil's picture Aishwarya Patil

Experience: Tata Capital Financial Services Ltd. - 2 years in Finance and 1 year in the Emerging Leaders Program in Risk & Strategy (Analysis of urban local bodies in India for funding clean technology projects.) 

B.A. in Economics (honors) and Statistics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India 

Skills: Strong analytical and software (R, STATA (learning), Microsoft Office) skills.

Hassan Saad's picture Hassan Saad

Interests: Public Policy, Development Economics, Energy Economics, Econometrics

Experience:  Vassar College: B.A. in Economics and Mathematics (Correlate), Ford Scholar, RA in the Economics Department (Inter-generational impact of a family planning and child healthcare RCT in Bangladesh)

Financial Product Specialist at Morningstar, Inc, Summer Financial Analyst at Insitor Impact Asia Fund; 

Extensive research and analysis of Pakistan’s low-income housing and energy sectors.

Skills: R, STATA, LaTeX and Markdown.

Fluent in English and Urdu.

Navreen Sandhu's picture Navreen Sandhu

Interests: Monetary policy, Financial markets

Experiences: Thematic research analyst at Goldman Sachs - focus on global equity opportunities with exposure to macro trends

BSc Economics (First Class Hon.) from LSE

Skills: Advanced Excel and PowerPoint, STATA

Rituparna Sanyal's picture Rituparna Sanyal

Interests: Global inequality, Social mobility, Poverty alleviation,

Experience: BA (Honours) Economics, University of Delhi

Internships at Centre for Public Policy (IIM Bangalore), Centre for Civil Society, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Samvidh Centre for Educational and Psychological Services

Skills: Microsoft Office, Photoshop, STATA

English, Hindi, Bengali

Koki Sera's picture Koki Sera

Interests: Macroeconomics, Development Economics, International Finance

Experiences: Staff Member at Bank of Japan, experience in Banking supervision, Regional Economist, Statistician for balance of payments, and International Finance.

B.A. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University

Skills: Advanced EXCEL, VBA, R (learning), STATA(learning)

Parshv Shah's picture Parshv Shah

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Yasuka Tateishi's picture Yasuka Tateishi

Interests: Political economy of development, Economic analysis of conflict, Development/humanitarian aid

Experiences: MSc Development Studies from LSE / Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Tokyo (International Relations major) / Undergraduate exchange program at Sciences Po Paris. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Internship at the World Food Programme (WFP), Ghana Country Office in Accra.

Skills: STATA, LaTeX, Adobe Illustrator

Lauguages: English, French (DALF C1), Japanese (native)

Wen Wen Teh's picture Wen Wen Teh

Interests: International Development, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics, Public Policy

Experience: B.S. in Neuroscience with a second major in Economics (General and Departmental Honours) from Johns Hopkins University

Intern at the Centre for Public Policy Studies, Malaysia; Research intern at the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit looking at the cost of injuries in Vietnam; Research assistant at the Motion Analysis Lab at the Kennedy Krieger Institute conducting neuroeconomics experiments

Skills: MATLAB, Stata, Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Malay, working proficiency in French

Yuan Tian's picture Yuan Tian
Past Experiences:BSc Economics from LSE (First Class Honours);Summer intern at JP Morgan Chase & Co (London Office)
Languages: Mandarin, English, Arabic (Elementary level)
Supraja Vadlamani's picture Supraja Vadlamani

Interests: Development Policy, Poverty Alleviation

Experience: B.A. Honors (Summa Cum Laude) Economics, York University, Toronto. Semester abroad at Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Worked as a financial analyst for Cabinet Office, the Government of Ontario facilitating government procurement activities and inter-ministry finances.

Skills: Stata, Excel

Fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu

Bella Yao's picture Bella Yao

Interest: Development Policy, internatioanl Economics, Globalization and Inequality

Experiences: B.A. Economics and International Studies, Unversity of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Assistant of The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development

Research paper on financial openness and ineqality,  institutional quality on bilateral trade

Skills:  Stata, R, Microsoft, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, HTML-CSS

Language: Chinese(native), English(proficient), Spanish(Intermediate), Italian(elemetary)

Dolly Yu's picture Dolly Yu

Interests: Development Economics, Industrial Organizations, Econometrics, Public Policy

Experience: B.S. in Economics and Statistics (Honours) from University of Toronto, Canada.

Assistant to supervisor in Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Internship at Chang’an International Trust Co,. Ltd. Research on price elasticity of demand of cigarettes in different tiers of cities in China.

Skills: STATA, R, Excel

Chinese (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Intermediate), Korean (Elementary)

Hans Zhu's picture Hans Zhu

Interests: Development Economics, Public Policy, Chinese economy

Experience: B.A. in Economics and History from Brandeis (summa cum laude) Senior thesis on China’s transport infrastructure investment and economic growth.

RA at China Renmin University International Monetary Institute: Research on RMB internationalization, local government debt, and monetary policy. RA and TAship at Brandeis University: East Asian history.

Skills: Stata, Excel, Research

English (fluent) ; Chinese (native) ; Japanese (intermediate)