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.

Jasmin Baier's picture Jasmin Baier
InterestsWithin Development: Impact Measurement, Education, (digital) Innovation/Technology, Inequality
ExperienceB.Sc. in Socio-Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business; Exchanges:HEC Montreal, Ernest Righetti High School; Global Advancement Program, Austrian Academic Forum for Foreign Policy; Social Entrepreneurship Project in Togo (Aklala Batik); Project Management & Data Visualization, World Data Lab (Research NGO & Start-Up); Intern at OMMAX Digital Consulting; Intern in the department for Supervision Policy, Regulation and European Strategy Division, Austrian National Bank; Intern in the department for Economic Policy, Austrian Representation of the European Commission
Skills: Advanced Microsoft Office, Intermediate Tableau, Intermediate After Effects, Intermediate R
German (native), English (fluent),French (advanced) 
Arianna Blanco's picture Arianna Blanco
Zhuoran Chen's picture Zhuoran Chen
InterestsDevelopment Economics, Infrastructure Investment, Public Finance
ExperienceB.A. in Economics from University of Texas at Austin (cum laude); Internship at the China Development Bank’s Project Appraisal Department I, JIC Trust Co., Ltd. (China) and Unipec America, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Skills: Stata, Microsoft Office
Chinese (native), English (fluent) 
Sanjam Chhabra's picture Sanjam Chhabra
Erdem Dorjkhand
Shwetha Eapen's picture Shwetha Eapen
Yijia Gao's picture Yijia Gao
InterestsSustainable Development, Environmental and Energy Economics, Transportation Development
ExperienceB.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies (Honors) from Oberlin College, Ohio; University of Cambridge Pembroke College Spring Semester Programme; Internships at Deloitte (Risk Advisory), WeWork (Growth Strategy & Operations), and Foresight (Environmental Consulting); RA at Oberlin College and Columbia University; Thesis on home-sharing platforms and local renters from an environmental justice perspective; extensive research on urban transportation development
Skills: Advanced Excel, Python, R, Stata, ArcGIS, LaTeX
English (native), Mandarin Chinese (native), Japanese (Fluent - JLPT N1) 
Valentina Goetz's picture Valentina Goetz
InterestsDevelopment Economics, Inequality
ExperienceB.A. in International Relations from TU Dresden, Germany; Intern at United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Intern at Buehler Group, China
Skills: Stata, LaTex, Excel, R
German (native), English (professional), Russian (conversational) 
Pablo Gordillo Coutino's picture Pablo Gordillo Coutino
InterestsDevelopment Economics, Labor Economics, Impact Evaluation
ExperienceBachelor’s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, Mexico); Short-term consultant at World Bank, Trade and Competitiveness division on research projects about productivity, labor economics, and trade; Research assistant at Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, Mexico).
Skills: Advanced Excel, Stata, LaTex, Basic R
Spanish (native), English (advanced) 
Rhea Gupta's picture Rhea Gupta
Preksha Jain's picture Preksha Jain
InterestsMacroeconomics, Development Economics, Public Policy, Behavioral Economics
B.A. (Honours) Economics from Hans Raj College, University of Delhi;
Associate (Private Equity) at Bain & Company, Gurugram;
Intern at BMR Advisors (now Deloitte), Gurugram;
Intern at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Excel (advanced), Qualtrics (advanced), Alteryx (intermediate), Tableau (intermediate), R (intermediate), Stata (intermediate)
English (native), Hindi (native), French (basic) 
Sambath Jayapregasham's picture Sambath Jayapregasham
InterestsLabor Economics, Economics & Education, Applied Microeconomics, Public Health
ExperienceInternational Exchange Student at University of Nairobi, Kenya; B.A. recipient at Sciences Po, Paris (Europe-Africa Program)
Skills: Basic R, Basic Stata, Basic Python, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, MySQL
English (native)
Sifan Jiang's picture Sifan Jiang
Mark Khalil's picture Mark Khalil
Interests: Behavioral Economics, Healthcare, Cities, Entrepreneurship
Experience: B.S. in Financial Economics, University of Toronto (High distinction); Co-Founder and Co-President of the Behavioural Economics Student Group; Two-time Summer Analyst at Deloitte Canada in Economics Consulting and Infrastructure Advisory; Studied abroad in Hong Kong, Japan, and Melbourne
Skills: Excel (advanced), STATA (proficient), LaTeX
Arabic (native), English (native), French (proficient)
Flying (80+ hours, single engine Cessna), Scuba Diving (40+ dives) 
Scott Kim's picture Scott Kim
InterestsDevelopment Economics
ExperienceB.S. in Business and Political Economy (magna cum laude) from NYU Stern School of Business; Economic Affairs Intern at United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Research Assistant at NYU Stern School of Business; Research Intern at Hudson Institute; Risk Advisory Intern (Financial Services Industry) at Deloitte Hong Kong; Government Affairs Intern at The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
Skills: Python, R, Stata, MATLAB, Advanced Excel, Advanced Word
English (native), Korean (professional) 
Ernest Lim's picture Ernest Lim
Interests: Development Economics, Growth & Macroeconomics, Econometric Theory, Public Policy
Experience: BSc Economics & Statistical Sciences (First Class Honours, with Deans’ Commendation) from University College London; Teaching Intern (GCE A-level Economics) and Planning & Policy Intern at the Singapore’s Ministry of Education; Research & Policy Intern at Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry
Skills: STATA, R, Tableau, Eviews
English (native), Mandarin Chinese (fluent)
Dalton Mattson's picture Dalton Mattson
InterestsDevelopment Economics, Machine Learning, Financial Economics, Public Sector Economics
ExperienceB.A. Economics and Statistics from Gustavus Adolphus College (Summa Cum Laude), Data Analyst Intern for the National Center for Education Statistics, Data Scientist for US Government
Skills: Advanced Python, SQL, Excel, Basic R, Basic HTML, Basic Javascript
Anshul Maudar's picture Anshul Maudar
Interests: Econometrics, Behavioral Economics, Political Economy, Development Economics, Transport Economics, Environmental Economics, Public Sector Economics, Economic History
ExperienceB.S. in Statistics (major), Economics & Mathematics (minors) from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai; Post-Graduate Diploma in Liberal Studies (Young India Fellowship) from Ashoka University; Teaching Assistant at Ashoka University; Axis Bank, National Branch Banking & Marketing Team, Mumbai; Intern at The Hindu Business Line, Mumbai; Worked on cottage industry revival project in rural Bihar, India.
SkillsMicrosoft Excel, R (basic), Stata (learning), MATLAB (learning)
English (fluent), Hindi (native), Marathi (proficient), Punjabi (elementary proficient), Tamil (elementary proficient) 
Vatsal Nahata's picture Vatsal Nahata
InterestsInternational Economics, Macroeconomics, Public Sector Economics, Public Policy
ExperienceB.A. (H) in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi; Research Intern, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India; Intern at the Paytm Payments Banks, worked on Financial Inclusion and Digitalization; Presented paper on “Analysis of Demonetization & Digitalization,” at SIBR conference, Seoul, South Korea; Represented Govt. of India in the G20 Youth Summit, Bejing; Represented India in UN Youth Assembly in New York (2018)
Skills: Stata (learning), Microsoft Excel
Hindi, English, Bengali
Michael Read's picture Michael Read
Interests: Central Banking, Monetary Policy, Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics
ExperienceBachelor’s of Economics (1st Class Honors) from University of Sydney;  Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia (2016 - Present); Economics Tutor at University of Sydney (2015).
Skills: Stata, EViews, R 
Jaya Sambhavi's picture Jaya Sambhavi
Interests: Poverty Alleviation and Public Policy, Development Economics, Decison Theory, International Trade, Monetary Economics.
ExperienceB.A. in Economics from Miranda House, University of Delhi; Intern at Industrial Vertical, NITI Aayog, Government of India, analyzed scope of plastic recycling sector in India as a part of National Material Recycling Policy; Intern at India Ratings and Research Private Linited, analyzed the scope of IPOs in India; Volunteer at Earth Saviours Foundation (NGO based in Haryana, India) for more than 8 years; conducted survey research analyzing problems faced by e-rickshaw drivers in New Delhi.
Skills: MS Office, Tableau, Sharepoint, STATA
Fluent in English(proficient), Hindi(native), German(basic), and Maithili(native)
Shreemayi Samujjwala's picture Shreemayi Samujjwala
Nishka Sharma's picture Nishka Sharma
InterestsEconomic Development, Public Policy Research, Digital Economy, Labor Economics
ExperienceB.Sc. (Research) Economics, Shiv Nadar University; Research intern at the Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India; RA at the Centre for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business. The research focused on the impact of natural resource allocation to firms and tunneling of funds; RA at the Digital Identity Research Initiative, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Co-authored a research paper that focused on the impact of implementation of biometric digital identity in workfare programs. Another co-authored research paper focuses on how tax compliance is affected by the demonetization of high denomination Indian currency notes.
Skills: Stata, MS Office, LaTex, Basic GIS, R (learning), Python (learning)
English (fluent), Hindi (native) 
Brian Shih's picture Brian Shih
InterestsDevelopment Economics, Applied Econometrics, Urban Economics, Labor Economics and Environmental Economics
ExperienceB.A. / B.Ec. (Econometrics, Finance and English literature) from the University of Sydney
Skills: Advanced Excel, Stata, R, EViews, MATLAB
English (native), Mandarin Chinese (native), German (basic) 
Leon Sim's picture Leon Sim
Nithya Srinivasan's picture Nithya Srinivasan
Preetha Srinivasan's picture Preetha Srinivasan
Leo Sun's picture Leo Sun
InterestsDevelopment Economics, Financial Economics, Public Finance
ExperienceBachelor of Commerce in Economics (First Class Honors) from University of Sydney;  Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) 2018 Undergraduate Award; Summer exchange at Chinese University of Hong Kong and London School of Economics (LSE); Part-time assistant at Bain & Company, Shanghai; Equity Research Intern at Guotai Junan Securities, Shanghai; Wealth Management Intern at Haitong Securities, Shanghai.
Skills: Advanced Excel and VBA, Stata, MATLAB, Python (learning)
English (proficient), Mandarin Chinese (native) 
Shambhavi Tiwari's picture Shambhavi Tiwari
InterestsDevelopment, Behavioral- and Neuro Economics, Family Economics, Political Economy
ExperienceB.A. Economics-Mathematics, Columbia University (departmental honors in Economics), Senior thesis: Over-optimism and Confidence on the savings of agricultural community of Uttar Pradesh; Research Fellow, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University; Research Assistant, ACT Lab Dr. Sheena Sethi Iyengar, Columbia Business School, (social psychology and behavioral economics); Research Intern, International Organization for Migration, Dhaka (migration crises in Bangladesh and neighboring countries)
Skills: Stata, R, LaTex
English (native), Hindi (native), French (advanced), Arabic (intermediate) 
Astha Vohra's picture Astha Vohra
InterestsDevelopment Economics, Econometrics, Political Economy, Art and Art History
ExperienceB. A. Economics (Honors) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi; Process Developer at Genpact’s Analytics Department in Gurugram, India.
Skills: Tableau, R, SAS Analytics, SAS Base Programmer, Advanced Excel and VBA
English (native), Hindi (native) 
Jiewen Xiao's picture Jiewen Xiao
Dalton Zhang's picture Dalton Zhang
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)