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.

Soha Ahmed's picture Soha Ahmed

Interests: Development, Trade, Monetary Policy, Labor Migration, Gender & Economics,

Experience: RA for Kimberly Clausing; Research intern at Mercy Corps, RA for Todd Pugatch, Tutor for intro economics + econometrics at Reed College

Skills: Beginner Stata, R, Proficient Spanish, Conversational Urdu

Manvi Beniwal's picture Manvi Beniwal

Interests: Financial Economics, Development Economics

Experience: Internship at WTO

Skills: B.A. Economics & Statistics

Nicole Cao's picture Nicole Cao

Interests: Development, International Labor Economics, Environment, Gender, Race, and Inequality

Ruoyu Chen's picture Ruoyu Chen
Annie Chen's picture Annie Chen


  • M.A. IDE Yale University (2020-2021)
  • B.A. (Hons) Economics - University of California, Berkeley (2016=2020)

Professional Experience

  • Research Intern - Berkeley Economic Advising and Research (2018-2020)
  • Consulting Intern - McKinsey & Co. (2018 Summer)
  • Undergraduate Student Instructor - UC Berkeley Econ 2 with David and Christina Romer (2020 Spring)


  • Inequality and education attainment, development economics, impact investing

Technical Skills:

  • Stata, R, Python, SQL
Xi Chen's picture Xi Chen


  • M.A. IDE - Yale University
  • B.S. (Highest Honors) Managerial Economics - University of California, Davis

Professional Experience:

  • Intern at Nio Capital
  • Intern at Sailing Capital
  • Summer Analyst at Gobi Partners
  • Research Analyst at The Forever Nature Capital Foundation


  • Python, C/C++, MATLAB, R, Stata, LaTeX
Pushyami Chilakapati
Chloe Chong's picture Chloe Chong
Nusrat Chowdhury's picture Nusrat Chowdhury
Harriet Cross's picture Harriet Cross
Nadeem Demian's picture Nadeem Demian

Education: Yale University M.A. IDE (2020-2022), Yale School of the Environment M.S. Environmental Management (2020-2022), Princeton Unviersity B.A. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2015-2019)

Professional Experience: Studying the ecology of agricultural systems in rural Kenya (Mpala Research Centre), working on local conservation projects in New Jersey (D&R Greenway Land Trust), and facilitating a number of environmental justice initiatives (D&R Greenway Land Trust, Heartwood Podcast)

Interests: Climate finance, sustainable development, agricultural development, and mitigation banking.

Skills: R, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office 

Erdem Dorjkhand's picture Erdem Dorjkhand


  • M.A. IDE - Yale University (2020 - 2021)
  • B.A. (Hons) Economics - University of Cambridge (2017 - 2020)

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant - Economic Growth Center
  • Research Intern - Institute of Economic Affairs (2019)
  • Part-time Consultant - Blue Tap (2019)
  • Spring Intern - Jefferies Group (2019)

Technical Skills:     

       C, Python, SQL, Stata, Eviews, Latex

Rachel Dweikat's picture Rachel Dweikat
Beatriz Garcia Nunes's picture Beatriz Garcia Nunes


  • M.A. IDE Yale University (2020 - 2021)
  • B.Sc. Economics - University of São Paulo (2015 - 2019)

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant for Prof. Tony Smith (current)
  • Economic research intership at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (2018 - 2019)
  • Corporate Internship in the credit pricing area at Itaú Unibanco (2017) 

Personal Skills:

  • Languages: Portuguese (native); English (fluent); Spanish (fluent); French (intermediate)
  • Technical: Stata, R, Python, SAS, E-views, Microsoft Office
Darshna Jadhav's picture Darshna Jadhav

Interests: Public Policy and Development, Economics & Labor Economics

Experience: Co-authored a research paper on, ‘Projection of Sea Level Rise by the year 2100 at the Indian Coastline and its implication’ under the guidance of Ms. Anupriya Aggarwal.

Skills: B.A. in Economics

Aishwarya Kuruttukulam's picture Aishwarya Kuruttukulam

Interests: Development Finance, Impact Investing, Development Consulting, Policy, Data, Climate Change, Gender

Experience: Development, Public Sector Consulting, Venture Capital-Impact Responsible Investing

Skills: Data Analysis for Social Scientists (R), designing and running randomized control trials

Manasi Kutwal's picture Manasi Kutwal

Interests: Policy Analysis, South Asian Development, Rural Development

Manojna Lanka
Anjana Nair's picture Anjana Nair

Interests: International Trade, Political Economy

Experience: Research Assistant at LSU Economics and Policy Research Group

Meng Qiao's picture Meng Qiao

Interests: Labor Economics, Cultural Economics, Interdisciplinary Studies of Economics, Psychology & Sociology

Experience: China Life Company Credit Appraisal Internship, Head of Dance Troupe in LHR, RUC

Skills: Research, Photography, Dancing

Manasi Rao's picture Manasi Rao

Interests:  Political Economy of Development

Experience: two years of research assistantships: one year of fieldwork, one year of datawork

Skills: Stata, R, ArcGIS, QGIS, Research

Shereein Saraf's picture Shereein Saraf

Interests: Development Economics, Labor, Gender, Social Norms

Experience: Jr. Research Consultant at U.N. Capital Development Fund, Advocacy Intern at Price Waterhouse Coopers

Skills: BA (Hons.) Economics, Shri Ram College of Commerce

Leon Sim's picture Leon Sim
Tsutomu Tatsuno's picture Tsutomu Tatsuno


Yale University M.A. IDE, University of Tokyo B.A. Economics

Professional Experience

Monitoring international capital flows, assessing financial stability, making macroeconomic projections


Modern swordsmanship

Tam Trinh's picture Tam Trinh

US-UK Fulbright Lloyd scholar with extensive experience in the UK Civil Service and Big-4 Consulting. I am skilled in Economics and Policy and I’m currently working on advancing my economics and analytical skills through my IDE Master at Yale.  

Education: Yale University M.A. IDELSE B.Sc. Economics  

Professional Experience:

  • Research Assistant for Prof. Chris Urdy, Ghana Panel Survey  (current)
  • Senior Policy & Economics Advisor, HM Treasury’s  Strategic Projects
  • Economist & Fiscal Policy Consultant, PwC
  • Project manager, secondment to Ministry of Labor, Saudi Arabia
  • Management Consultant, PwC People & Organisation

Interests: Labor market economics, impact of technology / trade shocks, development

Skills: Excel, Stata, policy drafting, stakeholder management, project management

Simeng Wang's picture Simeng Wang
Jiewen Xiao's picture Jiewen Xiao
Kevin Yin's picture Kevin Yin