Career Placement

Wharton prepares you to become an academic leader. Our PhD graduates have gone on to excel at leading academic institutions, research centers, and enterprises around the globe.

Working with Wharton’s faculty, you are trained in the practices of rigorous research. You learn how to frame questions from a multi-disciplinary perspective through exposure to the broadest range of business knowledge. This breadth and depth of thinking yields new ideas, and scholars who break new ground in their selected area of research.

You leave Wharton ready to contribute meaningfully to your field, typically having published with your faculty mentors prior to graduation. Most Wharton doctoral graduates take positions at leading academic institutions, and many alumni continue working with their Wharton mentors and colleagues, returning to Wharton for conferences and colloquia throughout their careers.

Student Placements

Here’s a list of placements, by program and year of graduation, over the past 10 years:

Applied Economics

2022

Brattle Group
University of Wisconsin Business,  Post Doc at Treasury
Brattle Group
Cornerstone Research
Rutgers Business School
Cornerstone Research

2021

OECD
Federal Reserve Board
NYU, Postdoc and Hong Kong University
Princeton, Postdoc

2020

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Texas, Austin
Bank of Canada
NBER, Postdoc

2019

Stanford University
Cornerstone
The Vanguard Group

2018

Michigan State
Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Post-doc at Chicago Booth)
London School of Economics

2017

Cornell University
Microsoft Research
NERA Economic Consulting
University of Colorado, Boulder

2016

Econ One
Harvard Business School
National Taiwan University
Nuna Health
Toulouse School of Economics
University of California, Merced

2015

Baruch College
Clemson University
Northwestern University
Putnam Investments
Research Affiliates

2014

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Duke University
Indiana University
University of Delaware
University of Wisconsin, Madison

2013

Berkeley Research Group
University of Michigan
U.S. Treasury Department
Sungkyunkwan University, SKK GSB

Note: The Applied Economics program was created in Fall 2008 and, therefore, has placed students beginning 2013.

Finance

2019

London Business School
BI Norwegian Business School
University of Hong Kong
Peking University

2018

Carnegie Mellon University
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Peking University
Cornerstone Research
Southern Methodist University
Cornell University

2017

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
Tulane University, Freeman School of Business
Citadel
AQR Capital Management

2016

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2015

Boston College
Cornell University
Federal Reserve Board
Michigan State University
Ohio State University
University of Houston

2014

Google
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Delaware
University of Minnesota
University of Oxford

2013

Google
University of Delaware

2012

Mingshi Investment Management
Peking University
Southern Methodist University

2011

Carnegie Mellon University
University of British Columbia
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Rochester
University of Wisconsin, Madison

2010

Cornell University
Getulio Vargas Foundation
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Southern Methodist University
University of Southern California

2009

New York University
University of Florida

2008

Cornerstone Research
KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
University of Iowa
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2007

Aalto University School of Economics
University of California, San Diego

2006

Federal Reserve Board

Health Care Management & Economics

2018

Charles River Associates
Baylor University
Cornell University Medical Campus (Weill)
University of Miami
USAID
Emory University
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

2017

Harvard Business School
New York University
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center
Analysis Group

2016

University of Virginia
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
RAND Corporation
University of Pittsburgh
Analysis Group

2015

Indiana University Bloomington
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
US Department of Health and Human Services

2014

Asian Development Bank
RAND Corporation

2013

RAND Corporation

2011

Cornell Medical School
RAND Corporation
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Urban Institute

2010

RAND-UCLA (Joint Post-Doc)
San Diego State University
Temple University, Fox Business School

2009

Columbia University
Peking University
Urban Institute
US Army Medical Department Telehealth Office

2008

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

2007

Massachusetts General Hospital

2006

University of Missouri
University of Porto, Faculty of Economics

Management

2019

Bocconi University
Ohio State University
University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
Rice University
New York University, Stern School of Business
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2017

George Washington University
University of Texas, Austin

2016

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sungkyunkwan University

2015

Cornell University
Stanford University

2014

University of Texas, Austin
University of Wisconsin, Madison

2013

IESE Business School, Barcelona Campus
University of LUISS (Rome)

2012

INSEAD
Purdue University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Texas, Austin

2011

George Washington University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Washington, Bothell

2010

Georgia State University
Moscow School of Management, SKLOKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies
Nanyang Business School
Rutgers University

2009

George Washington University
Harvard University
INSEAD
University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
University of Minnesota, Carlson School
Washington University, St. Louis

2008

New York University
University of Hartford

2007

Instituto De Empresa
University of Michigan

2006

Brigham Young University
Florida International University
National University of Singapore
New York Department of Economics
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Statistics

2019

University of Florida
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Rutgers University

2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Voleon Group

2017

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
Emory University
Rutgers University
Citadel
Air Liquide

2016

INSEAD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
University of Vienna
DV01

2015

CLVmetrics
IBM
Stanford University

2014

Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Queens College
Rice University
Walmart Labs

2013

Columbia University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Yahoo Labs

2012

The Climate Corporation
Credit Suisse
Rutgers University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2011

Krossover Intelligence
Stanford University

2010

Northwestern University
US Census Bureau

2009

Harvard University
Princeton University
University of Pennsylvania

2008

London School of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007

Colombia University, Earth Institute (Post-Doc)

2006

Yale University