Job Market

Questions about placement? Contact our placement officer Robert Townsend or placement administrator Shannon May.

Candidates for 2022-2023

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Placement History

The department plays an active role in assisting graduate students with career placement. In a typical year, every MIT Economics PhD graduate finds a job.

Over the past six years, the department has placed a total of 128 graduates in academic, research, and government jobs. Of these, 90 graduates (72%) chose positions at academic institutions and 38 graduates (27%) chose non-academic positions. Of the 90 academic placements, 34 (39%) were at top-15 US economics departments or top-10 US business schools. The tables below break out these proportions for each cohort and highlight some of our top placements.

All placements, 2017-2022

Year

Academic

Non-Academic

Academic: Top Depts.

2022

68% 32% 33%

2021

82%

18%

44%

2020

66%

34%

26%

2019

67%

33%

43%

2018

73%

27%

56%

2017

78%

21%

33%

6-Year Average

72%

27%

39%


Placements to top economics departments and business schools, 2017-2022

School

Placements

Harvard Business School

5

Northwestern University

2

Harvard University

2

Chicago Booth

4

Princeton University

3

UC Berkeley

1

UC Berkeley-Haas

1

University of Chicago

1

Yale

3

Northwestern Kellog

1

Stanford GSB

2

Wharton

2