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 130 graduates in academic, research, and government jobs. Of these, 90 graduates (69%) chose positions at academic institutions and 36 graduates (28%) chose non-academic positions. Of the 90 academic placements, 35 (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, 2018-2023
Academic: Top Depts.
Placements to top economics departments and business schools, 2018-2023
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