GRADUATE STUDENT PLACEMENT


NAME
YEAR
DISSERTATION
PLACEMENT

Suzan Odabasi
2019
Essays on Health, Crime, and Economic Development.
Faculty position at a University in Turkey

Bui Chuong
2018
Statistician, University of Alabama, Tuskaloosa

Ping Wang
2018
Asst Prof, Zhongnan U of Economics and Law, China

Minglu Xu
2018
Microfinance and Political Power
Researcher in Big Data Team, China Pay, China

Roshini Brizmohun
2018
Three Shades of Welfare in Applied Economics

Meijuan Wang
2018
Three Essays in Environmental and Development Economics

Rui Chen
2017
International Trade and Economic Development
Post-doc and instructor Auburn University

Filiz Guneysu
2017
Economic and Econometric Evaluation in the Turkish Labor Market.
Faculty at Economics Department, Osmaneli Korkut Ata University

Wei Ge
2016
Assistant Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Zhaohua Zhang
2016
Three Essays on Household Residential Sorting.

Chen Li
2016
Scale Economies in MFIs Abroad and in U.S. Financial Institutions.
Analyst, New-York based company

Ann Rachel Bailey
2016
Women’s Property Rights and Outreach of Microfinance Institutions Targeting Women
Instructor, Auburn University

Ly Nguyen
2016
Post-doc, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida

Muhammet Yunus Sisman
2016
Assistant Professor, Dept of Economics, Dumlupinar University, Turkey

Omer Tadjion
2016
Assistant VP, Risk Modeling Unit, Union Bank, Monterey Park, California

Bretford Griffin
2016
Consumption Choices, Beginning Farmers Credit Constraints and Farm Exit.
Professor of Economics (adjunct) at Hillsborough Community College, FL

Bley Cynthia N’Dede Epse Hourizene
2016
Social and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Economic Implications of EU Regulations on Agricultural Products.

Li Gong
2015
Lecturer of economics, Herzing University, Milwaukee, Wisc

Derrick Robinson
2015
Three Essays on Non-Market Valuation Applications.
Assistant Professor, Jacksonville University

Xinran Liu
2015
Assistant Professor, Qilu University of Technology, China

Frederick Murdoch Quaye
2015
Three Essays in Natural Risks and Environmental Policy Analysis
Post-doctoral position, Farmindale College, New York State University

Yuxi Luo
2015
Three Essays on the Chinese Housing Market: Amenities, Environment, and Policies.

Sheng Li
2015
Three Essays in Natural Risks and Environmental Policy Analysis.
Post-doctoral position, Farmindale College, New York State University

Holcer Chavez
2014
Three Essays in Hedonic Housing Price.

Sezhu Liu
2014
Three Essays in Hedonic Housing Price.

Knar Khachatryan
2013
Managing Microfinance Institutions: Linking Performance with Service and Capital Portfolios. University of Nice, France
Assistant Professor, American University in Yerevan, Armenia

Sooriyakumar Krishnapillai
2012
Assistant Professor, American University of Nigeria

Lei Zhang
2012
Assistant Professor, Dept of Economics, Shandong University, China

Xuan Shen
2012
Financial Derivatives and Commercial Banks’ Performance.
Econometrician, Regions Bank Headquarters, Birmingham.

Jaehyuk Lee
2012
Three Essays on the Impact of Weather on Crop Yields and Their Variability.
Instructor, Georgia Southern University.

Lina Cui
2012
Three Essays in House Foreclosures, Quasi-Experiment Model and Irrigation.

Anabelle Vanroose
2011
The Uneven Development of the Microfinance Sector, ULB Belgium.

Dengjun Zhang
2011
Post-doc, Department of Economics, University of Stavanger, Norway

Aboud Miriam Diaz
2011
What Do International Investors Look For When Investing in Mexican MFIs? , ULB Brussels, Belgium.
commercial bank in Mexico

Natalie James
2010
Scale Economies in MFIs Abroad and Comparable U.S. Financial Institutions.
Instructor at University of Missouri at Rolla, (now Missouri Science and Technology Community College)

Chuannan Men
2010
Private company job in Shanghai, China.

Crystal Lupo
2010
The Role of Portable Sawmill Microenterprise Adoption in Promoting Rural Development and its Application in Small-Scale Forest Management. PhD in Forestry
Initial Placement: lecturer at Auburn University.
lecturer at Auburn University.

Oluwagbemiga Ojumu
2009
The Economics of Water and Land Resource Use. . Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View.

Dongyun Lin
2009
Two Essays in International Banking and Finance.
Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Northern New Mexico College

KaMing Chen
2009
Three Essays In Tourism, Trade, And Economic Growth.
Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong.

Thomas McAdams
2009
Financing Constraints and Microfinance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Economist, Merit Energy Company

Elena Shirokaya
2009
Can credit and savings cooperative help in developing housing finance market for marginal clients?
Financial analyst IKEA, Brussels, Belgium

Vaughn Elliot
2008
Lecturer at Economics Department, AU

Chi Mai Le
2006
Farm Investment and Off-Farm Income – A Study of Farms in Alabama
Commercial Bank in Vietnam

Mostafa Malki
2006
Essays in Applied International Economics
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Brownsville

NAME
YEAR
THESIS
PLACEMENT

Mohammad Sami Samim
2017
NGO entrepreneur, Afghanistan

Mohamed Sebaq
2017
Assistant Lecturer, Suez Canal University, Egypt

Chengyu Si
2016
PhD program in Applied Economics, Auburn University

Chen Li
2016
Scale Economies in MFIs Abroad and in U.S. Financial Institutions.
Analyst, New-York based company

Ann Rachel Bailey
2016
Women’s Property Rights and Outreach of Microfinance Institutions Targeting Women.
Instructor, Auburn University

Jaspreet Aulkah
2011
Portable Sawmills – A Small Scale Microenterprise Development.
PhD student in Applied Economics at Purdue University

Aboud Miriam Diaz
2011
What Do International Investors Look For When Investing in Mexican MFIs?, ULB Brussels, Belgium.
Commercial bank in Mexico

Rose Bashwira
2010
Livelihood strategies supported by Microfinance. ULB, Brussels, Belgium.
PhD student in Kenya.

Thomas McAdams
2009
Financing Constraints and Microfinance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Economist, merit Energy Company

Elena Shirokaya
2009
Can credit and savings cooperative help in developing housing finance market for marginal clients?
Financial analyst IKEA, Brussels, Belgium.

Qianfei Wang
2007
Does Rating Help Microfinance Institutions Raise Funds? A Cross-Country Analysis of the Role of Rating Agency Assessments in Microfinance Industry
Graduate student at Columbia University.

Chi mai Le
2006
Farm Investment and Off-Farm Income – A study of Farms in Alabama.
Commercial bank in Vietnam

STEFANIE CHRISTENSEN FRANCISCO
Stefanie Christensen Francisco is the communications director for Conservation Alabama, a non-profit organization that lobbies the state legislature on behalf of our state’s natural resources. Previously, she worked in national news production at CNN, Politico, and the PBS NewsHour. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in political science and received a master’s degree in rural sociology from Auburn University, where her research focused on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on the Gulf Coast seafood industry. Before joining Conservation Alabama, she served as partnership coordinator at Mobile Baykeeper. Stefanie and her family live in Montgomery.

JENNIE HARGROVE
Jennie Hargrove is a Youth Program Specialist with the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program. In her role, she provides program, volunteer, and professional supports to seven county 4-H programs in south central Iowa. Jennie completed her B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Studies at Iowa State University before completing her M.S. in Rural Sociology at Auburn University. Jennie is a member of the Rural Sociological Association as well as Iowa’s chapter of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

EMILY BLEJWAS
Emily Blejwas directs the Gulf States Health Policy Center in Bayou La Batre, AL. She previously worked in research and community development for the Community Foundation of South Alabama and the Economic & Community Development Institute at Auburn University. She serves as Chair of the Mobile United Health Task Force, as a board member for the Bayou La Batre Chamber of Commerce, and as a volunteer for the Alma Bryant High School Writers Guild. She is the author of three books: The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods, Once You Know This, and Like Nothing Amazing Ever Happened. Emily holds degrees from Auburn University and Kenyon College, and lives in Mobile, AL with her husband and four children.