Celebrating Our Graduates

May 20, 2024

Yale Economics PhD students hiking in the Adirondack Mountains, 2023. Photo courtesy Alvaro Cox Lescano.

Today we congratulate Yale graduates at different levels, who are moving on to the next steps in their lives and careers: our graduating economics PhD students; the 33 International and Development Economics (IDE) Masters students who are moving on to PhD programs and research and policy jobs; our departing postgraduate associates who have helped enable a wide array of EGC research; and the graduating seniors in the EGC network, including  interns who have contributed to many areas of our work, and the founding members of the Salus Populi Foundation, the student-run club focused on international development that EGC sponsors. 

We also mark the end of a busy academic year – one that saw the first flexible pilot funding grants given out under the EGC Incubation Fund, the continuation of the Kuznets Visitors Program now in its second year, and conferences and events covering subjects from gender to markets to climate to agriculture to economic history.

I invite you to meet our students in an article we have prepared to honor their achievements. We wish them the very best, and thank them for their contributions to the development community at Yale.

Rohini Pande 
Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics
Director, Economic Growth Center

2024 Yale Economics PhDs in Development & Trade

Alvaro Cox Lescano will join the University Carlos III of Madrid as an Assistant Professor after a year’s postdoc; Mirco Dinelli will join St. John Fisher University in Rochester, NY as an Assistant Professor; Rodrigo Guerrero will join Analysis Group as an Associate in their Chicago office; Nghiem Huynh will join the Department of Economics at the University of Oklahoma as an Assistant Professor; Ryungha Oh will join the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as an Assistant Professor; Bernardo Ribeiro will join the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) in Rome as an Assistant Professor in 2025; Siu Yuat Wong will enter a postdoctoral research position at Stanford University; Wei Xiang will join the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor after a postdoc; and Qianyao Ye will join Xiamen University as an Assistant Professor. Five of our graduating PhD students were recipients of the EGC-SYLFF fellowships.

The IDE Class of 2024

This year’s graduates of the International and Development Economics Master’s program will go on to the PhD programs at University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin, Madison; fellowships at UPenn’s Wharton School; and a range of policy jobs.

EGC Postgraduate Associates

Hema Balarama will begin a PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics, Viyaleta Farysheuskaya is planning to apply her research skills to shape policies in the development area, and Gariyasi Garg will, among other engagements, continue her work with the Inclusion Economics initiative in Bihar, India. 

Yale College Class of 2024

We also celebrate the achievements of Yale undergraduates who studied international development – particularly those who worked with us as EGC Interns. During their time with us, they analyzed data on governance and gender in India, wrote articles about a range of international development research, and helped plan and run our many events.

EGC Celebrates the Class of 2024, their achievements and future plans

A diverse group of students passionate about international development – Economics PhDs, IDE masters students, and our own Postgraduate Associates and Interns – are moving on. The Economic Growth Center community congratulates them on their achievements and looks forward to their next steps.

EGC Voices in Development

This podcast series explores issues related to sustainable development and economic justice in low- and middle-income countries.

Season 2 Episode 5

Season 2 Episode 5 features Farzana Afridi of the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi, India, and Kanika Mahajan of Ashoka University in Sonepat, India, on understanding and overcoming the barriers to women’s employment in India.

Upcoming event

Gender and Growth Gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa – Research and Policy Dialogue

What are the patterns, drivers and growth consequences of gender gaps in labor markets in sub-Saharan Africa? EGC, Inclusion Economics at Yale University, and the African Center for Economic Transformation will engage researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in these questions at a workshop on June 13, 2024 in Accra, Ghana, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.