Placements from Duke Economics Masters Programs, 2012-2020

The Department of Economics has successfully placed master's students into doctoral programs in economics and related fields, as well as full-time jobs in industry, research organizations, and governmental agencies. See below for detailed placement information.

PHD Programs

263 Placements in PhD Programs (#1 in U.S.)


ANU (2), Arizona, Boston College (3), Boston U (6), Brandeis, Brown, Cambridge, Carnegie-Mellon (2), U Chicago (3), Colorado, Columbia (4), Cornell (5), Durham, Duke (50), Emory (3), Erlangen Nuremburg, Fordham, Geneva (2), GMU, Georgetown (4), GWU (4), Georgia State, Harvard (7), Hawaii (2), Hitotsubashi, Hong Kong (4), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State (2), LBS (2), LSE (2), Maryland (4), Miami, Michigan (9), Michigan State (5), Minnesota (5), MIT, NC State, New School, Northwestern (4), Notre Dame, NYU (4), Ohio State, Oxford, Peking, Penn (4), Penn State (2), Pittsburgh, Princeton, Purdue (2), RAND Pardee, Rice (9), Rochester (4), Rutgers (2), Singapore Management, St. Andrews, Stanford (5), Stockholm, Texas (2), Texas A&M, Tulane, UBC (3), UC Berkeley (4), UC Davis (2), UC Irvine (2), UCL (3), UCLA (6), UCSB, UCSD (2), UNC (11), USC (9), Texas (4), Tilburg, Vanderbilt (3), Virginia (2), U of Washington (2), Wash U (2), Wisconsin (7), Yale (2)

Diversity of Programs:

Accounting, Agriculture and Resource Economics, Applied Economics, Biostatistics, Business Technologies, Computer Science, Demography, Economic Geography, Economics, Education, Environmental Policy, Finance, Financial Economics, Health Economics, Law, Marketing, Operations Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Public Policy, Statistics, Strategy, Social Policy, Technology and Operations, Urban Planning

Non-Academic Placements


Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Deloitte

Central Banks:

Bank of Canada, Bank of China, Bank of Indonesia, Bank of Japan, Bank of Korea, Bank of Latvia, Central Bank of Columbia, Central Bank of Paraguay, Central Bank of Thailand, Central Bank of Turkey, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Singapore Development Bank, World Bank

Commercial Banks:

Banco Santander, Bank of Tokyo, Bank OZK, Barclays, CICC, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, First National Bank of Omaha, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp, M&T Bank, Mingsheng Bank of China, Royal Bank of Scotland, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered

Consulting Firms:

Accenture, Analysis Group, Andrew Davidson, Cambridge Associates, C4i4 Lab, CGN Global, Gerson Lehrman, John Burns, McKinsey, Nathan Inc, NERA, Oliver Wyman

Data Analytics/Tech:

Amazon, Apple, Aquifi, CertiK, Dynamic Technology Lab, Enovia, Facebook, Fedex, Flowcast, Geometric Data Analytics, Google, IBM, Ingram Micro, Karsun Solutions, Livongo, MarketShare, My Health Direct, Nathan Inc, NewtonX, SOASTA, SAS, SurveyMonkey, Uber Technologies, Wedpics, Zillow


Boston Energy, Saudi Aramco, Wood Mackenzie

Financial Services:

American Express, Assurant, Axion Ventures, Bella Research Group, Capital One, Castleman Commodities, CITIC, Dimensional Funds, DUMAC, Fisher Investments, Guotoi Junan Securities, Huatai Securities, Industrial Securities, Korea Deposit Insurance Corp, LaSalle Investment Management, Liberty Mutual, QMS Capital Management, SunLife Financial, Sycamore Investment, TIAA, Westbon

Investment Banks:

Goldman Sachs, Lincoln International, Morgan Stanley

Other Industry/Government:

CarMax, Cravath, Swaine, & Moore, McKesson, MP Materials, Noble Solutions, Republic of Turkey, United Nations, US Air Force, US Army


University of Chicago - Becker Friedman Institute, Duke Offshoring Research Network, Duke Sanford Policy School, Harvard Business School, Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, USC Lurie Real Estate Center, Mathematica Policy Research, Public Policy Institute of California, Tax Foundation