Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Job Market Experience

Many of you have been following my blog for a large share of my time in graduate school. I will graduate from Berkeley this May. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I announce what comes next for me: I have accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Economics at Haverford College.

Haverford is a liberal arts college just a few miles from Philadelphia. One unique aspect of Haverford is that all of the 1,187 undergraduate students complete a senior thesis. I will really enjoy introducing students to the research process and hope to be inspired by their creativity. Haverford is part of a consortium with Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore. It is also in close proximity to the Philadelphia Fed, the University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova. Thus, there is a fantastic network of researchers and scholars that I very much look forward to joining.
The duck pond on Haverford's arboretum campus

The job market process has been an unforgettable experience. I met so many amazing people who impressed me with their energy and dedication to teaching, research, and policy. If the people I met are anything like a representative sample of professors and policymakers, our students and our country are in good hands. I wish I could have all of you as colleagues and hope for many opportunities to see you in the future. 


  1. Congratulations on your new position!
    Might you blog some advice for those going on the market in the future?

    1. Thanks! I may do so a little later. Anything specific you wanted advice about?

  2. Congratulations on your new position! Haverford is so beautiful in the spring time. I'd love to read you blog about your experiences there!

  3. Congratulations! Can I ask why you did not choose to go to research university like Upenn or Stanford? Thanks!

  4. Carola,

    Congratulations! I know what a relief it is to be finished with the JM. Looking forward to more blog posts in the future.

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