Job Market Candidates

The Department of Economics at Western Michigan University is pleased to refer these doctoral job market candidates available for employment.


Fields: Economic Development, International Economics, Labor Economics
Dissertation Title: Three Essays in the Economics of Education
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Jean Kimmel (Chair), Dr. Christine Moser,  Brad Hershbein



Fields: Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on the Impact of Climate Change and Natural Disaster on Health
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Christine Moser (Chair), Dr. Jean Kimmel, Dr. Kevin Lee

Yizhou Chen

Fields: Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, International Economics
Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Family-Related Economic Issues in China
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Jean Kimmel (Chair), Dr. Wei-Chiao Huang, Dr. Kevin H. Lee

Marilyn Markel

Fields: Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, and International Economics
Dissertation Title: Essays at the Intersection of Labor Economics and LGBTQ Studies

Dissertation Committee: Dr. Jean Kimmel (Chair), Dr. Christine Moser, Dr. Cathryn Bailey

Thomas Weinandy
Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics
Dissertation Title:
Applied Microeconomics and Business Intelligence in the Digital Age
Dissertation Committee:
Dr. Michael Ryan (Chair), Dr. Susan Pozo, Dr. Kuanchin Chen


Fields:  International Economics, Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics
Dissertation Title:  Essays on the Nature, Volatility and Financial Properties of Cryptocurrencies:  The Case of Bitcoin
Dissertation Committee:  Dr. Susan Pozo (Chair), Dr. James Hueng, Dr. Menelik Geremew


Fields:  Monetary Economics, Labor Economics, International Economics
Dissertation Title:  Three Essays on Policy Uncertainty and Foreign Direct Investment
Dissertation Committee:  Dr. Michael Ryan (Chair), Dr. Debasri Mukherjee, and Dr. Kevin Corder