Job Market Candidates

Placement Director

Professor Thomas R. Palfrey, III
Director of Graduate Studies
Tel: (626) 395-4088

Placement Coordinator

Division Option Manager, HSS Undergraduate Options, and Social Science Graduate Programs.
Tel: (626) 395-4206 
Fax: (626) 405-9841

Below is information on the candidates who are on the market in the current academic year. Click on a candidate's name to link to that person's profile with more detailed information, including curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, and teaching and research interests. For placement history of graduates of the HSS PhD programs, please see the social science alumni listings page.

Please contact the appropriate individual, listed above, with any questions.

Graduate Students


Jun Chen

Chen, Jun
Ph.D. Candidate

Advisors: Michael Ewens, Jonathan N. Katz, Richard Roll and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal.
Job Market Paper: What Role Does Angel Finance Play in the Early-stage Capital Market?

Marcelo Ariel Fernandez

Fernandez, Marcelo Ariel
Ph.D. Candidate

Advisors:  Federico Echenique, John O. Ledyard, Kota Saito, and Leeat Yariv
Job Market Paper: Deferred Acceptance and Regret-Free Truthtelling: A Characterization Result.

Lucas Nunez

Núñez, Lucas
Ph.D. Candidate

Advisors: R. M. (Michael) Alvarez, Phil Hoffman, Jonathan N. Katz, Robert P. (Bob) Sherman
Job Market Paper: Partial Effects for Binary Outcome Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity

Pengfei Sui

Sui, Pengfei
Ph.D. Candidate

Advisors:  Colin F. Camerer, Jaksa Cvitanic, Lawrence J. Jin and Matt Shum
Job Market Paper:  Time-varying Impact of Investor Sentiment.

Postdoctoral Scholars




For additional information, please visit the following pages:

Social Sciences PhD Program
Behavioral & Social Neuroscience PhD Program
Graduate Admissions
Course Descriptions