Throughout the years, the Institute's Ph.D. graduates have joined many internationally renowned universities and organizations, taking positions in the US, Europe, Australia, and Canada. At present, former IIES students hold tenured or untenured jobs at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Northwestern University, UC San Diego, Zurich University, University of British Columbia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Minnesota, the Board of Governors, the European Central Bank, and the IMF.

Our 2018-2019 placement directors are Professors Tessa Bold and Mitch Downey. Professor Bold is the primary contact for prospective employers who have questions about a candidates' vitae, experience, or research fields. Employers may also contact the students and their advisers directly.


Placement officers

Tessa Bold
Phone: +46 (0)8 16 22 25

Mitch Downey
Phone: +46 (0)8 16 30 70



Serena Cocciolo
Primary fields: Development Economics
Secondary fields: Behavioral Economics, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics

Saman Darougheh
Primary fields: Macroeconomics, Labor Economics
Secondary fields: Search theory

Jaakko Meriläinen
Primary fields: Political Economy
Secondary fields: Applied Microeconometrics

Matti Mitrunen
Primary fields: Development Economics
Secondary fields: Political Economy, Labor Economics

Jonna Olsson
Primary fields: Macroeconomics
Secondary fields: Macro labor, Quantitative macro

Jósef Sigurdsson
Primary fields: Labor Economics, Macroeconomics
Secondary fields: Household Finance, Public Economics