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Home | Graduate program | Recent PhD Placements

Recent PhD placements

The first Tinbergen Institute PhD student graduated in 1990. In 2018, the number of TI PhD alumni has increased to over 700. Roughly half of our alumni work in research universities all over the world. 


Below you will find a selection of recent placements of our PhD alumni. A detailed placement record for recent graduates per year can be found by clicking on the links at the left side of this page.  

Selected recent placements

Jurre Thiel

Jurre Thiel (2019)
First placement: Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) 
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Bo Hu

Bo Hu (2019)
First placement: Assistant Professor, Fudan University Shanghai (China) 
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Esmee Zwiers

Esmee Zwiers (2019)
First placement: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University (United States) 
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Merrick Zhen Li

Merrick Zhen Li (2019)
First placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow,  University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) 
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Didier Nibbering



Didier Nibbering (2018)
First placement: Assistant Professor, Monash University (Australia)
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Sander Barendse

Sander Barendse (2018)
First placement: Prize postdoctoral fellowship, Nuffield College, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
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Xiye Yang

Xiye Yang (2015)
First placement: Assistant Professor, Rutgers University (USA)
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Bart Zhou Yueshen

Bart Zhou Yueshen (2014)
First placement: Assistant Professor, INSEAD
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Marius Zoican

Marius Zoican (2015)
First placement: Assistant Professor, Université Paris-Dauphine (France). In July 2018, Marius joined the University of Toronto Mississauga and Rotman School of Management
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Bastian Ravesteijn (2015)
First placement: Harkness Fellow, Harvard University (USA)
Since January 2019, Bastian joined the Health Economics research group at the Erasmus School of Economics as an assistant professor.
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