Job Market Candidates

MIT Sloan produces top-notch PhDs in management. Immersed in MIT Sloan's distinctive culture, upcoming graduates are poised to innovate in management research and education.

Here are the academic placements for our PhDs graduating in May and September 2024. Our 2024-2025 job market candidates will be posted in early June 2024.

Jenny Allen

Placement: NYU Stern
Research Group: Marketing
Previous Degrees: BA, Computer Science and Psychology, Yale University; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Computational Social Science, Persuasion, Misinformation, Wisdom of Crowds
Advisor: David G. Rand
Jenny's Website

Maya Bidanda

Placement: Bentley University
Research Group: Finance
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics and Music, Smith College; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Labor and Finance
Advisors: Antoinette Schoar, David Thesmar, Christopher Palmer, Lawrence Schmidt
Maya's Website

Tim de Silva

Placement: Stanford GSB
Research Group: Finance
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics and Applied Mathematics, Claremont Mckenna College; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Household Finance, Macro-Finance, Asset Pricing, Behavioral Economics, Public Finance
Advisors: Jonathan Parker (co-chair), David Thesmar (co-chair), Taha Choukhmane, Larry Schmidt, Eric So
Tim's Website

Raquel Kessinger

Placement: Boston College
Research Group: Organization Studies
Previous Degrees: M.S. Management Research, MIT; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.A. Political Science, Vanderbilt University
Research Interests: Employee Voice, Social Movements and Organizations, Employee Activism, Relationships at Work, Organizational Culture, Organizational Change
Advisors: Kate Kellogg, Erin Kelly, Mary-Hunter McDonnell
Raquel's Website

Keyan Li

Placement: University of Notre Dame
Research Group: Marketing
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics, Fudan University; M.S. Economics, Tsinghua University
Research Interests: Quantitative Marketing
Advisors: Duncan Simester, Juanjuan Zhang
Keyan's Website

James Mellody

Placement: Princeton University postdoc
Research Group:  Organization Studies
Previous Degrees: B.A. East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Cultural Diversity in Organizations and Markets; Digital Platforms and the Attention Economy; Coordination in Knowledge Work
Advisors: Ray Reagans, Susan Silbey, Ezra Zuckerman Sivan
James's Website

Arrow Minster

Placement: San Francisco State University
Research Group: Institute for Work and Employment Research
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics, Cornell University; M.A. Economics, New School For Social Research; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Employment relations, worker voice, intersectional inequalities, healthcare workforce, qualitative methods
Advisors: Susan Silbey, Erin Kelly, Thomas Kochan

Alex Moehring

Placement: Purdue University
Research Group: Information Technology
Previous Degrees: B.S. Business Administration and Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Digital Platforms, Social Media, Human-AI Collaboration
Advisors: Catherine Tucker, Nikhil Agarwal, Dean Eckles
Alex's Website

Lindsey Raymond

Placement: Microsoft postdoc and then HBS
Research Group: Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics, Yale University; S.M. Management Research, MIT 
Research Interests: Economics of innovation and personnel, strategy
Advisors:  Erik Brynjolfsson, Danielle Li, Sendhil Mullainathan, Scott Stern
Lindsey's Website

Gabriel Voelcker 

Placement: Dartmouth College
Research Group: Accounting
Previous Degrees: B.A. Economics , UFRGS; M.S. Finance, Unisinos;  S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Financial Disclosure, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance and their intersection with social welfare
Advisors: Eric C. So, Rodrigo Verdi
Gabriel's Website

Yifei Wang

Placement: University of Pittsburgh
Research Group: Marketing
Previous Degrees: B.B.A, Accountancy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; M.S. in Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Privacy, Fairness, Platforms, Search, Marketing Analytics
Advisors: Catherine Tucker, Duncan Simester, Birger Wernerfelt
Yifei's Website

Alan Zhang

Placement: Columbia University
Research Group: Organization Studies
Previous Degrees: B.A. Neuroscience and Healthcare Management, Washington University; M.S. Business Analytics, Washington University; S.M. Management Research, MIT
Research Interests: Organization and coordination of production work. Ethnographic methods.
Advisors: Wanda Orlikowski (Chair), Kate Kellogg, Arvind Karunakaran, William Deringer
Alan's Website