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Some Grinnell Graduates Pursuing Graduate Work

  • Isaac Garcia Molina '12 (Economics; John Hopkins)
  • Klevi Xhaxho '12 (Economics; University of Minnesota)
  • Julia Reese ’10 (Law; Stanford University)
  • Ethan Struby '10 (Eonomics; Boston College)
  • Ritadhi Chakravarti '09 (Agricultural Economics; University of California, Berkeley)
  • Trang Nguyen '09 (Economics; London School of Economics)
  • Eric Omwega '08 (MBA; Stanford University) - recently co-founded ThinkNum, a financial analysis engine which brings the functionality traditionally found on wall street proprietary trading desks to an open platform.
  • Emmon Chu ‘07 (Economics; University of California at Santa Barbara)
  • Fatma Yalcin ’07 (Business; MIT)


Some Grinnell Graduates Pursuing Academic Careers

  • Katharine Anderson ’02 (Carnegie-Mellon)
  • Jay Corrigan ’97 (Kenyon College)
  • Slavi Slavov ’96 (Pomona College)
  • Roger Koenker ’69 (University of Illinois)
  • Charles Becker ’76 (Duke University)
  • Greg Duncan '70 (University of California, Irvine)

Notable Alumni

George Leland Bach, Class of 1936

  • Ph.D. from University of Chicago (1940)                  
  • Honorary doctorates from Grinnell College (1956) and Carnegie Institute of Technology (1967)
  • Believed public policy should be based on rigorous economic analysis. Worked at the Department of Commerce and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Wrote numerous books on inflation and monetary and fiscal policy
  • Professor at Stanford University (1966-1994)
  • Transformed business education in the US and around the world as Dean of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Institute of Technology (1949-1962).                                                       (Photo by Bob Issacs)
  • Advocate for improving economic education. His textbook, Economics: An Introduction to Analysis and Policy, went through eleven editions.

Henry Carter Adams, Class of 1874

  • First Ph.D. graduate from John Hopkins University (1878)
  • Wrote The State in Relation to Industrial Action (1887). Adams was a supporter of labor unions, and one of the first American economists to study the roles of the public and private sectors.
  • Worked at Interstate Commerce Commission, making valuable contributions to the area of public trade regulation.
  • Professor at University of Michigan (1886-1921).
  • With Richard Ely, he was a promoter of the American Economic Association and is regarded as one of the forerunners of the American American Institutionalist school.