G International and Development Economics

Our Alumni

Students are equipped for a future in one or more of the following areas:

  • Professional work as program analysts in international agencies, international businesses and non-governmental organizations
  • Professional work as development researchers, practitioners and policymakers for issues facing developing countries
  • Further study in international and development economics in a Ph.D. program

International Development Networking Forum Evening
At this spring event, International and Development Economics graduate students are brought together with alumni and interested members of the San Francisco Bay Area international development community for an evening of networking and socializing. The evening includes presentations of research projects by USF graduate students, as well as time to visit information tables and socialize.

Alumni by Industry
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Titles and Positions

Industry Categories

  • Business: Consulting, Research, Marketing, Finance, Investments, Social Enterprise, Health, Security
  • Education: Universities, High Schools, Enterprise
  • Government: Local, City, State, Federal
  • Health: Hospitals/Health Organizations
  • Non Profit: Development, Microfinance, International, Strategy, Children, Philanthropic, Education, Consulting
  • PhD: UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, Boston University, Jacobs University, Simon Fraser, Concordia
  • Research: International Organizations
  • Other: Law, Medical, Development/Microfinance, Tech/Internet, Real Estate


  • Business: Social Impact, Inc., IHS Global Insight, Intel, Litnomics,, IPSOS Asi, Accenture, EcoNet Ventures, Data Focus at TinyCo, Crown Agents, Progreso Financiero, The Online 401K, Rosen Consulting Group, WestEd, Global Wealth, Brilliant Earth, Borderfree, REI Systems, Societe Generale, Agriteam, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, WilliamsSonoma, Gap
  • Education: University of Montana, University of Ziuinchor (Senegal), IMG Academny, Trident Tech College
  • Government: California Public Utilities, Public Utilities Commission, Federal Reserve Bank, State of Oregon
  • Health: University of California San Francisco Research Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, US Dept. of Health, Health Care Cost Institute
  • Non Profit: World Bank, One Acre Fund, United Nations, Rand Corp., Heifer International, Samasource, Catholic Relief Services, California Rural Water Association, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Research/Policy: Stanford, Mathematica, Millenium Challenge, Innovations for Poverty, Mercy Corps
  • Tech/Internet: Apple,, Zoosk, Cybersource