James Callahan

James Callahan is a 2023 candidate for the University of Pittsburgh’s Master of Science in Quantitative Economics. He attended the University of Pittsburgh for his undergraduate career, attaining a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Persian language. He performed independent research on the role of credit in the Japanese Bubble Economy of the 1980s for his senior capstone project. As an undergraduate he was sponsored by both the State Department as well as the Department of Education to study Persian language and culture. As well, James is a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served both on deployment as well as concurrent with his college education as a member of the Air National Guard. As an Air Force aircraft mechanic, James likes to use a data-driven approach to problem solving. In the MQE program, he will be learning to solve problems in the business sphere using data analysis techniques, statistical computing languages, and application of economic theory. Upon graduation, James is interested in pursuing a career in consulting.