In a new brief, “Are Lost Decades in the Stock Market Black Swans?”, Professor Blake Lebaron studies the probability of losing money over any ten year period in the stock market.  In this work, Professor Lebaron shows that these events are not as rare as once thought.  Informed investors ought to prepare for lost decades being […]



On July 15, the Brandeis Summer Workshop in International Economics and Finance took place for the first time. It was jointly organized by the Department of Economics together with IBS and the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance (organizers: Judith Dean and Raphael Schoenle).  



Catherine Mann debates the impact of Wall Street prosecutions on consumer confidence in the stock market with Mad Money‘s Jim Cramer. Her interview starts at minute 1:20. Catherine Mann on CNBC’s Street Signs



Judy Dean, Professor of International Economics, spoke at a Senate commissioned hearing about US/China trade on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Information about the hearing and her testimony can be found here.



Brandeis was well represented at the recent “Economics of Digitization: An Agenda” pre-conference in Chicago last week (June 28 and 29, 2012).   In addition to incoming assistant professor Ben Schiller (back row, second from far right), Catherine Mann (in red in the back row) and Igor Karagodsky (Brandeis ’10, PhD candidate at Boston College, […]



Kathryn Graddy was cited in the June 30th print edition of The Economist for her work on the Fulton Fish market. The article, “Personalising online prices: How deep are your pockets? Businesses are offered software that spots which customers will pay more” describes the online use of price discrimination.



On the afternoon of May 20, 2012, the Brandeis Department of Economics was proud to confer one hundred and thirty-four bachelor’s degrees.



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