Submitted by Yosef Schaffel ’13, Economics Department UDR The Economics department will be hosting a mock debate this Monday, November 5th, from 5-6pm in Wasserman Cinamatheque. The debate will feature the perenially popular Professor Michael Coiner and Professor Catherine Mann, who was just nominated for Business Professor of the Year by The Economist, on teams with […]



The Economics Department will be offering a new course titled “Central Banking: Theory and Policy” (Econ 173a) The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the purposes and functions of central banks and the challenges they confront.  For the past 100 years, and in some cases longer, most countries have looked to […]



By George Hall, Associate Professor of Economics I received the e-mail from the Department Chair asking me to write a post on what I am working on during my sabbatical at the same time my wife handed me this cartoon from a recent issue of The New Yorker.  



The Brandeis Economics and Finance Review (BEFR), a student-run organization that allows Brandeis students a to write and publish pieces relating to economics, was first established in the Fall of 2010. After a year on hiatus, the organization is back this semester and is expanding its presence on campus. BEFR actively encourages participation from Brandeis […]



The economics department is happy to welcome Ben Shiller (class of ’04) as an Assistant Professor.   Many students have already met him, as he is teaching two sections of Intermediate Microeconomics (80a) this semester.   Professor Shiller’s appointment marks a return to the institution where his interest and education in economics began. Professor Shiller has accomplished […]



On Thursday, October 4th 2012, the Department of Economics held its first event of the year- Meet the Majors Ice Cream Social in the Alumni Common Room. The department coordinated the event so that professors, TAs and UDRs were able to come and chat with prospective and declared Economics majors or minors who are looking […]



Kathryn Graddy served as a panelist at the 2012 National Arts Policy Roundtable, along with Jeremy Nowak, President of the William Penn Foundation and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Board of Directors, The Honorable Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, and Emily Pilloton,  Founder of Project H Design.   David Grant, Facilitator of the […]



Congratulation to Brandeis Ph.d. student Nabeela Alam, who received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in August. She is on the job market this year, and she will be sorely missed as a Teaching Assistant and researcher at Brandeis.   Nabeela Alam’s current research informs the aid effectiveness debate by explaining some of the political and commercial motivations […]



On Friday, September 21st Raphael Schoenle, Assistant Professor of Economics,  presented his paper “Market Structure and Exchange Rate Pass-Through” at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  The paper, written jointly with Raphael Auer (Swiss National Bank),  examines the extent to which market structure affects pricing decisions of profit-maximizing firms.  The research can explain incomplete exchange rate pass-through. On Monday, […]



Rawley Heimer and David Simon,  both Brandeis Ph.D. students, will be completing their degrees and will be on the job market this year. They have presented their research in the main Research Seminar Series this fall and both will be attending the American Financial Association Annual Meetings and the American Economic Association meeting in San […]



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