On Sunday, May 17th, 2015, under beautiful sunny skies, the Brandeis Economics Department  proudly awarded 137 major/minor degrees to this year’s graduates. The Economics  Department Chair, Professor George J. Hall,  gave the opening  welcome  followed by Professor Kathryn Graddy’s remarks to the future economists. To present this year’s awards to outstanding students in the field […]



Professor Rachel McCulloch is the recipient of the 2013 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award.  This very prestigious award is given annually by the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) to a person who has furthered the status of women in economics.   Professor McCulloch has deep and sustained support […]



        Former Brandeis economics major, Brian Lucking, currently a Ph.d. student at Stanford, has had his most recent paper discussed in The Economist. Since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, the labor force participation rate, the share of working age adults who are either employed or looking for work, has fallen steadily […]



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, […]



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