On Wednesday, October 5th, the economics department held their “Meet the Majors” event in the World Court of the Lemberg Academic Center. Students enjoyed Lizzie’s Homemade Ice Cream with all of the fixings while chatting with faculty, UDR’s, and other econ majors.  The event is coordinated so that professors, TAs and UDRs are able to come […]



… ..The economy was just beginning to recover this year after slowing to 2.9 percent in 2014, with growth pegged at a better-than-expected 4.8 percent in the first quarter. Concern about economic hardship was a major motivation behind Erdogan’s move to ease tensions with Russia, Egypt and Israel in June. He has even hinted at […]



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 […]



 On Tuesday March 31st, the Department of Economics hosted a personal finance seminar that was organized by the UDRs.  Michael Bertini was kind enough to lead the event, which was held in Ridgewood Commons.  The goal of the seminar was to educate students with little or no background in finance on basic, yet extremely important […]



Economic Department UDR’s Peter Walton, Sara Shahanaghi, and Felix Liu Ku organized a Q&A panel on the U.S. Healthcare, with a focus on the Affordable Care Act. Panelists included Professor Mike Coiner, Professor Darren Zinner, Professor Dominic Hodgkin, econ major Felix Liu Ku, and HSSP major Noah Newberger. Moderated by Economic Department Chair Professor Katy […]



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 […]



Prof. Schoenle’s research was featured at the NBER Monetary Economics Meetings in Cambridge, on November 1st. His paper “Inflation Dynamics During the Financial Crisis” was one of six papers on the program. The discussant was Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). His paper uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to show that firm financial conditions […]



        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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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