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 […]

Jason Bernard, Assistant Director of Academic Technology at the International Business School, held an introductory training session for using Bloomberg terminals on September 21st and added a second session on September 28th due to high student demand.                                      […]

The Rosenberg Institute for Global Finance at the International Business School hosted Bob Pozen for its Fall Economic Outlook talk. Pozen giving his talk at the International Business School. Photo by Sharona Jacobs The talk included an interesting take on the politics of the ‘fiscal cliff’: Going off the cliff will allow the Dems to increase […]

We rely on municipal capital markets in order to finance our infrastructure, including the roads we drive on, our schools, our hospitals, our airports and our police and fire stations.  Strains in these credit markets have become increasingly evident, with bankruptcy filings by Stockton and other California cities and by Jefferson County (home to Birmingham) […]

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