In a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), George J. Hall, professor of economics, and his New York University colleague Thomas J. Sargent calculated the US debt limit for every year between 1776 and 1939, and found that Congress used to promptly repay the nation’s loans. Read The article on Futurity Read […]

The Economics department welcomes our newest faculty member, Jean-Paul L’Huillier. Jean-Paul’s primary area of expertise is Macroeconomics (Information Frictions, Monetary Economics, Business Cycles) and secondary is Experimental Economics. The complete interview with Professor L’Huillier from BrandeisNOW, can be found here.

Turkey has experienced a rapid rise in university enrolment in the past decade. The total number of students in universities and other institutions of higher education increased by 91% from 3.5 million students in 2008 to 6.7 million in 2013. The uptrend has continued in recent years and as of December 2016, nearly 7.2 million students […]

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 […]

  By Professor Nader Habibi Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – the Islamic Republic’s ultimate authority – reluctantly blessed the nuclear agreement between Iran and the West that was signed in June 2015 and went into effect in January. Since then, he has gone out of his way to emphasize that his endorsement didn’t mean he […]

Professor Dan Tortorice won the Outstanding Paper in Investments award at the Eastern Finance Association Conference. The conference was held from April 6th to 9th in Baltimore MD. Prof. Tortorice has this to say about his paper. ” My paper,”Equity Return Predictability, Time Varying Volatility and Learning About the Permanence of Shocks” attempts to understand […]

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 […]

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