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 […]



On February 1, Nancy Duong from the New York Fed visited the Economics Department and IBS to give a talk on “Risks, Opportunities and the Ethical Aspects of Public Financing.” Nancy discussed the functions of the municipal market, its institutional players, and key policy and regulatory issues particularly as related to key ethics concepts. Within […]



Eugene Kiselev, a Brandeis Ph.D. student will be presenting his work in the research seminar on November 14th.   His presentation will be on “Bribe-Taking and Bureaucratic Competition: A Search Cost Model of Corruption.”   He is on the job market this year and will be attending the American Economic Association Meetings in San Diego in January. […]



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, […]



Because of popular demand, we have expanded our research seminar series this year.   The seminar, jointly sponsored by the Economics Department and IBS, is now held twice weekly, on Wednesdays (11-12:30) and Fridays (1-2:30).  While most of the scheduled seminars feature outside faculty, several Friday seminars have been set aside for our PhD students who […]



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