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 […]



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 […]



Ph.D. Candidates

October 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment

The International Business School and the Economics Department have 6 Ph.D. students who are finishing this year and are currently looking for jobs.   These students are profiled below, with links to their websites and CVs. Deniz Civril dcivril@brandeis.edu Website  and  CV Fields: Primary – Applied Econometrics, International Trade, Labor Economics; Secondary – Microeconomics, Corporate Finance, International Macroeconomics Dissertation: “Trade Exposure […]



Paul Vancea has won the 2013 National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Foundation — American for the Arts scholarship award.  This scholarship is given to an outstanding student who integrates the Arts into the economic education process.  The scholarship carries an award of $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the NABE Economic Policy Conference […]



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. […]



The Brandeis Economics and Finance Review (BEFR), a student-run organization that allows Brandeis students a to write and publish pieces relating to economics, was first established in the Fall of 2010. After a year on hiatus, the organization is back this semester and is expanding its presence on campus. BEFR actively encourages participation from Brandeis […]



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 […]



Congratulation to Brandeis Ph.d. student Nabeela Alam, who received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in August. She is on the job market this year, and she will be sorely missed as a Teaching Assistant and researcher at Brandeis.   Nabeela Alam’s current research informs the aid effectiveness debate by explaining some of the political and commercial motivations […]



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