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2012-13 New Faculty

We are delighted to announce the arrival of three new faculty members to our department.

Joaquin Blaum is joining us as an Assistant Professor of Economics, effective July 1 2012.  He has received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his fields are macroeconomics and international economics.

Gauti Eggertsson will be joining us as a tenured Associate Professor of Economics, effective January 1 2013.  He holds a 2004 Ph.D. in economics from Princeton, and since then, he has been an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  He has held short visiting appointments at Princeton and Yale.  He works on short-run macro, where the analysis and effects of both monetary and fiscal policies feature prominently.

Adam McCloskey is joining us as an Assistant Professor of Economics, effective July 1 2012.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from Boston University in 2011, and he was teaching for us as a visiting Assistant Professor during the academic year 2011-12.  His fields of interest are econometrics, time series analysis and mathematical finance.

Christina Paxson is joining us as a Professor of Economics and Public Policy, effective July 1 2012.  She is Brown’s incoming president and a prominent economist, with important contributions to health economics, development economics and demography.  She holds a 1986 Ph.D. in economics from Columbia, and her previous titles were Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, and Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at Princeton University.

Welcome to Joaquin, Gauti, Adam and Christina!

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