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Rafael La Porta joins Brown Department of Economics

July 28, 2017

Rafael La Porta, who taught at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University from 2003 to 2016 and in the Harvard Economics Department from 1994 to 2003, has joined Brown's Department of Economics. La Porta, well known for his research on law and finance, investor protection, corporate governance, and behavioral finance, is now the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney University Professor of Economics at Brown. He will also serve as the First Faculty Director of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

Bryce Millett Steinberg becomes Stephen Robert Assistant Professor of Economics

July 28, 2017

Bryce Millett Steinberg, a development economist with a focus on health and education, is joining the faculty as the Stephen Robert Assistant Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs. She spent the last two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute, and her faculty appointment will be joint with Watson as well. Steinberg earned her Ph.D. in business economics from Harvard, and before that was an economics concentrator at Brown ('09). Her research focuses on household investments in education in India, as well as the impact of piped water on health and economic activity in urban Zambia. She will be teaching development economics to undergraduate and graduate students in the Spring.

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