News & Announcements

First annual Innovative Policy Conference held June 15

August 24, 2017

More than 250 federal and state policy makers, community organizers and scholars from across the country attended the first annual Innovative Policy Conference co-organized by Justine Hastings of the Economics Department, Watson Institute and Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab and by the office of the Governor of Rhode Island. The conference focused on the importance of research-driven policy, state-university partnership, and the importance of fact-based policy for all sides of the political spectrum.

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson joins our department as Assistant Professor

August 17, 2017

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson has joined the economics faculty as an assistant professor. Pakzad-Hurson conducts research in market design, combining theoretical, experimental, and empirical analyses to study internet marketplaces. He joins Brown after completing his PhD at Stanford University earlier this year. This academic year, he'll be teaching a graduate class in market design and an undergraduate class on internet economics. His appointment is affiliated with the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

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