News & Announcements

Professor Emily Oster's COVID Explained Website Launch

May 7, 2020

Professor Emily Oster, Galit Alter and a team of researchers and students at Brown, MIT, Harvard, Mass General and elsewhere worked together to develop COVID Explained , a website that serves as a hub of information for important COVID topics. Check it out! Congratulations to Emily, Galit and their team. 


Welcome Toru Kitagawa!

May 7, 2020

Toru Kitagawa will be joining the Economics Department as an Associate Professor, with tenure, in July 2021. He is currently a Lecturer in Economics at University College London. Toru received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 2009. Toru’s research interests include micro economics and econometrics.

Welcome Jon Roth!

May 6, 2020


Jon Roth will be joining the Economics Department as an Assistant Professor in July 2021. He will complete a one year Postdoc at Microsoft Research. Jon is set to complete his Ph.D. from Harvard in May 2020. His primary research interests are in econometrics. 

Welcome Lorenzo Lagos!

May 5, 2020


Lorenzo Lagos will be joining the Economics Department as an Assistant Professor in July 2021. He will be completing a one year Postdoc at Princeton University.  Lorenzo is set to complete his Ph.D. in May 2020 from Columbia University. His research interests include labor economics and development economics. 

Welcome Jesse Bruhn!

May 4, 2020


Jesse Bruhn will be joining the Economics Department as an Assistant Professor, joint with the Annenberg Institute. He  received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2019. Jesse’s research interests include labor economics and applied econometrics. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University. 

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