News & Announcements

We welcome Brad Gibbs as a new lecturer

September 27, 2019

Brad received his Master’s Degree from Brown University. He will be teaching corporate finance and financial institutions. His research interests include corporate finance, financial institutions and investments, and education.

We welcome Teddy Mekonnen as a new assistant professor.

September 26, 2019

Teddy received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He will be teaching Intermediate Microeconomics. His research interests include microeconomic theory, political economics, and industrial organization.

Brown Economics Alumni Profile: Daniel Prinz, A.B. 2012

September 23, 2019

Daniel Prinz grew up in Budapest, Hungary and attended an international high school in Wales on a merit scholarship. For Prinz, the two distinguishing features of Brown were the Open Curriculum and the accessibility of professors. Prinz knew he wanted to concentrate in Economics because the field provides a unique and rigorous framework for analyzing policies in many different areas. Full article

Fain Lecture

September 3, 2019

Please join us on Tuesday, October 15th at 4pm for the Bernard I. Fain Lecture titled “Dream Hoarders: Inequality, Class and Higher Education”, by Richard Reeves, a writer, scholar and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. The event will be held at Watson Institute in Joukowsky Forum and is co-sponsored by the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Wealth and Inequality Project and the Department of Economics. The Fain Lecture honors the memory of Bernard I. Fain, a member of the Brown University class of 1952. 

Professor Roberto Serrano Awarded Honorary Degree

June 25, 2019

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid) commemorated the 75th anniversary of the foundation of their Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (Faculty of Economics and Business) by conferring an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) on Roberto Serrano. Serrano, currently the Harrison S. Kravis Professor at Brown University, earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Economics from the Complutense University in 1987 and a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University in 1992. This is an especially meaningful honor for Professor Serrano to receive because the Faculty of Economics and Business at the Complutense University carries the prestige of being the first department focused on the study of economics founded at any Spanish-speaking university in the world. A list of notable alumni from the Complutense University can be found here:

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