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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.

Two hundred undergraduate, eleven Ph.D. degrees to be awarded at Brown’s 249th Commencement, May 28

May 23, 2017

Economics remains a popular area of study at the undergraduate level. About two hundred undergraduate degrees will be awarded this year in Economics, Applied Math - Economics, Computer Science - Economics, and Mathematics - Economics. That is, more than one-in-eight of overall degree earners will have completed one of these concentrations, more than half of them in the Economics concentration itself. Dozens of other students are graduating with concentrations in Business Entrepreneurship and Organizations (BEO), International Relations, and other programs in which economics courses feature prominently. At the graduate level, eleven students will be awarded the Ph.D. in Economics, including students about to begin teaching careers at Vanderbilt, UC Davis, and other universities, and at the World Bank and other organizations and firms. We salute all of our graduates and wish them success in "discharging the offices of life with usefulness and reputation" (to quote Brown's mission statement).

Guido Imbens, 1991 Brown Ph.D. recipient, is 2016 – 17 Horace Mann Medal winner

May 23, 2017

Brown University bestows the Horace Mann Medal each year to a Brown Graduate School alumnus or alumna who has made important contributions in his or her field. Imbens earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Brown in 1991 and went on to teach at Harvard, UCLA, and UC Berkeley before moving to Stanford University, where he currently teaches at the Graduate School of Business. He is recognized for research on methods for drawing causal inferences in observational studies which have raised the quality of research in economics, statistics, and biomedical sciences, influencing how clinical trials are analyzed, among other applications. The award will be bestowed at the graduate school doctoral ceremony on May 28. More...

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