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What's New in the Economics Department

March 30, 2017

It's been another exciting and productive year at the Heights! I hope you will enjoy an inside look at some of the highlights in the Economics Department:

  • We've grown to over 1,100 majors, with no end in sight. With the ascendency of data (especially Big Data), there's booming demand for those who can make sense of it all: in pensions, finance, media, health care, sports, and more.
  • We've worked hard to meet the tidal wave of interest by adding seven new faculty members to our ranks this year, across a variety of fields.
  • Two of our new faculty have hit the ground running with interesting new courses: Tzuo Law offers a hands-on course where students apply advanced data analytics, and BC alum Rich Sweeney is teaching in BC's new, interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program.

Other new faculty include Claudia Olivetti, who is pioneering a seminar on human and economic development featuring presentations by world-class economists; Anant Nyshadham, an environmental expert studying air pollution and health; and Rosen Valchev and Jaromir Nosal, who both specialize in international finance. Finally, we hired a wonderful new professor of the practice, Sam Richardson.

In the Economics Department these days, "Ever to Excel" is a fitting motto indeed! As an economics graduate, you remain an important part of our extended family, and we encourage you to keep in touch.


Hideo Konishi
Chair, Economics Department

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