The Department of Economics is honored to welcome 12 new faculty members.
We are delighted to welcome the interdisciplinary faculty of Shantanu Khanna, Aleksandra Jakubowski, Nishith Prakash, Matthew B. Ross, Andrés Shahidinejad, and Shuo Zhang as they bring their wide-ranging expertise from public policy, global health to computer science and finance – all essential to the holistic learning of our students particularly our combined major undergraduates, now numbering 820.
We are also privileged to welcome our two full time visiting faculty, Thomas Barnay and Tsegay Tekleselassie. Thomas Barnay is a Full Professor in Economics at University Paris-Est Créteil (currently on leave) and he was Head of the Paris South-East unit research in economics (ERUDITE). His research deals with working conditions, and employment, C-19 and mental health issues, with a public health policy dimension. Tsegay Tekleselassie’s research interests are Labor Economics, Industrial Policy, Political Economy, Economic Growth and Human Capital. Before joining Northeastern University, he was a senior/lead researcher at the Policy Studies Institute in Ethiopia.
We are excited to welcome our four part-time lecturers: Joshua Abel, Jordi Jaumandreu, Richeng Piao, and Timothy J. Tardiff. Students will benefit from Timothy Tardiff’s and Joshua Abel’s real world experiences in academia and consulting. Jordi Jaumandreu will share his extensive research and academic background on the topics of productivity, employment, public policy towards innovation, and firm behavior. Richeng Piao combines his advanced understanding of statistical, algebraic, and analytical techniques with his teaching philosophy of “establishing great rapport, use humor and stories, push for effort, and talk about the future” for an ideal learning environment for our undergraduates.
MEET THE NEW FACULTY
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Economics
Dr. Aleksandra Jakubowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Economics. Dr. Jakubowski’s research lies at the intersection of health economics and public policy. She designs field experiments and uses…
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Shantanu Khanna is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Department of Economics. Shantanu is an applied microeconomist with research interests in labor, development, and public economics. His research explor…
Professor of Economics and Public Policy (effective January 2023)
Professor Prakash’s research revolves around empowering human capital in low income countries His primary research interests include development, political economy, public policy, economics of education, and behavioral economics.
Matthew B. Ross
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Matthew B. Ross is an associate professor jointly appointed to the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and the Department of Economics. He is an applied microeconomist working at the intersection of urban, public, and labor economics. His res…
Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics
Andrés Shahidinejad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Northeastern University. He holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. His major r…
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Before joining Northeastern University, Tsegay Tekleselassie was a senior/lead researcher at the Policy Studies Institute in Ethiopia. He has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the World Economy and Applied Economics letters. D…
Assistant Professor of Economics and Computer Science
Shuo Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Computer Science in the Department of Economics and Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Her research interest is in labor economics, platform design and algorithmic fairness. She mainly works on …