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Welcome New Faculty for 2022-2023

The Department of Economics is honored to welcome 12 new faculty members.

We are delighted to welcome the interdisciplinary faculty of Shantanu KhannaAleksandra JakubowskiNishith PrakashMatthew 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.

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