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We are pleased to announce new faculty members joining the Department of Economics:

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Haddad Resized

Valentin Haddad will join the faculty this fall as an Assistant Professor of Economics. Valentin will come to the department from the University of Chicago, where he is currently completing his Ph.D. Valentin specializes in Asset Pricing and Macroeconomics with Financial Frictions. He has given several presentations at the London Transatlantic Doctoral Conference as well as one at the Northwestern University Macro Lunch in 2011. He is a referee for the Journal of Empirical Finance. Valentin has been presented with many accolades and awards, most recently he has been given the Sanford J. Grossman Fellowship Award in honor of Arnold Zellner.

Kaplan
Greg Kaplan will join the faculty this fall as an Assistant Professor of Economics. Greg will come to the department from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been a professor since 2010. Previous to this he was an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He is a referee for the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review, BE Journal of Macroeconomics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Human Resources, and several others. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University.
Mian
Atif Mian will join the faculty this fall as a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs. Atif will come to the department from the University of California, Berkeley, where he has been a professor since 2009. He previously taught at the University of Chicago. Atif’s work specializes in examining the role of political, governance, and organizational constraints in determining the efficiency and scope of financial markets. He is a referee for the National Science Foundation, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and the Review of Economics & Statistics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT.