The Department of Economics welcomes our new Professors
Rania Gihleb is an applied microeconomist who specializes in labor economics, the economics of the family, and education economics. Her recent research examines the link between spousal educational gap and intertemporal labor supply and human capital accumulation, the evolution of assortative mating in the US, and the causal effects of private primary schools on student outcomes.
Douglas Hanley is a macroeconomist specializing in innovation and technological change. His research has a strong quantitative focus and has addressed such issues as the challenges facing modern patent policy, basic versus applied research, and clean technology as it relates to global climate change. In the future, he hopes to study innovation in emerging markets such as China and the impact of trade secrecy.
Visit our lectures and seminars page for listings of current and upcoming seminars. Most of these are held at the University of Pittsburgh or other universities in the area.