News and Events


Meet the Majors

October 21, 2021

6:30–8:00 p.m.
World Court, IBS Building

Thinking about an Economics major? Join us for the Economics Department Meet the Majors event!

For all majors and non-majors — come by to learn more about the Economics Program and speak with our faculty, other majors and UDRs!

Enjoy some Bubble Tea while you chat!

Department News

Economics Department Blog

November 23, 2021

As part of the Brandeis Alumni Weekend in June 2021, Inspector General at the Department of Justice Michael Horowitz ’84 and eminent Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward took part in a Zoom forum entitled Transparency, Oversight, and Accountability in the Post-Watergate Era: What Does the Truth Accomplish?  Moderated by Professor Maura Jane Farrelly, American Studies, […]

November 23, 2021

Bobby Sager, Economics ’76, successful Massachusetts businessman turned international philanthropist, recently paid for the restoration and re-installation of the Park Street Church bell in Boston. For over 60 years, the peal of the bell, heard on the Common and around Downtown Crossing, was from a recording. The bell had not been rung since 1960 because […]

November 23, 2021

Professor Nikhil Agarwal ’08, currently at the MIT Department of Economics, explored in this April 2021 YouTube presentation when and who to vaccinate against Covid. He concentrated on how the economic pressure to lift mitigation measures was offset by the fear of creating a public health disaster if thoughtful targeting was not considered. Whilst the […]

November 23, 2021

Dr. Karen Palmer ’81 discusses the goal of decarbonizing electricity and how to make power distribution more equitable On March 9 2021 Dr. Karen Palmer, Econ ’81, PhD, Senior Fellow and Director, Electric Power Program at Resources for the Future, was interviewed for Episode 119 of the Resources Radio podcast. The focus was a recent […]