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Summer 2024 Newsletter

Letter from the chair

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Northwestern has now completed its academic year, culminating with our June graduation ceremonies. The campus is quiet, with students and faculty scattered around the world. I’m writing to update you on developments of the past six months in the Department of Economics.

The department had a busy recruiting year, as we often do. Garima Sharma (Ph.D. MIT) spent last year at Princeton as a post-doc and will join us this summer as an Assistant Professor. Kunal Sangani (Ph.D. Harvard) will spend next year as a post-doc at Stanford before joining us in the summer of 2025. Garima is a development economist who studies labor markets, and Kunal is a macroeconomist. Senior recruiting is ongoing, and I hope to have some positive news to report in my next letter.

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