The Economics Department is happy to welcome four faculty who joined UConn at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Chihwa (Duke) Kao, formerly at Syracuse University, joined the economics department as its new Department Head. Kao is a renowned econometrician working on time series and panel data topics.
Jungbin Hwang also joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor this Fall after completing his Ph.D. at the University of California San Diego. Hwang is also an econometrician working on panel data and time series topics.
Hyun Lee also joins the faculty as an Assistant Professor after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Hyun is a macroeconomist who works on topics related to economic growth and policy analysis.
Patricia Ritter joins the faculty as an Assistant Professor following completion of her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ritter works on topics at the intersection of development and health.