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Miao Chi joined the Drew faculty in 2011, from Rollins College. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Professor Chi’s areas of interest include labor and demographic economics, economics of migration, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics.
Office: Lewis House 302
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Yahya M. Madra is an associate professor of economics at Drew University, Madison, NJ. Previously he taught economics at Skidmore (2003-2006) and Gettysburg (2007-2011) Colleges and at Boğaziçi University (2011-2016). He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Rethinking Marxism since 1998 and served as an associate editor of the journal between 2010-12. He has published and co-authored articles on various issues in political economy and on the history of recent economics in edited book volumes and a number of academic journals in English and Turkish. His first monograph titled Late Neoclassical Economics: Restoration of Theoretical Humanism in Contemporary Economic Theory is now availabile from Routledge (2017). Currently he is working (with Ceren Özselçuk) on a book manuscript tentatively titled, Sexuating Class: A Psychoanalytical Critique of Political Economy.
His research interests include the intellectual history of neoliberal thought in economics, the intersection between Marxian political economy and Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the political economy of economic alternatives.
Office: Lewis House 103
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Jennifer Olmsted is currently Professor of Economics and Director of Middle East Studies at Drew University. She is also the director of Drew University’s Social Entrepreneurship semester. She previously served as the Gender Advisor at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and has also been a consultant for UN ESWCA, UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women, and the World Bank. She completed her BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, her Master’s in Agricultural Economics and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Olmsted was a guest editor of and also contributing author to a 2014 issue of Feminist Economics focusing on gender and economics in Muslim communities. She has also published numerous other articles, in a range of books volumes and journals including in History of the Family, Industrial Relations, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies International Forum, and World Development, among others.
Her areas of specialization include gender, development, and globalization with a particular focus on the Middle East and Muslim communities more broadly. Her current research focuses on gender issues related to sustainability, as well as on the role that armed conflict plays in (re)shaping norms and economic opportunities and challenges.
Office: Lewis House 301
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Maliha Safri is an associate professor in the economics department at Drew University, and has taught and published on political economy and migration. She has published articles in Signs, the Middle East Journal, edited book collections, and most recently a piece in the Economist’s Voice titled “The Economics of Occupation.” She has also been involved with popular education seminars and courses with activists for twelve years with the Center For Popular Economics, based at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and has been active with worker cooperatives in the NJ and NY metropolitan area.
Office: Lewis House 203
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Bernard Smith is an Associate Professor of Economics and has been teaching at Drew University since 1986. He earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in Economics) from the University of Florida in 1977 and a PhD. degree in Economics from Yale University in 1989. His teaching interests include Micro- and Macro- Economic Theory, American Economic History, and the Political Economy and History of European Integration. He has directed Drew semester abroad programs and Drew International seminars in London, UK and Brussels, Belgium. His work has appeared in the Business History Review (Cambridge University Press) and in the collected volume, The American Garment Industry and American Jewry: 1860-1960 (Texas Tech University Press).
He is an economic historian with research interests in late 19th century industrial history and labor relations and has done research on the origin and development of the garment industry in the US, focusing on its organizational structure and employment relations, and exploring the role that immigration has played in its development.
Office: Lewis House 201
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Marc received his B.A. from Northwestern University (1992) and PhD from Cornell University (1998). Marc’s research focuses on the impact of monetary policy structures and information releases on financial markets, and the influence policymakers have on regional and national economic growth. In 2006 he was the recipient of a National Sciences Foundation grant that helped fund an annual national workshop for macroeconomics research at liberal arts colleges. Marc also writes a weekly education piece for the Wall Street Journal.
Marc has taken students on numerous short-term study programs to study financial markets, financial institutions and policymaking in London, Dublin, Brussels, and Tokyo. In 2010 he received the “Distinguished Teacher of the Year” award at Drew. Finally, Marc is a die-hard Red Sox fan.
The Effects of Central Bank Transparency on Financial Markets, Regional Income Convergence, Effects of Fiscal Policy on Long-Run Economic Growth
Inflation Targeting and Financial Market Efficiency (with Roisin O’Sullivan); Applied Financial Economics 22 (2012) 09, 749 – 762.
Public Education Expenditures, Taxation and Growth: Linking Data to Theory (with William Blankenau and Nicole Simpson); American Economic Review 97 (2007).
The Impact of State Politics on Business Cycle Correlations across U.S. States (with Koyin Chang and Frank Ying).
Does Fed Communication Calm Markets? An Intraday Examination of FOMC Announcements and Minutes Releases on Implied Equity Volatility (with Dan Jubinski).
Gerard Pinto is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Drew University. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from the University of South Carolina and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai. He has worked in the investment banking sector and engineering sector in India.
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