Mike Danahey | Nov. 15, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
Notre Dame’s Department of Economics has bolstered its strengths in development economics and healthcare policy with two new hires, who bring with them the invaluable experience of being advised by major figures in the field.
Assistant Professor Kevin Donovan comes to Notre Dame from Arizona State University where his faculty adviser was Nobel laureate Edward Prescott, while Assistant Professor Ethan Lieber’s adviser at the University of Chicago was Steven Levitt, winner of the John Bates Clark Medal and author of Freakonomics.
“Kevin’s teaching will primarily focus on development economics, a popular course with both economics majors and international economics majors,” says Richard Jensen, Gilbert F. Schaefer Professor of Economics and chair of the department.
“Ethan’s expertise in health care markets is also an excellent fit for our department’s focus on policy-relevant research, and the many economics majors interested in healthcare policy,” Jensen says.