Meet the Advising Team

barangaThomas Baranga

Thomas studies international finance, macroeconomics and trade, generally from an empirical point of view. His work has frequently focused on policy and measurement issues. He is a member of the Department's undergraduate advising team, and he lectures two courses in the Department.

Thomas’ undergraduate degree was in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford. He moved to America in 2003 to start his PhD in the Harvard Economics department, and spent five happy years as a resident tutor in Quincy House and undergraduate advisor in the economics department. After finishing his PhD, he was an Assistant Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, at the University of California San Diego. Thomas enjoys hiking, playing the piano, following UK politics, and playing bridge.

Gregory Bruich

Greg received his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at Harvard University. His research is in public economics.  He currently teaches classes on Social Insurance; a senior thesis research seminar in Public Economics, Health, and Education; Introduction to Stata for Economists; and Econometrics.  He has received multiple Certificates of Distinction and Certificates of Excellence for his teaching and was nominated for the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising.

Growing up in Southern California, Greg has learned to survive Boston winters by following Boston’s sports teams. He loves spending time with friends and family and is a non-resident tutor at Mather House.

Judd Cramer

Judd is a labor economist whose research focuses on the "sharing economy", long-term unemployment, and innovation policy.  He teaches a Sophomore Tutorial on sports economics and leads a Senior Thesis Seminar. He served as a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House for 16-months in the first Obama Administration.

Loyal to his hometown of New York, Judd is a Mets fan. When not watching the Mets, he plays basketball, tennis, and softball, watches some of his favorite shows on HBO, reads biographies, and works crosswords.

Kiran Gajwani and AnnieKiran Gajwani

Kiran is a development economist, and her research has focused on governance, public goods provision, organizations of the poor, women in developing countries, and the longer-term dynamics of development interventions.  She loves being an ec advisor and teaching a Sophomore Tutorial and Senior Thesis Seminar.

Kiran received her Bachelor's degree from Binghamton University and PhD from Cornell University.  She likes lots of things, including traveling, photography, family & friends, and nature.  She shares her office with Annie, the Department's unofficial therapy dog.

Anne Le Brun Anne Le Brun

Anne is a labor economist with a particular interest in the economics of immigration. She usually teaches a sophomore tutorial on the topic and also has taught senior thesis tutorials. Anne served as the Head Section Leader for Ec 10 for 2015-2017. She holds a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College, a Master’s in International Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley.

She loves her husband, her kids, her massive dog, dark chocolate and wine, and she enjoys reading, running, traveling to warm places, and sleeping in.

Jeff MironJeffrey Miron

Professor Miron is Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University; he is also Director of Economic Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.  Jeff holds a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. Dr. Miron’s area of expertise is the economics of libertarianism.   He has written extensively on the economic case against drug prohibition.

An avid golfer, you can find him on the links when he's not teaching and working in his office.