Dear Members of the Harvard Economics Community:
It has been a tough year. Made even tougher by the fact that we have not been able to lean on our friends and colleagues for support in all the usual ways: a hallway conversation, a drink or meal together, a handshake, or a hug. At the same time, I sense that our appreciation for these sorts of simple personal interactions—and for how much we do to keep each other going through all kinds of bumps in the road-- has if anything grown in recent months. With that in mind, I am looking towards the end of summer, and the chance to welcome everybody back to school, even if only virtually. We will all have to work harder than we normally do to build and nurture the kinds of connections and friendships that make our community what it is. But I am eager to try, and I hope that all of you will too.
With all warm wishes,
Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics