Thomas Baranga studies international finance, macroeconomics and trade, generally from an empirical point of view. His work has frequently focused on policy and measurement issues. Thomas is the Head Section Leader for Ec 10, a member of the Department's undergraduate advising team, and lectures two courses in the Department.
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Robert J. Barro is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Recent research involves rare macroeconomic disasters, corporate tax reform, religion & economy, empirical determinants of economic growth, and economic effects of public debt and budget deficits. Recent books include Religion and Economy (forthcoming with Rachel McCleary), Economic Growth (2nd edition, written with Xavier Sala-i-Martin), Nothing Is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium, Determinants of Economic Growth, and Getting It Right: Markets and Choices in a Free Society.... Read more about Robert Barro