Department of Economics

George Borts retires after 63 years in the Economics Department

After 63 years of teaching, Borts retired from Brown at the start of the academic year. Borts has mentored renowned alums including Janet Yellen ’67, current vice chair of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.

Though Borts’ passion for teaching did not change during his six decades at Brown, he has witnessed tremendous transformations on campus, he said. He watched the Wriston Quad’s development, the Rockefeller Library’s construction and the List Arts Center’s sudden emergence, he said.

George Borts