Department of Economics

Orlando Bravo Center for Economic Research

Expanding the scope of research in the University’s top-ranked economics department.

The Orlando Bravo Center for Economic Research was founded in 2019 following a generous gift to Brown University from Orlando Bravo and is housed in the Department of Economics, supporting high-impact research on the scientific frontier of economics. Broadly, the Center supports innovative research, collaboration, and training for the next generation of economic scholars. Faculty research is supported via research grants, funding for conferences, both one-time and recurring annual events, and funding for short-term visitors to the department. Faculty research is highlighted in the new Bravo Working Paper Series. Graduate students are supported via research grants and research assistant fellowships, allowing for collaboration between students and faculty. Funding will be available for undergraduate students writing honors theses in the department, and we also plan to support a training program for undergraduate research assistants.

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The Brown Department of Economics is home to some of the most relevant and engaging research being done in the field, with its scholars contributing to the public debate about economic policy, including taxation and government expenditure, trade and globalization, the development and growth of the economy, health and welfare.