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Giri Parameswaran to join Economics department

Giri Parameswaran of Princeton University has accepted an offer to become the newest tenure-track professor in the department of Economics, filling a vacancy left by former economics professor and Provost Linda Bell, who left the College in 2012 to become the Provost of Barnard College in New York.

Parameswaran, currently a Ph.D candidate at Princeton, will complete his studies and begin teaching at Haverford in the Fall. His interests include political economy, law and economics, public finance, the history of economic thought, and applied microeconomics.

Before arriving at Princeton in 2007, Parameswaran studied philosophy and economics at the University of Western Australia in Perth.

Economics professor Richard Ball, a member of the search committee, says they selected Parameswaran for his “analytical sharpness, creativity, energy and enthusiasm.”

“We’re super excited to have him – he really hit it off with students, he has a lot of experience teaching and fantastic evaluations,” said Ball. “I think he’ll be a great addition to the College.”

Ball says Parameswaran will help expand the department’s mathematical economics concentration, teaching elective courses with math incorporated into the curriculum.

View evaluations and Parameswaran’s teaching statement online at his university profile.

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