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Gillian Brunet

Assistant Professor of Economics


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BA Smith College
PHD University of California, Berkeley

Gillian Brunet

Professor Gillian Brunet’s research interests lie at the intersection of economic history, macroeconomics, and public economics. Her work uses microeconomic data to study macroeconomic questions, often in historical contexts. She is particularly interested in understanding the U.S. economy during and after World War II.

Brunet did not initially set out to be an economist. She earned a BA in government and mathematics from Smith College and then worked in fiscal policy for several years before deciding to pursue graduate training in economics. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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Fall 2019: Tuesdays 11 AM - 12 PM, Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 PM, and by appointment


Fall 2019
ECON 251 - 01
Economics Hamilton's America

ECON 302 - 01
Macroeconomic Analysis

Spring 2020
ECON 302 - 02
Macroeconomic Analysis

ECON 356 - 01
American Macro Policy