Boston University awards professorships to two economists

Boston University has awarded full professorships to two economists.

Trade economist Natalia Ramondo takes up the new post after working at the institution as an associate professor since 2020. BU has also promoted macroeconomist David Lagakos, who was also an associate professor.

Ramondo‘s research has focused on issues of globalization, particularly as they relate to the role of multinational firms. Before joining BU, she was an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, and previously was an assistant professor at Arizona State University.

Lagakos studies economic growth in developing regions, and he is a lead academic for the International Growth Centre in Ghana. He is currently a research affiliate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Prior to joining BU, Lagakos was an associate professor at the University of California San Diego, and held previous positions at Arizona State University and the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and New York.