Boston College names first Tresch assistant professor

Theodore Papageorgiou has taken up the first Felter family assistant professorship at Boston College.

The academic post is sponsored by attorney John Kenneth Felter in memory of economics professor Richard W. Tresch, who retired 2018 after a 49-year career.

Papageorgiou’s research focuses on labor economics, international trade and macroeconomics. Before joining Boston College in 2019 he taught at McGill University for four years, and prior to that earned his doctorate in economics at Yale University. Since joining BC he has taught macroeconomic theory to undergraduates and labor economics to graduate students.

Commenting on his appointment, Papageorgiou said: “I am humbled to join the growing group of endowed chairs at Boston College who, to me, represent the absolute highest level of scholarship and service to this community.”

He added: “My research in labor economics currently focuses on better understanding the process through which workers and employers meet each other and how this process changes over the business cycle. With respect to transportation economics, I study oceanic shipping and delve into the fundamental question of understanding the role of transportation markets in international trade.”

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