Professor Spotlight: Boris Gershman

Boris Gershman has been on the faculty of American University since 2012. Born and raised in Moscow, he came to the United States in 2007 and earned his PhD degree in Economics from Brown University in 2012. His primary research focuses on the deep determinants of long-term economic growth and development and the economics of culture. He is also active in the field of agent-based computational macroeconomics. Professor Gershman’s recent work has been published in the Journal of Development EconomicsJournal of Economic GrowthJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization, and Macroeconomic Dynamics.

He has also recently been featured in Bild and Seeker:

Witch Hunt in the 21st Century

Labeling Women Witches Remains a Powerful Tool for Social Stigmatization


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