New Faculty: Milena Djourelova

Milena Djourelova

Assistant Professor, Economics 

Starting Jan. 1, 2023

Academic focus:

Applied economics and political economy

Current research project: 

I am finalizing a paper on media slant and public views on immigration policy.

Previous positions: 

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Economics, University of Chicago, 2021-2022

Academic background: 

  • Ph.D., Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), 2021
  • M.Sc., Economics, University of Bonn, 2014
  • B.Sc., Economics, University of Mannheim, 2011

Last book read:

“Streets of Gold” by Ran Abramitzki and Leah Boustan

In your own time/when not working:

I enjoy running and yoga.

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

A course on applied political economy that will cover recent research on topics ranging from political accountability to how the Internet and social media shape politics.

What most excites you about Cornell:

The vibrant academic environment in so many areas of social science.

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