Woodrow Wilson School Welcomes Two New Faculty Members
The Woodrow Wilson School recently welcomed two new faculty members to its academic ranks:
Atif Mian is professor in economics and public affairs. Prior to coming to the Woodrow Wilson School, Mian was a faculty member at the University of California-Berkeley, and also previously taught at the University of Chicago. Mian's research focuses on links between financial markets and the macroeconomy. His work emphasizes the role played by political, governance and organizational constraints in shaping the effectiveness and scope of financial markets. He has published widely on topics such as the origins of the global financial crisis, the political economy of government intervention in financial markets, and the link between asset prices, household borrowing and consumption. Mian holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Alin Coman has been appointed an assistant professor in psychology and public affairs for a three-year term. A specialist in collective memory, Coman has been a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. A graduate of Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, he holds a PhD from the New School for Social Research.