Woodrow Wilson School to Add Two New Faculty Members
The Woodrow Wilson School will add two new faculty members beginning on July 1, 2012. The Princeton University Board of Trustees recently approved the appointments of 26 faculty members University-wide, including four full professors, one associate professor, 20 assistant professors and a senior lecturer.
Atif Mian has been named a full professor in economics and public affairs. Mian has been a faculty member at the University of California-Berkeley since 2009 and 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.
We welcome Professors Mian and Coman to the Woodrow Wilson School.