Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown head shot

Jeff Brown graduated in 1990 with a BA in Economics as well as in Political Science. He is currently the Dean of the Gies College of Business at University of Illinois. He is also a previous member of the Economics Advisory Board.

First position after graduation: Assistant Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble

How do you use Eco in your everyday life? It shapes my views on everything in life, from how I manage an organization through an economic crisis to how I spend my weekends!

Eco Research Interest(s): Public finance, risk management, household financial decision-making

Few examples of published journals:

  • “All the President’s Friends: Political Access and Firm Value.” Journal of Financial Economics
  • How University Endowments Respond to Financial Market Shocks Evidence and Implications.” American Economic Review
  • “The Interaction of Public and Private Insurance: Medicaid and the Long-Term Care Insurance Market.” American Economic Review

Favorite Eco course you took: Dennis Sullivan’s public economics course

Any other info you’d want to share? I am the 3rd of 4 generations in my family to attend Miami. My grandmother, parents, and daughter all attended Miami grads. (And for that matter, so did my siblings, my wife, my nieces and nephews, etc)