Guyanese economist Kerwin Charles named Dean of Yale School of Management

Professor Kerwin Charles
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(Demerara Waves) Guyanese Economist Kerwin Charles of the University of Chicago will become the Indra K. Nooyi Dean of the Yale School of Management (SOM) on July 1, University President Peter Salovey has announced.

“I am confident that Professor Charles, a renowned economist and award-winning educator, will advance SOM’s role as a global center for the study of business and prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities of a complex interconnected world,” Salovey was quoted as saying by Yale University’s Public Affairs and Communications Division.

He is the son of Reuben Charles, former Chief Fisheries Officer and his mother is a former educator. Professor Charles also hails from the village of Buxton, East Coast Demerara.

During his scholarly career, Charles, the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of the Harris School of Public Policy, has studied and published on topics including earnings and wealth inequality, conspicuous consumption, race and gender labor market discrimination, the inter-generational transmission of economic status, worker and family adjustment to job loss and health shocks, non-work among prime-aged persons, and the labor market consequences of housing bubbles and sectoral change.

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