Office: Gilbert House Rm. 32
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Research interests: Consumption and consumer culture; economic sociology; organizations, occupations, and work; social psychology.
Christopher Andrews (Ph.D. University of Maryland) joined the Drew faculty in 2011 and is Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Co-Director of Business Studies. His research focuses on consumption and consumer culture; organizations, occupations, and work; and technology in the workplace.
Book Reviews and other publications
Office: Lewis House
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Research interests: monetary policy and the history and theory of money and banking; political economy of the U.S. dollar; quantitative easing; volatility and economic risk for households and companies in the neoliberal era.
Raphaele Chappe is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Drew University. She is also an economic advisor for The Predistribution Initiative, a multi-stakeholder project to develop new investment structures that share more economics with workers and communities, with a focus on private equity. Raphaele also helped co-found the SMBX, a fintech marketplace for “small business bonds”. In 2019, she received a Research Fellowship from the Open Society Foundations. In a prior life she has also worked as a tax attorney on Wall Street (in her last position at Goldman Sachs). Raphaele received her doctorate in economics from The New School for Social Research and an LL.M. from New York University.
“New Perspectives on Neoliberal Finance” (2016), in Rosa Remix, published by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
“The Legal Framework of Global Environment Governance on Climate Change: A Critical Survey” (2015),The Oxford Handbook of The Macroeconomics of Global Warming, edited by W. Semmler and L. Bernard, Oxford University Press.
“Seeking Alpha: The Performance of Funds of Hedge Funds” (2013), with W. Semmler and C. Proaño, chapter in Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds: The Financial Crisis and Best Practices in UCITS, Tail Risk, Performance, and Due Diligence, edited by G. Gregoriou, Elsevier.
“The Operation of Hedge Funds: Econometric Evidence, Dynamic Modeling and Regulatory Tasks” (2010), with W. Semmler, chapter in Financial Econometrics Modeling: Derivatives Pricing, Hedge Funds and Term Structure Models, edited by G. Gregoriou and R. Pascalau, Palgrave Macmillan.
“The Supermanagerial Reich” (2016), with A. Singh Chaudhary, Los Angeles Review of Books.
“Financial Reform in the U.S.: A Critical Survey of Dodd-Frank and What is Needed for Europe” (2012), Working Paper for the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at the Hans-Böckler-Foundation.
Office: Lewis House
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Miao Chi joined the Drew faculty in 2011, from Rollins College. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Professor Chi’s areas of interest include labor and demographic economics, economics of migration, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics.
Office: Lewis House 302
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Yahya M. Madra is an associate professor of economics at Drew University, Madison, NJ. Previously he taught economics at Skidmore (2003-2006) and Gettysburg (2007-2011) Colleges and at Boğaziçi University (2011-2016). He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Rethinking Marxism since 1998 and served as an associate editor of the journal between 2010-12. He has published and co-authored articles on various issues in political economy and on the history of recent economics in edited book volumes and a number of academic journals in English and Turkish. His first monograph titled Late Neoclassical Economics: Restoration of Theoretical Humanism in Contemporary Economic Theory is now availabile from Routledge (2017). Currently he is working (with Ceren Özselçuk) on a book manuscript tentatively titled, Sexuating Class: A Psychoanalytical Critique of Political Economy.
His research interests include the intellectual history of neoliberal thought in economics, the intersection between Marxian political economy and Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the political economy of economic alternatives.
Office: Lewis House 103
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Jennifer Olmsted is currently Professor of Economics and Director of Middle East Studies at Drew University. She is also the director of Drew University’s Social Entrepreneurship semester. She previously served as the Gender Advisor at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and has also been a consultant for UN ESWCA, UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women, and the World Bank. She completed her BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, her Master’s in Agricultural Economics and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Olmsted was a guest editor of and also contributing author to a 2014 issue of Feminist Economics focusing on gender and economics in Muslim communities. She has also published numerous other articles, in a range of books volumes and journals including in History of the Family, Industrial Relations, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies International Forum, and World Development, among others.
Her areas of specialization include gender, development, and globalization with a particular focus on the Middle East and Muslim communities more broadly. Her current research focuses on gender issues related to sustainability, as well as on the role that armed conflict plays in (re)shaping norms and economic opportunities and challenges.
Gerard Pinto is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Drew University. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from the University of South Carolina and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai. He has worked in the investment banking sector and engineering sector in India.
Office: Lewis House 301
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Maliha Safri is an associate professor in the economics department at Drew University, and has taught and published on political economy and migration. She has published articles in Signs, the Middle East Journal, edited book collections, and most recently a piece in the Economist’s Voice titled “The Economics of Occupation.” She has also been involved with popular education seminars and courses with activists for twelve years with the Center For Popular Economics, based at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and has been active with worker cooperatives in the NJ and NY metropolitan area.
Office: Lewis House 203
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Bernard Smith is an Associate Professor of Economics and has been teaching at Drew University since 1986. He earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in Economics) from the University of Florida in 1977 and a PhD. degree in Economics from Yale University in 1989. His teaching interests include Micro- and Macro- Economic Theory, American Economic History, and the Political Economy and History of European Integration. He has directed Drew semester abroad programs and Drew International seminars in London, UK and Brussels, Belgium. His work has appeared in the Business History Review (Cambridge University Press) and in the collected volume, The American Garment Industry and American Jewry: 1860-1960 (Texas Tech University Press).
He is an economic historian with research interests in late 19th century industrial history and labor relations and has done research on the origin and development of the garment industry in the US, focusing on its organizational structure and employment relations, and exploring the role that immigration has played in its development.