Economics (M.S.) Spotlight

Research on sustainability and societal impact
Shuili Du remembers when business profit and social impact were widely perceived as mutually exclusive. As a professor of marketing at UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, Du has dedicated her career to changing this perception, demonstrating through her research how corporate…
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As countries consider addressing childcare challenges for working parents, new research from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) urges caution regarding potential government interventions to finance the cost. In a study published in the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Loris Rubini, an…
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Master's Student Spotlight
I've been blown away by how much I've learned in such a short amount of time.
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Spotlight on Michael Polizzotti '18, '19G, Policy Analyst at New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute
Michael Polizzotti earned his undergraduate degree in economics and political science at UNH Paul College and stayed on to get his master's degree. He says the person who influenced him the most was Professor Karen Conway, whose research and  way of connecting the topics students were studying back…
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Q&A with Jing Ma '10, Director of Data Science at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
Jing Ma arrived in the United States from Weihai, Shandog, China, 15 years ago. She says earning her MS in Analytical Economics has helped her sharpen her critical thinking skills, be open minded, curious, and a quick learner.
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Q&A with Anthony Penta '02G, Managing Director - Head of Data Science for Consumer Risk & Delivery, Goldman Sachs
Anthony Penta worked as an engineer before coming to UNH to get his master's in economics. He was interested in buliding skills to use data to drive policy. His career has taken him to Microsoft, Amazon, and to Goldman Sachs, where he currently works.  What exactly do you do day-to-day? I lead…
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Q&A with Alex Spitz '14G, macroeconomic analyst, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Alex Spitz's career as an economist has taken him to Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Boston working for companies that apply economics to various various industries. His path took him to the Federal Reserve Board, to a onsulting firm named Global Economics Group, and to Columbia Threadneedle…
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Q&A with Zack Campbell, '13, '14G, Economist at Compass Lexecon
Zack Campbell came to UNH Paul College to earn his bachelor's degree. Three of his professors were instrumental in helping him choose economics as a career path and he continued his education to earn his master's in analytical economics. Campbell says the program provided him with "exceptional…
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Reuben Brefo Marfo ‘18G developed a deep understanding of economics and strong skills in AI
Reuben Brefo Marfo ‘18G, of Newington, Conn., works as an assistant vice president and quantitative analyst at Webster Bank. There, he tests statistical, financial, and machine learning models and…
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