Economics Department Welcomes New Faculty Members

Author: Chelsea Cloutier

The University of Notre Dame’s Economics department welcomes two new regular faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year: Jane Ryngaert and Jonathan Tebes. “We are delighted to welcome scholars of the caliber of Jane and John to our faculty. They contribute to our department’s existing strengths in macroeconomics and applied microeconomics,” stated Department Chair, Eric Sims.

Jane Ryngaert

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Ryngaert earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2013 at William and Mary and her PhD at the University of Texas in Austin in 2018. Her research interests are macroeconomics, monetary policy, and inflation expectations. She has been published in Quarterly Journal of Economics and Journal of Monetary Economics. Of her move to Notre Dame, Ryngaert said "I'm excited to join this group of excellent researchers who have a ton of fun together. Notre Dame also has a wonderful commitment to its students and I look forward to being in the classroom soon!" 

Sims stated that “Jane is one of the leading experts on the formation and implications of inflation expectations. Her research focus is incredibly important in the current macro environment with high inflation. She was an all-star teacher in her previous job at Wake Forest. I’m looking forward to working with her.”

Jonathan Tebes

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Tebes graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from MIT in 2014, and with his PhD from Harvard in 2022. His research interests include labor economics, education, policing, and criminal justice. Tebes is “thrilled to be joining this collaborative and welcoming economics community with researchers at the forefront of their fields. As the home of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), the number of colleagues also conducting anti-poverty research provides amazing opportunities for learning and collaboration.” 

“Hiring Jonathan on the rookie market last year was a coup for our department. He is doing great work related to criminal justice that will contribute to the research missions of both LEO and the Department,” said Sims. Professor James Sullivan, faculty director of the Wilson Sheehan Lab, stated that "John's research aligns very nicely with the mission of the University. He is already emerging as an influential scholar of the effects of policing on criminal justice and education outcomes, and the racial inequities in these outcomes. We are delighted he has decided to join our department and LEO."

About the Department of Economics

Internationally recognized for its contributions to academic research and economic policymaking, the Department of Economics at Notre Dame boasts more than 40 regular faculty members, one of the largest undergraduate majors at Notre Dame, and a doctoral program with 40 PhD students. It is ranked in the top quartile of economics departments in the United States by Ideas/RePEc. The department is committed to providing the highest quality instruction in modern economic analysis and to conducting innovative, policy-relevant research, all while fostering and contributing to the Catholic mission of the University of Notre Dame.