Shaowen Luo has been named as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, part of the College of Science.

Luo earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and finance from the University of Hong Kong in 2009 and 2010, respectively, and a doctorate in economics from Columbia University in 2016.

A macroeconomist, her research focuses on monetary policy, economics of networks, and international finance. She studies the network-based amplification of financial shocks and implications of price stickiness models. 

Luo is one of 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty members to join the College of Science and its affiliated programs this year. The college is made up of eight departments, including biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics, in addition to the new Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience and the Academy of Integrated Science. The academy includes programs in nanoscience, computational modeling and data analytics, systems biology, the Integrated Science Curriculum, and the minor, science technology and the law.

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