Andrew Newman

Professor of Economics, Boston University; CEPR Research Fellow

Andrew Newman is Professor of Economics at Boston University. He works on economic theory pertinent to organisational economics and economic development. He pioneered the use of contract theory in the analysis of income distribution and developed the concept of an inequality trap. His current research agenda includes studying how the internal organisations of firms interact with market structures to generate economic, analysing the effects of affirmative action programs in the presence of contractual imperfections, and developing social learning models of organisational heterogeneity and evolution. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR and a Fellow of BREAD. His PhD is from Harvard University.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey