Olga Gorbachev

Assistant Professor of Economics

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 314 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2563


  • 2007 Ph.D, Economics, Columbia University
  • 2004 M.Phil, Economics, Columbia University
  • 2003 M.A., Economics, Columbia University
  • 1999 B.A. Economics, Brown University, Magna Cum Laude
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • “Did Household Consumption Become More Volatile?,” American Economic Review, v.101, issue 5, August 2011.
  • “Volatility and Job Creation in the Knowledge Economy” (joint with Graciela Chichilnisky), Essays in Dynamic General Equilibrium Theory Festschrift for David Cass. Series: Studies in Economic Theory, Vol. 20, (Eds. Citanna, A.; Donaldson, J.; Polemarchakis, H.; Siconolfi, P.; Spear, S.), p.45-74, 2005.
  • “Volatility in the Knowledge Economy” (joint with Graciela Chichilnisky), Economic Theory, v.24 (3), p.531-547, 2004.

Awards & Honors

  • Academic Visitor, Department of Economics, University College London, June 2009
  • Research Grant, the Management School and Economics, University of Edinburgh, 2008/2009
  • Development Trust Research Fund, College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh, 2008


  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics 

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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