Congratulations to Bernie Elbaum!

June 08, 2015

Professor Bernie Elbaum at his retirement party.

Congratulations to Bernie Elbaum!

Dr. Bernard Elbaum received his Ph.D. in economics in 1982 from Harvard University. In July 1986, Elbaum began his UCSC teaching career in the Economics Department. He retired from the university in March 2015.

Bernie has been instrumental in developing the department's offerings in economic history.

Bernie Elbaum was attracted to UC Santa Cruz because of the beautiful location, very open-minded department, and amazing people. He enjoys the constant learning environment as well as teaching and speaking with colleagues and students in classes, hallways, and around campus.

Some words of advice Associate Professor Emeritus Elbaum has for economics students is to read economics-related stories in news media such as the Economist, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Specifically for graduate students, Associate Professor Emeritus Elbaum also suggests that students interested in graduate programs develop sophisticated math skills in order to survive masters and Ph.D. programs. 

The department wishes Bernie much happiness and fulfillment in his retirement!