Starting June 1st, Samuel Danthine, of the University of Rochester, will join the department as an assistant professor. He specializes in macroeconomics and labor economics. Stéphane Auray, Ph.D. from the University of Toulouse, will join us as a visiting professor for one year. His work is in macroeconomics. And Arianna Degan, Ph.D. U Penn, will join us in January 2004 as an assistant professor. Prior to coming to Montréal, Arianne will be visiting the Wallis Institute of Political Economy at the University of Rochester.