Megan Way

Associate Professor at Babson Olin Graduate School of Business


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Babson Olin Graduate School of Business

Academic Division: EconomicsDr. Megan Way teaches graduate and undergraduate microeconomics principles and undergraduate labor courses at Babson. Her research focuses on intergenerational financial transfers within families, and specifically how demographic changes in family structure and in longevity are affecting the way money gets passed between the generations. Other research interests include immigration/migration, remittances and international business networks. She has participated in a Boston College study group on economics and evolutionary biology, examining how evolutionary forces may drive preference formation. Prior to going to graduate school, Dr. Way spent 8 years as a marketing professional in the software industry, working for Open Environment Corporation, WebSpective Software and Inktomi Corporation. Her work experience includes growing an internet start-up company from the founding stages to maturity, forming international channels partnerships, and coordinating national and international product marketing strategies. She also spent two years teaching in the IDEOR MBA program in Cordoba, Spain.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Boston College
  • MA, Boston College
  • BA, Wellesley College

Academic Interests

Economics; Labor Economics; International Trade Law


Awards & Honors

2016 - Highly Commended Paper, Emerald Literati Network

2004 - Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, Boston College

2001 - Boston College GSAS Full Fellowship, Boston College

1990 - Bernice D. Brooks Award, Wellesley College

1990 - Ford Fellowship , Wellesley College

1990 - Phi Beta Kappa, Wellesley College

1988 - Truman Scholar Alternate , Wellesley College

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