Aurite Werman

Maryland School of Public Policy
Class of 2014

Aurite Werman is currently a Senior Research Assistant in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. As a part of the research team at Brookings’ Center for Social Dynamics and Policy, Aurite is gaining experience in complex systems modeling, data analysis, synthesizing literature and writing for a peer-reviewed audience. She has coauthored several papers with the other members of CSDP and with Dr. Ross Hammond, the director of the Center.

Aurite received her Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Maryland, where she specialized in International Economic Policy, in 2014. While a graduate student at Maryland, Aurite conducted research with Dr. Carol Graham in the Global Economy program at the Brookings Institution and coauthored a chapter on subjective well-being in the former Soviet Union. She also completed an internship at the Europe and Eurasia Office of the U.S. Treasury, where she completed department papers on corporate and household debt overhangs in core Euro Area countries and on the effect of the forthcoming Fed taper on emerging market bond yields.

In 2012, Aurite completed her undergraduate degree at Brandeis University, where she majored in Economics and French. While an undergraduate student at Brandeis, Aurite completed extracurricular internships at the Policy Development and Research division of the city of Boston, the French Consulate of New England, the Stern Business School of New York University, and the European Microfinance Network in Paris, France. Aurite speaks Hebrew and French.