This article on supply-side economics discusses Professor Lleras-Muney’s co-authored study on “Mother’s Pensions.” Her paper shows how paying cash to poor families where the breadwinner died led those children to earn significantly higher incomes.
John Asker’s award-winning paper is titled “The Competitive Effects of Information Sharing.” The paper won the nin annual Robert F. Lanzillotti prize for the best paper in antitrust economics. The abstract of the paper reads as follows: “We investigate the impact of information sharing between rivals in a dynamic auction with asymmetric information. Firms […]
This article in Bloomberg discusses Professor Hackmann’s work that studies the impact of nurses on mortality in hospitals and nursing homes.
Professor John Asker was awarded the “Best Antitrust Academic Article in Economics” by the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards for his article entitled “Diagnosing Foreclosure due to Exclusive Dealing” published in the Journal of Industrial Economics in September 2016. The abstract is as follows: Exclusive dealing arrangements, in which a distributor contracts to work exclusively with a single […]
Congratulations to our Ph.D. students for their success in the job market. They will be heading to the following places: Omer Ali: Analysis Group Adrien d’Avernas: Stockholm School of Economics Xue Hu: Amazon Mat Miller: Amazon Ruoyao Shi: UC Riverside Chad Stecher: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Colin Weiss: Federal Reserve Board Sibo Yan: KPMG Gabriel Zaourak: World […]
Professor Adriana Lleras-Muney was quoted in the Washington Post in a story about the stagnating life expectancy in America. This article is based on a conference at the Brooking Institution.
Professor Michela Giorcelli was awarded the Cole Research Grants-in-Aid for post-Doctoral Research by the Economic History Association for her project on “The Marshall Plan and the European and US Economies After WWII”. The Cole Grants are annually awarded to recent Ph.D. recipients to support research in economic history.
The National Bureau of Economic Research featured Professor Till von Wachter in it’s biannual Bulletin on Aging and Health.
UCLA basketball center Tom Welsh and Economics major is named as PAC 12 All-Academic. Starting at 51:40, he talks about his favorite class (intermediate microeconomics!) and UCLA Basketball on the Bruin Insider show.
Venture capitalist Barry Eggers (BA ’85) is a member of our Board of Visitors, and frequent guest lecturer in Econ 106E and 106T. In this blog post he discusses how he discovered Snapchat five years ago, and went on to give them seed funding. Snapchat had its IPO yesterday.