Jay Lu wins Winter 2018 Scoville Teaching Award

We would like to congratulate Jay Lu for winning the Scoville Award for best undergraduate teaching in Winter 2018 for his class Econ 148 on Behavioral Economics. Jay Lu Behavioral economics is a subfield of economics that incorporates insights from psychology and other social sciences. The broad goal is to improve the realism of economic […]

Rosa Matzkin elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UCLA professor of economics Rosa Matzkin is among 213 individuals from a wide range of disciplines and professions to be elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2018. Founded in 1780, the academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing […]

Jim Heckman gives MAE Distinguished Lecture

Yesterday, Nobel Prize winner, Professor Heckman, gave a MAE distinguished speaker lecture on “Policies to Promote Social Mobility”. Professor Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He has conducted groundbreaking work with a consortium of economists, psychologists, sociologists, statisticians and neuroscientists showing that quality early childhood development […]

Sule Ozler Publishes New Book

Professor Sule Ozler has published a new book with Routledge Press titled “Psychoanalytic Studies of the Work of Adam Smith: Towards a Theory of Moral Development and Social Relations.”  Congratulations Sule!

Wettbewerb und Wirtschaft interviews Volker Nocke

In its latest issue, the leading German antitrust law journal “Wettbewerb und Wirtschaft” is interviewing UCLA-professor Volker Nocke. The interview centers around the usefulness of the “as-efficient competitor test” for predation and foreclosure, which the European Court of Justice appears to endorse in its judgment in the Intel case; the role of economics in antitrust […]

Hugo Hopenhayn awarded NSF Grant

We’d like to congratulate Professor Hugo Hopenhayn for winning an NSF grant on “Innovations, Innovators and Knowledge Transfer”. The proposed research project studies the incentives and rewards to innovation, and their impacts on economic development, growth and welfare. In particular, it examines three related questions as follows: Is innovation going to the right areas? Are the […]

Martin Feldstein gives MAE Distinguished Speaker Talk

Professor Martin Feldstein gave the MAE Distinguished speaker talk on “The Future of Taxes, Money, and the Stock Market”. Professor Feldstein is the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research.   From 1982-1984, he was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors and President Ronald […]

Adriana Lleras-Muney wins Scoville Teaching Award

In fall 2017, the economics department awarded Professor Lleras-Muney the Warren C. Scoville Distinguished Teaching Award for her class Economics 130: Public Finance. Professor Lleras-Muney’s popular lab-based public finance course introduces students to the latest issues on a range of public policy topics, ranging from health care to education. The class instructs students in data […]