Martin Hackmann featured in the NBER Bulletin

Martin Hackmann’s article titled “The Return to Nursing: Evidence from a Parental Leave Program” was featured in the latest edition of the NBER Bulletin on Aging and Health. The NBER article discusses the difficulties of quantifying Nurses’ contributions to patient health.  The article then cites Professor Hackmann’s article as a much needed study to fill […]

Adriana Lleras-Muney in Vox and The New York Times

Adriana Lleras-Muney’s co-authored article on Mothers’ Pensions has been cited in two national news outlets this month, The New York Times and Vox.  The New York Times article cites Lleras-Muney’s study in an article about supply side economics, while Vox draws upon her research in connection to child poverty in the US.  Lleras-Muney’s paper shows […]

Jay Lu wins Winter 2017 Scoville Teaching Award

We would like to congratulate Jay Lu for winning the Scoville Award for best undergraduate teaching in Winter 2017 for his class Econ 148 on Behavioral Economics. 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 models by […]

2017 West Coast Experiments Conference

The tenth annual West Coast Experiments Conference was co-organized by Professor Rodrigo Pinto. The Conference was held at UCLA on April 24-25, 2017, preceded by in-depth methods training workshops on Sunday, April 23.  The West Coast Experiments Conference is an annual conference that brings together leading scholars and graduate students in economics, political science, and other […]

Marek Pycia featured in Reuters

Today, Marek Pycia‘s paper on UCLA’s voucher system was featured in Reuters. Traditionally, kidney donors directly donate kidneys to their relatives. However, what if the kidney donor is elderly, and the relative does not need the kidney immediately (e.g. they have early stage kidney disease)? Professor Pycia’s paper discusses UCLA’s new voucher system which enables donors […]

John Asker awarded Lanzillotti antitrust prize.

John Asker’s award-winning paper  is titled “The Competitive Effects of Information Sharing.” The paper won the ninth 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 […]

John Asker wins Antitrust Award

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 […]

Ph.D. Student Placement

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 […]