In an essay in Politico, Professor Lleras-Muney discusses the lessons from the Mothers’ Pension Program, an early 20th century welfare program that gave cash to single mothers. Using census records, she finds that children in the program lived one to two years longer, and obtained higher education and incomes. The article can be found here.
Research done by Katherine Meckel about how hydraulic fracking decreases infant health was featured in the Washington Post. Katherine Meckel’s research findings were also reported in other major news outlets, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and many other news outlets. The Washington Post article, titled “Fracking Sites May Raise […]
Lee Ohanian and Edward Prescott recently published an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “What in the Sam Hill are Cows Doing on the Sand Hill Road?” Here is the text of the article in its entirety: “If you stroll down Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, Calif., you will find yourself among […]
Lee Ohanian recently co-published an article with Ted Temzelides in the Wall Street Journal titled “My Kingdom for a Renewable Energy Source.” Here is the text of the article in its entirety: ‘In 50 years, every street in London will be buried under 9 feet of manure.” With this 1894 prediction, the London Times […]
Martin Hackmann and Benjamin Friedrich’s article “The Returns to Nursing: Evidence from Parental Leave Program” was featured in this week’s Freakonomics Radio Podcast. The host of the podcast discusses the article, and interviews Martin and Benjamin in the radio program.
In a New York Times article titled “How A Healthy Economy Can Shorten Lifespans“, the author mentions Adriana Lleras-Muney’s research on the effects of industrial pollution on one’s quality of life and lifespan. The article outlines how many economic factors, like the boom and bust cycle, can adversely affect a person’s health. The article specifically […]
As part of the MAE Distinguished Speaker series, Pat Bajari, the Chief Economist of Amazon, gave a talk on using big data in practice. His talk focused on the methodology of how to continuous refine algorithms to make steady improvements, by developing new models, training them on data and then testing them against competitors. […]
Partnership UCLA has put out the Economics Department’s Year-End Survey. The survey has the Class of 2017’s employment statistics, highlighted employers, class profile, fields of study, and much more. Please click on the link below for more information: 2017 Undergraduate Year-End Survey
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Till von Wachter to the position of Associate Dean for Research for the Division of Social Sciences. Professor von Wachter will work with the Dean and the Director for Research and Civic Engagement to find synergies and opportunities for enhancing the Division’s research infrastructure and strengthening […]
We are pleased to announce that Adriana Lleras-Muney has been elected to the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association for a three-year term beginning January 7, 2018. The AEA is the profession’s most important society, publishing seven economics journals, and having over 18,000 members.