Entries by Sos Bagramyan

Gary Ghazarian

The allure of the investment industry has long attracted numerous successful UCLA alumni. For Gary Ghazarian, it was no exception. With over 25 years’ experience in the field, he currently serves as the Director of Operations for Marketable Securities at leading alternative investment firm Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. Having pursued a degree in Economics at […]

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 […]

Terry Kramer

Terry Kramer can be best described as a master of all trades. He has succeeded in a variety fields including business, public affairs and academia. The epitome of a leader, Terry Kramer has shown the world what it means to be a Bruin. Starting from his days at UCLA, Terry Kramer kept developing his skills […]

Optimal Transport Networks

Trade costs are a ubiquitous force in international trade and economic geography, generating spatial differences in prices and real incomes. While trade costs result from a diverse set of policies and frictions, transport infrastructure stands out as an important force. How should infrastructure investments be allocated across regions, and how do the aggregate gains depend […]

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 U.S..  Professor Lleras-Muney’s paper […]

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 […]

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 […]