Entries by Sos Bagramyan

Martin Hackmann featured in Freakonomics Radio Podcast

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.

Adriana Lleras-Muney Mentioned in NYT Article

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 […]

Medicaid and Financial Health under the ACA

Over half of the uninsured struggle to pay their medical bills. This suggest that expanding health care coverage may significantly mitigate financial distress faced by consumers, particularly those with lower incomes who have limited ability to bear the financial burdens that accompany adverse health shocks. In ongoing research, joint with Daniel Grodzicki (Penn State) and […]

Department of Economics Undergrad Year-End Survey

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

Till von Wachter new Associate Dean for Research

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 […]

Adriana Lleras-Muney elected to Executive Committee of AEA

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.

Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn on AER Editorial Board

Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn joined the editorial board of the American Economic Review, one of the profession’s “top-5” journals, as an associate editor. He will be working with co-editor Jeff Ely on submissions in pure and applied economic theory.

William Zame elected fellow of Game Theory Society

The Economics Department is pleased to announce that William Zame has been elected as a fellow of the Game Theory Society.  According the to Society’s bylaws, “The Fellows of the Society are a group of people honored for their contributions to game theory and service to the Society, and are a source of advice for […]

Michela Giorcelli wins Alexander Gerschenkron Prize

Professor Michela Giorcelli was awarded the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize for her dissertation “Economic Recovery and the Determinants of Productivity and Innovation: Evidence from Post-WWII Italy”. The Alexander Gerschenkron Prize is annually awarded by the Economic History Association for the best dissertation in economic history of an area outside of the United States or Canada.  Congratulations!

François Geerolf Mentioned in The Economist

Professor François Geerolf is mentioned in The Economist magazine, in an article entitled “Kicking the can down an endless road“, for his work on dynamic inefficiency. One of the six big economic ideas chosen by the Economist in the summer of 2017, is this idea that some types of Ponzi schemes, such as pay-as-you-go systems, or […]