Are banks now safer?

UCLA Department of Economics Professors Andrew Atkeson and Pierre-Olivier Weill, along with UCLA Anderson School of Management professor Andrea Eisfeldt, and former UCLA Ph.D student Adrien D’Avernas, co-authored a paper for the 33rd Annual Conference on Macroeconomics (April 12-13, 2018).  Their paper, Government Guarantees and the Valuation of American Banks, is currently featured on the National Bureau […]

Martin Hackman featured in Bloomberg

A recent article in Bloomberg Opinion has cited a new study by UCLA Department of Economics Professor Martin Hackmann and University of Georgia professor Vincent Pohl. According to Bloomberg: The study uses comprehensive data on 1.4 million skilled nursing-home stays between 2000 and 2005 in California, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It takes advantage of two facts. First, […]

Professor Dora Costa in The Atlantic

Professor Dora Costa, Chair of UCLA’s Economics Department & Kenneth L. Sokoloff Chair in Economic History, was recently featured in The Atlantic for her paper, “Intergenerational transmission of paternal trauma among US Civil War ex-POWs.” According to The Atlantic: The most recent [article] is a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week by researchers […]

Kathleen McGarry elected to the National Senate for Phi Beta Kappa

The UCLA Department of Economics extends a heartfelt congratulations to Professor Kathleen McGarry on being elected to the National Senate for Phi Beta Kappa.  Founded in 1776, it is the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.  It has chapters at 286 colleges and universities in the United States, nearly 50 alumni associations, and more than […]

The Good Times Can Roll On

This originally appeared in the August 24, 2018 print edition of the Wall Street Journal By Edward C. Presscott and Lee E. Ohanian.  Lee E. Ohanian is a Professor of Economics, and Director of the Ettinger Family Program in Macroeconomic Research at UCLA. The economy isn’t on a “sugar high.” Pro-market policy improved incentives to work […]

Professor Adriana Lleras-Muney elected to the PAA Nominating Committee

Adriana Lleras-Muney, Professor of Economics at UCLA, was recently elected to the Nominating Committee of the Population Association of America (PAA). The PAA is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization established to promote the improvement, advancement, and progress of the human condition through research of problems related to human population.  Members of the PAA include demographers, […]

UCLA Department of Economics welcomes David Baqaee

The UCLA Department of Economics is pleased to announce the appointment of David Baqaee as Assistant Professor.  David received his Ph.D. from Harvard and worked previously at the London School of Economics.  He works on aggregation in disaggregated macroeconomic models, with an emphasis on the role production networks play in business cycles, growth, and international […]

Tomasz Sadzik wins Spring 2018 Scoville Teaching Award

We would like to congratulate Professor Tomasz Sadzik for winning the Scoville Award for best undergraduate teaching in Spring 2018 for his class Econ 106G on Introduction to Game Theory. Game Theory provides a set of tools to study the interaction of multiple strategic agents. It can be used to analyze situations in which the objective […]