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 […]

UCLA Economics Graduates gets Earnings Boost

Earnings data from UCLA shows that UCLA Business Economics and Economics graduates earn 45% and 30% more than average UC graduates two years after graduation, and that these differences persist. For example, 10 years after graduation, the median Business Economics student earns $113k, while a quarter of the class earn more than $158k. This speaks […]

Social Enterprise Academy Venture Showcase

The UCLA Department of Economics, along with UCLA Alumni Career Programs and The Academies for Social Entrepreneurship hosted the eighth annual UCLA Social Enterprise Academy Venture Showcase & Symposium. This event featured three teams of students representing local community organizations pitching the business ventures they developed in our social enterprise courses Econ 173A and 173B […]

Giorcelli, Meckel and Nocke become members of the NBER

Congratulations to Professors Michela Giorcelli, Katherine Meckel and Volker Nocke, who became members of the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research. Giorcelli is a Faculty Research Fellow at the “Development of American Economy” group, Meckel is a Faculty Research Fellow in programs on “Public Economics” and “The Economics of Children”, and Nocke is a Research Associate of the “Industrial […]

Lee Ohanian on Solar Roof Mandates

Professor Lee Ohanian writes in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that “California’s solar rooftop mandate doesn’t make economic sense”. This month, the California Energy Commission voted to require that almost all new California housing include rooftop solar panels. The commission estimates that after three years, the solar mandate will have the same effect on carbon reduction as eliminating 115,000 […]

Bill Simon receives My Last Lecture Award

The following is from today’s Daily Bruin. UCLA professor and 2002 California gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon often dresses up as famous economic figures like J.P. Morgan for his classes. “A couple years after I ran for governor, a friend of mine asked me, what are you going to do now?” Simon said. “I said I’d […]

Jay Lu wins Winter 2018 Scoville Teaching Award

We would like to congratulate Jay Lu for winning the Scoville Award for best undergraduate teaching in Winter 2018 for his class Econ 148 on Behavioral Economics. Jay Lu 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 […]