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 […]

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 […]

Rosa Matzkin elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UCLA professor of economics Rosa Matzkin is among 213 individuals from a wide range of disciplines and professions to be elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2018. Founded in 1780, the academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing […]

Jim Heckman gives MAE Distinguished Lecture

Yesterday, Nobel Prize winner, Professor Heckman, gave a MAE distinguished speaker lecture on “Policies to Promote Social Mobility”. Professor Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He has conducted groundbreaking work with a consortium of economists, psychologists, sociologists, statisticians and neuroscientists showing that quality early childhood development […]

Sule Ozler Publishes New Book

Professor Sule Ozler has published a new book with Routledge Press titled “Psychoanalytic Studies of the Work of Adam Smith: Towards a Theory of Moral Development and Social Relations.”  Congratulations Sule!