UCLA Professor Will Rafey contributes to the writing of the Fifth National Climate Assessment released by the White House. The report highlights the widespread negative effects of climate change with the most damaging effects for low-income communities. The full report can be found here. Professor Rafey’s contribution was also discussed in the following UCLA Newsroom […]
The paper ‘Index Funds, Asset Prices, and the Welfare of Investors’ by UCLA Professor Bill Zame and coauthor Martin Schmalz was featured in the Bloomberg podcast. The podcast featuring the article can be found here.
The paper ‘Index Funds, Asset Prices, and the Welfare of Investors’ by UCLA Professor Bill Zame and coauthor Martin Schmalz was featured in the Anderson Review. The article featuring the paper can be found here.
UCLA professor Pierre-Olivier Weill was named Econometric Society Fellow. More information about the Econometric Society can be found here.
UCLA Professor Till Von Wachter has received an award from The California Collaborative for Pandemic Recovery and Readiness Research for their research on how workers fared under different unemployment insurance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.The research will help to address evidence gaps in how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the health and wellbeing of communities throughout […]
The October 2023 issue of NBER Digest features UCLA Professor Martha Bailey’s paper on the 1960s legal changes that reduced the gender pay gap. The NBER Digest October issue can be found here.
The Russell Sage Foundation awarded UCLA Professor Felipe Concalves a grant to study economic inequality. A description of the project titled “The Geography of Race, Poverty, Crime, and Policing”, and details of the award can be found here.
UCLA Emeritus Distinguished Professor John Riley has been awarded a honorary Doctorate of Commerce from the University of Canterbury, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Commerce in Economics in 1969. Professor Riley is one of the world leaders in the area of auctions and mechanism design. The announcement […]
Simon Board won the Spring 2023 Warren C. Scoville Distinguished Teaching Award for his new class “Econ 106S: Competitive Strategy”. This class uses a combination of economic principles and case studies to discuss the economic forces underlying successful business strategy. Specifically, it teaches students to identify sources of sustainable competitive advantage and to understand the […]
We are delighted to report that Sungwoo Cho is the first winner of the Summit Consulting Fellowship. The Summit Fellowship is awarded to graduate students advancing economics through creative use of data. Sungwoo is looking at the use of robots/machines to call balls and strikes in professional baseball. He had data on all pitches in […]