Conference in honor of Hugo Hopenhayn

This weekend the department hosted a conference in honor of Hugo Hopenhayn. Since receiving his Ph.D. from Minnesota, Professor Hopenhayn has made fundamental contributions to industrial organization, macroeconomics and finance. Professor Hopenhayn is perhaps best known for his work …

New Book by Leah Boustan


Professor Leah Boustan published a book entitled “Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets”. This builds on her 10 years of research into the great migration carried out at UCLA.

You can buy the …

Welcome New Faculty Members

The Department of Economics is pleased to introduce our new faculty members:
Assistant Professor Youssef Benzarti (Ph.D. 2016, University of California, Berkeley)
Assistant Professor Michela Giorcelli (Ph.D. 2016, Stanford University)
Assistant Professor Martin Hackmann (Ph.D. 2014, Yale University, previously an …

New book by Roger Farmer


Professor Roger Farmer’s new book, Prosperity for All: How to Prevent Financial Crises, was published this month by Oxford University Press.

The book is available on Amazon.

Learn more about the book on his website.

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Congratulations 2016 Scoville Teaching Award winners

The department would like to congratulate the 2016 winners of the Warren C. Scoville Distinguished Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Spring 2016
Tomasz Sadzik – Econ 106G “Introduction to Game Theory”

Winter 2016
Jay Lu – Econ 148 …

Congratulations Class of 2016!

The Department of Economics congratulates our 2015-2016 degree recipients. We are proud of you for your accomplishments and wish you much success in your future endeavors.

We would like to extend our warmest thank you to Mr. Steven Laub for …