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Stanley Fischer to speak at MAE Distinguished Speaker Series

On Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 PM, UCLA’s Department of Economics MAE Distinguished Speaker Series will be hosting Former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Stanley Fisher speaking on the topic of “Monetary Policy Challenges Eleven Years After the Great Recession.” Stanley Fischer is the former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and served […]

Pablo Fajgelbaum’s research featured in national news

UCLA Department Economics Associate Professor Pablo Fajgelbaum is featured in a variety of national news stories of late.  Along with co-authors Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale (leave) and World Bank), Patrick Kennedy (UC Berkeley), and Amit Khandelwal (Columbia), their paper “The Return to Protectionism” has been cited by The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, The Washington Post,  TIME, […]

The NBER Digest highlights research by Pablo Fajgelbaum

The May 2019 Edition of the National Bureau of Economic Research The NBER Digest highlights a paper by Pablo Fajgelbaum.  Along with co-authors Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale (leave) and World Bank), Patrick Kennedy (UC Berkeley), and Amit Khandelwal (Columbia), their paper “The Return to Protectionism” has been cited for its analysis of the welfare effects of tariffs during […]

Jay Lu wins Winter 2019 Warren C. Scoville Distinguished Teaching Award

The winner of the Department of Economic’s Warren C. Scoville Distinguished Teaching Award for Winter 2019 is Assistant Professor Jay Lu.  Jay won for his Econ 148 class, Behavioral Economics. Scoville was on the faculty of the department of economics for 28 years before his death in 1969.  He is remembered by this quarterly award.

Lee Ohanian’s work on WWII featured in Financial Times

A recent article in the Financial Times leans heavily on research from UCLA Professor Lee Ohanian.  According to the piece, “How the US actually financed the second world war,” the US raised taxes on capital from 44 to 60 percent during the second world war.  Further, labour taxes doubled, from 9 to 18 percent.  According […]

Michela Giorcelli wins Fall 2018 Scoville Teaching Award

The UCLA Department of Economics congratulates Professor Michela Giorcelli for winning the Scoville Award for best undergraduate teaching in Fall 2018 for her class Econ 181, Development of Economic Institutions in Western Europe. This course applies economic theory and quantitative reasoning to study the economic history of Western Europe from the 18th to the 20th […]

Lee Ohanian on LA Teacher’s Strike

This article by Lee Ohanian originally appeared in The Hill. Last week, 31,000 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers represented by the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) union went on strike for the first time in 30 years. Substitute teachers and administrators make up a skeleton crew that is keeping schools open, and about […]

Sam Peltzman on Harold Demsetz

I have just learned of Harold Demsetz’s death.  I knew he had been in decline for some time, but the news still occasioned a great sadness.  Harold was a major influence on me and on the world at large.  It is this larger significance of his work that I want to emphasize here.  We have […]

Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn appointed Editor of Review of Economic Design

The UCLA Department of Economics is very happy to announce that Associate Professor Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn has been appointed as an Editor for the Review of Economic Design! The Review of Economic Design explores the art and science of inventing, analyzing, and testing economic, social, and political institutions and mechanisms. The journal applies normative and positive economics and […]

Former UCLA PhD Student Fights Extradition

This piece originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Political persecution drove former Colombian agriculture minister Andrés Felipe Arias to flee to the U.S. in 2014. The U.S. Embassy in Bogotá helped him escape, and when he arrived in Florida he immediately applied for asylum. But if Mr. Arias thought he was safe, he wasn’t taking […]