By Joao Guerreiro The short stories in Isaac Asimov’s “I, Robot” discussed some of the dilemmas associated with artificial intelligence (AI). New developments in AI technology have brought these concerns from the pages of science-fiction stories to the forefront of policy discussions. In May 2023, a global AI consortium declared AI risks a priority, similar […]
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David Henning is the recipient of this year’s Summit Fellowship in Applied Economics for his work on tax compliance using tax data on firms in Uganda. The award was established by Albert J. Lee to support UCLA students advancing economics through creative use of data. Albert Lee is the Founding Partner and Expert Economist of […]
UCLA Professor Andres Santos has been appointed as coeditor of the American Economic Review, the leading journal in economics.
A paper by UCLA Professor Jay Lu and coauthor Annie Liang was featured in the Anderson Review. The paper studies the trade-off between accuracy and fairness across groups in designing algorithms — step-by-step instructions for accomplishing a task. The Review article can be found here. The paper can be found here.
The UCLA’s team took third place in the annual Fed Challenge, a national competition that asks teams of undergraduate students to analyze the economy and present a monetary policy recommendation to judges from the Federal Reserve. This year, 107 schools took part in the competition, with 3 teams from each of the six regions chosen […]
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 […]
By Jacob Kohlhepp Full article available here. Anyone who has shopped at a Costco and a corner convenience store knows that firms selling the same products assign tasks to workers differently and have dramatically different levels of profitability. Economists have long recognized via case studies and theoretical work that some of these differences are due […]
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.