Entries by Jerry Liu

Denis Chetverikov named Sloan Fellow

Denis Chetverikov has been named as a 2019 Sloan Fellow, one of eight economists nationwide. Denis Chetverikov is a theoretical econometrician with broad interests. His worked has greatly enhanced our understanding of high dimensional and nonparametric models – an area often referred to as “big data”.  Among his most important contributions are the high dimensional […]

Lee Ohanian in the Wall St Journal

Nearly half of millennials say they prefer socialism to capitalism, but what do they mean? “My policies most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told “60 Minutes.” Yet Sweden’s experiment with socialist policies was disastrous, and its economic success in recent decades is a […]

Rodrigo Pinto Paper Makes “Best of 2018”

Each year Quartz, a digital publication that’s part of Atlantic Media, publishes a list on Economics Research That Shaped Our World. This year include Professor Rodrigo Pinto’s paper on “Noncompliance as a Rational Choice”. This paper finds that growing up in an affluent neighborhood leads to better economic outcomes as an adult. Nobel prize winner Jim Heckman writes: “Randomized control […]

Learning Dynamics in Social Networks

How do societies learn about the quality of innovations? How does the structure of social interactions affect their diffusion? These questions are critically important to modern economics, and to social science more broadly. They are relevant for the diffusion of new innovations, production techniques, and new business models. For example, consider how consumers learn about […]

Ryan Snyder

Ryan Snyder graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and later returned to earn a master’s degree in Urban Planning. As an undergraduate, Snyder was interested in a wide variety of subjects, from Geography to Anthropology.  The diversity of classes offered by the Economics major at UCLA gave him the freedom to study […]

Rethinking Randomized Controlled Trials

Sir Ronald Fisher (1890-1962) is often regarded as the most influential statistician in 20th century. His 1935 book on “The Design of Experiments” sparked a revolution towards the use of the use of random assignments in assessing research inquiries. Fisher’s work is originally motivated by agricultural experiments. He explained how experiments that depart from the […]

Jason Mozingo

Board of Visitors Jason Mozingo Managing Principal Passkey Investors, LLC Jason Mozingo is a private equity and credit investment professional with 20+ years of investing experience across multiple industries. He is the Managing Principal for Passkey Investors, LLC, a family-office evaluating and making investments in the consumer sector. From 2006-2017, Jason was with Centerbridge Partners, […]

Tomasz Sadzik wins Spring 2018 Scoville Teaching Award

We would like to congratulate Professor Tomasz Sadzik for winning the Scoville Award for best undergraduate teaching in Spring 2018 for his class Econ 106G on Introduction to Game Theory. Game Theory provides a set of tools to study the interaction of multiple strategic agents. It can be used to analyze situations in which the objective […]

Brad Brutocao

Board of Visitors Mr. Brad Brutocao Partner Freeman Spogli & Co. Brad Brutocao is a Partner with Freeman Spogli & Co., a leading middle market private equity investment firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management. Based in Los Angeles and with offices in New York, Freeman Spogli has invested in companies with aggregate […]