Entries by Joe Luk

Understanding the Current Economy: UCLA Economists Speak Out

In recent months, UCLA economists have actively written and spoken about the current economic crisis. We have compiled links (in chronological order) to the various opinions and ideas put forth by our economics faculty on issues such as how the current disaster was allowed to develop, how the proposed economic policies are likely to work, and […]

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 Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University) Also joining us this year as a Visiting Professor […]

Summer Classes

New freshmen: Econ 1 Principles of Microeconomics. Sessions A and C Econ 2 Principles of Macroeconomics. Sessions A and C Transfer students: Econ 11 Microeconomic Theory, I. Sessions A and C Econ 41 Statistics for Economists. Session A Upper division courses required for all majors: Econ 101 Microeconomic Theory, II. Sessions A and C Econ […]

Congratulations Class of 2015!

With honored guests, Duff and Morris Goldman, and the Economics Department offer their congratulations to over 800 Business Economics, Economics, and Math/Economics students who completed their degrees this year! 657 of our graduates and approximately 4500 guests watched Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) and his father Morris Goldman (UCLA, Ph.D. in Economics, 1972) deliver the […]

Congratulations to John Asker for Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award

John Asker's article, “Raising Retailers' Profits: On Vertical Practices and the Exclusion of Rivals,” (American Economic Review, 104(2), 672-686, 2014) has been awarded thirteenth annual Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for Antitrust Scholarship, for the best economics article in 2014. The award places particular emphasis on scholarship that reflects a concern for principles […]

Congratulations to Harold Demsetz for Lifetime Achievement Award

Harold Demsetz is the winner of the inaugural Elinor Ostrom Lifetime Achievement Award. This great honor is presented by the International Society of New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) once every two years and is given to an individual who has distinguished themselves by making sustained and significant contributions to institutional and organizational economics. The Award presentation […]

In Memoriam: George W. Hilton

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the death of our colleague George W. Hilton who, at the age of 89, died of heart failure on August 4, 2014. George had requested that we print the obituary that he composed Read More Here.

Welcome New Faculty Members

We are pleased to announce Professor John Asker who obtained Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University, Assistant Professor David Atkin who obtained Ph.D in Economics at Princeton University and Assistant Professor Francois Geerolf who completed his Ph.D at Sciences Po(Paris).