Entries by Mariko Green

Op-Ed by Lee Ohanian in San Francisco Chronicle

Professor Lee Ohanian wrote an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on President-elect Donald Trump’s economic plan. http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/What-adds-up-and-what-doesn-t-in-Trump-s-10616888.php  

Pierre-Olivier Weill featured in the Economist

Professor Pierre-Olivier Weill’s research was featured in an Economist article on the relationship between housing prices and economic, social, and geographic conditions. article: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21709974-prices-are-diverging-geographic-social-and-ethnic-lines-those-have?frsc=dg%7Cc

Navigating Minimum Advertised Prices

In his recent working paper entitled “Vertical Information Restraints,”  Professor John Asker studies minimum advertised price (MAP) policies that prevent retailers advertising “excessively low” prices. When a retailer enters into a distribution agreement with a manufacturer, the agreement may impose ‘vertical’ restraints on the retailer that restrict price or non-price aspects of retailer activity. Price […]

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. In my book Prosperity for All: How to Prevent Financial Crises,I draw on evidence not just from the 1930s, but also from […]

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 “Behavioral Economics” Fall 2015 Lee Ohanian – Econ 165 “History of American Capitalism”

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 his keynote speech at our 2016 Commencement Ceremony on June 11 at Pauley Pavilion.  Mr. […]

Leah Boustan received funding from Russell Sage Foundation

Leah Boustan received funding from the Russell Sage Foundation to investigate the pace of cultural assimilation among European immigrants to the United States in the Age of Mass Migration, 1850-1920. http://www.russellsage.org/awarded-project/cultural-assimilation-during-age-mass-migration

Till von Wachter featured in USA TODAY

Prof. Till von Wachter’s study in the American Economic Journal found that college students who graduate in a weak labor market initially lose 9% of their annual earnings on average, but erase those losses in 10 years. Article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/05/23/college-grads-jobs/27801847/