Entries by Simon Board

Giorcelli, Meckel and Nocke become members of the NBER

Congratulations to Professors Michela Giorcelli, Katherine Meckel and Volker Nocke, who became members of the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research. Giorcelli is a Faculty Research Fellow at the “Development of American Economy” group, Meckel is a Faculty Research Fellow …

Lee Ohanian on Solar Roof Mandates

Professor Lee Ohanian writes in today’s San Francisco Chronicle that “California’s solar rooftop mandate doesn’t make economic sense”.

This month, the California Energy Commission voted to require that almost all new California housing include rooftop solar panels. The commission estimates …

Jay Lu wins Winter 2018 Scoville Teaching Award

We would like to congratulate Jay Lu for winning the Scoville Award for best undergraduate teaching in Winter 2018 for his class Econ 148 on Behavioral Economics.

Jay Lu

Behavioral economics is a subfield of economics that incorporates insights from …

Steven Laub

Like many of our Bruins, former alumni Steven Laub embodies the traits of passion, determination, and resilience. These are the very same traits that shaped his illustrious career as a former consultant and top executive at numerous public semiconductor companies …

James Min

James Min, a UCLA alumnus, is the founder of Telos Advisors – a boutique investment bank with offices in Santa Monica and San Francisco. During his undergraduate years at UCLA, James obtained his Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Business …

Hugo Hopenhayn awarded NSF Grant

We’d like to congratulate Professor Hugo Hopenhayn for winning an NSF grant on “Innovations, Innovators and Knowledge Transfer”.

The proposed research project studies the incentives and rewards to innovation, and their impacts on economic development, growth and welfare. In particular, …

Martin Feldstein gives MAE Distinguished Speaker Talk

Professor Martin Feldstein gave the MAE Distinguished speaker talk on “The Future of Taxes, Money, and the Stock Market”.

Professor Feldstein is the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of …

Adriana Lleras-Muney wins Scoville Teaching Award

In fall 2017, the economics department awarded Professor Lleras-Muney the Warren C. Scoville Distinguished Teaching Award for her class Economics 130: Public Finance. Professor Lleras-Muney’s popular lab-based public finance course introduces students to the latest issues on a range of …