Entries by Stephanie Ferguson

Newly Elected Economic Theory Fellows 2022: Simon Board and Andrew Atkeson

The Department of Economics congratulates Andrew Atkeson and Simon Board on being named Economic Theory Fellows by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET). SAET’s purpose is to advance knowledge in theoretical economics and to facilitate communication among researchers in economics, mathematics, game theory, or any other field which is potentially useful to economic […]

The Evolution of Retirement

UCLA Economics Professor Dora Costa’s book, The Evolution of Retirement was recently featured in The Atlantic. In the article, The Future of Work Is a 60-Year Career, the author references Costa’s book in relation to the current discussion regarding increasing the age at which people should retire.

UCLA Econ Places in The Fed Challenge

This year UCLA participated in the Federal Reserve Challenge for the first time.  The Fed Challenge is a nationwide competition among colleges and universities in which student-teams formulate a monetary policy recommendation and present it to judges from the Fed. The UCLA team finished first in its division and in the top 6 nationwide. The […]

Market power in rural labor markets

There are increasing worries about rising `market power’ of large corporations, both in the U.S.A. and across the globe. Powerful firms can reduce competition on many fronts. The usual worry is that insufficient competition harms consumers by pushing up prices and/or lowering product quality. A lack of competition can, however, also hurt workers if firms […]

Peter Moglia

On a brisk fall day in 1985, Peter Moglia entered UCLA’s campus as a nervous yet excited freshman, much like the rest of us. He was basking in his recent acceptance on appeal, prompting him to turn down two prestigious military academies, including West Point. However, Peter was soon to face some existential obstacles during […]

Martha Bailey’s Research on Paid Leave cited in The Week

UCLA Economics Professor Martha Bailey’s paper on paid family leave was featured in The Week. Her paper “The Long-Term Effects of California’s 2004 Paid Family Leave Act on Women’s Careers: Evidence from U.S. Tax Data” studies the short- and long-term effects of paid family leave on women’s carriers.   Read the article here

Natalie Bau featured in The Print

UCLA’s Natalie Bau was recently featured in ThePrint.in.  ThePrint.in is a news, analysis, opinion and knowledge venture, launched in August 2017 by editor Shekhar Gupta. It is sharply focused on politics and policy, government and governance. Its leadership team includes India’s most experienced and respected journalists with proven track records in the finest news organizations. […]

Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill compared to the New Deal, Great Society and War on Poverty

UCLA Economics Professor Martha Bailey’s work on the War on Poverty was featured in the Washington Post in relation to the current Biden infrastructure bill.  Her co-edited book,  Legacies of the War on Poverty, and her recent paper on the long-run returns to public investments, forthcoming in the American Economic Review, demonstrate how some federal […]

Adriana Lleras-Muney Receives NIH R21 Grant Award

A big congratulations to Adriana Lleras-Muney, who recently received an R21 grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study the health impacts of long-run exposure to pollution using evidence from military personnel.  The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages […]

Newly Elected Econometric Society Fellows 2021: Simon Board

The Department of Economics congratulates Simon Board, the Benjamin Graham Centennial Professor in Value Investing, on being named a Fellow of the Econometric Society  The Econometric Society is one of the most prestigious learned society in the field of economics, with a world-wide membership. Its main object is to promote studies that aim at a […]