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2019
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Wayne Yuan Gao Selected for 2019 REStud Tour


Wayne Gao is one of seven graduate students selected to present at this year’s Review of Economic Studies May Meetings.

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Urjit R. Patel to Receive Wilbur Cross Medal


Urjit R. Patel (Ph.D. ‘90), former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be a recipient of this year’s Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal for his outstanding achievements and contribution to...

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Jeffrey Talpins ’97 Endows Leadership Post at Tobin Center


Yale University has taken another step toward advancing domestic policy research, thanks to a leadership gift from Jeffrey Talpins ’97 endowing the faculty directorship of the Tobin Center for...

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Yale Fed Challenge Team

Yale team victorious in Federal Reserve challenge


A team from Yale has won the Federal Reserve’s College Fed Challenge, in which competitors analyze the...

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T.N. Srinivasan: economist was a powerful voice for economic reform in India


Thirukodikaval Nilakanta “T.N.” Srinivasan ’60 M.A. ’62 Ph.D., the Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale and a leading intellectual force behind India’s economic...

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Yale Announces Inaugural Faculty Director of the Tobin Center


Steven Berry, David Swensen Professor of Economics, has been appointed the inaugural Jeffrey Talpins Faculty Director of the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale.

2018
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Q&A with Stephen Freidheim, Tobin Center Donor


Stephen C. Freidheim is one of the lead donors for the new Tobin Center for Economic Policy. Steve is a long-time supporter of the Department of Economics. He received his B.A. in Economics in...
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Economics Alum on the Board of Trustees


With the announcement of the new Yale Board of Trustees, including Senior Trustee, Catharine Bond Hill ‘85 Ph.D., the Economics Alumni News was inspired to ask Dr.

William Nordhaus wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences


William Nordhaus ’63 B.A., ’72 M.A., Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and the world’s leading economist on climate change, has been awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in...

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Inaugural Merton J. Peck Prize


Thirteen Economics faculty have been selected to receive the Merton J. Peck Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching. As the award’s inaugural year, the prize covers both sustained...

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Tobin Scholars Sarah Ngo Hamerling, Nicolai Parks, Jackson Simon, and Narek Alexanian

2018 Tobin Scholar Prize Recipients


Four economics majors were awarded the 2018 Tobin...

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New Video Promotes the Department


The Department of Economics is premiering a new video called, “Why Choose Yale Economics?” targeting potential majors and students of interest.

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Assessing Cryptocurrency with Yale Economist Aleh Tsyvinski


Since emerging a decade ago, Bitcoin and other digitally based cryptocurrencies have captured the imaginations of tech wizards, Wall Street...

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Tobin Center for Economic Policy Announced


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Yale’s Penny Goldberg appointed chief economist at the World Bank


Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale, has been named chief economist of the World Bank.