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2018
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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.

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Yujung Hwang Wins 2019 Dissertation Prize


The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) announced the winners of the 2019 dissertation prize: Yujung Hwang (Yale) and Yeon Ju Lee (University of Chicago).