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Amanda Bayer (left) with Dean Michelle Nearon at Inclusion in the Classroom panel discussion
October 8, 2019
The Department was honored to host Amanda Bayer, Ph.D. ‘95 for a day of talks on October 2. Bayer is a professor of Economics at Swarthmore College who teaches advanced...
Peck Prize winners - Chalioti, Haile, Halac, Hawkins, O'Dea, Tsyvinski
October 4, 2019
Six Economics faculty have been selected to receive the 2019 Merton J. Peck Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching.  This year’s distinguished faculty members...
Chair Tony Smith speaking with María Sáez Martí and Ilse Lindenlaub
September 17, 2019
The Economics Department rang in the new academic year with its annual Chair’s Reception on September 17. Hosted by the new Economics Chair, Tony Smith, the event was...
Urjit R. Patel portrait
September 12, 2019
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...
2019-20 Peer Mentors (from left to right) Lara Varela Gajewski, Jingyi Cui, and Devesh Agrawa
August 23, 2019
The Department has selected rising seniors Devesh Agrawal, Jingyi Cui, and rising junior Lara Varela Gajewski as its Economics and Economics & Mathematics mentors for the...
David Wilinson portrait
August 22, 2019
David Wilkinson ’06 J.D., a former senior White House official and a prominent voice for data-driven, evidence-based policymaking, has been appointed the founding executive...
Orazio Attanasio portrait
August 21, 2019
Orazio Attanasio, recently appointed as the Cowles Professor of Economics, focuses his research on household consumption, saving, and labor supply behavior; risk sharing;...