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Robert Shiller
April 15, 2015
Economist Robert Shiller starts and ends his days staring at the sky. “I always look at the stars, both before I go to bed and when I get up in the morning,” the 68-year-old...
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April 15, 2015
Idealism combined with an intriguing application of economic theory may accomplish what international conferences have not: solving the seemingly intractable problem of...
Samuel S. Kortum
April 6, 2015
Samuel S. Kortum, newly named as the James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics, focuses his research on international economics, industrial organization, and...
Andrei Schleifer
April 1, 2015
Andrei Schleifer, Professor of Economics of Harvard University, will present the 25th Simon Kuznets Lecture on April 14, 2014 from 4:00–5:30 pm. The lecture will be held in...
Jason Furman poster
March 30, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 — Meet with Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors for an an informal faculty discussion chaired by Bill Nordhaus. 10:00 - 10:50 am...
Thomas Piketty with book cover of  “Capital in the 21st Century"
March 3, 2015
Thomas Piketty, professor of economics at EHESS (L’ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) and the Paris School of Economics, will give the 2014–2015 Storrs Lecture on...
character of boy walking up bandage staircase
January 20, 2015
Children who were exposed to Medicaid as children make greater contributions to the tax system by age 28, a new study finds. The study examines recent tax returns for almost...