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Janet Yellen speaking to an audience
October 31, 2013
When James Tobin joined President John F. Kennedy’s administration in 1961, the U.S. economy was struggling to recover from its third recession in seven years. As a member of...
Children in costumes
October 31, 2013
Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan’s house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya…. Read more at...
Tobin Scholars Logo
October 30, 2013
The Department of Economics has established an annual prize for outstanding performance in the core theory courses in economics: intermediate microeconomics (Econ 121 and...
Gustav Ranis
October 16, 2013
Gustav Ranis, the Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics at Yale, died Oct. 15 at age 83. Ranis was former director of the Yale Center for International...
Robert Shiller and Harkness Tower
October 14, 2013
Robert J. Shiller, the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, has been awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He shares the award — formally, the 2013...
Robert Shiller and Harkness Tower
October 14, 2013
YouTube Video — Robert Shiller has been named co-winner of a Nobel Prize in Economics for his “empirical analysis of asset prices” — making him Yale’s second faculty...
Janet Louise Yellen
October 9, 2013
President Barack Obama has nominated alumna and former Yale trustee Janet Louise Yellen ’71 Ph.D. as chair of the Federal Reserve. She will replace Ben S. Bernanke, whose...