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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;...
August 14, 2019
Each year, more than 2 million U.S. households face the prospect of eviction, a disruptive event widely believed to trigger increased financial strain. A new study finds that...
Student Mentors Paula Calvo and Lucas Zavala
July 28, 2019
As the Herb Scarf Summer Research Opportunities in Economics concluded another successful year, it remains a popular and coveted program for undergraduate students. With...