Department News and Announcements Archive
October 17, 2016
New Doctoral Students Welcome Party
The Department of Economics welcomed our incoming class of doctoral students in the annual department celebration in September. The incoming class consists of 8 students from the United States and 3 other countries.
October 12, 2016
Congratulations to our recent PhDs!
Congratulations to Marco Cornia, Sevcan Yesiltas, Ryan Bush, Burcin Kisacikoglu, Boqun Wang and Sang Ah Lee, who all successfully defended their dissertations.
August 26, 2016
Professor Quah to Be a Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory
Professor John Quah was elected a Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. This society publishes Economic Theory, one of the top journals of the field of economic theory.
August 22, 2016
2016 NSF Mathematical Economics Conference @ JHU
The 2016 NSF/NBER/CEME Conference on Mathematical Economics will be hosted by the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins on October 29th and 30th. Please visit the conference page for detailed information.
August 16, 2016
JHU Discovery Award Received by Anton Korinek
As part of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from across Johns Hopkins University, Assistant Professor Anton Korinek has won a JHU Discovery Award to study the societal costs of antimicrobial resistance. The Discovery Awards are designed to bring together expertise from across the university to tackle big problems in topics such as health, society, and the ecosystem. Professor […]
August 5, 2016
Professor Ball in New York Times
A recent 214-page paper by Professor Laurence Ball entitled “The Fed and Lehman Brothers” was discussed in a New York Times article. It says “a widely respected academic – Laurence M. Ball, chairman of the economics department at Johns Hopkins University and author of “Money, Banking and Financial Markets” – has produced the most comprehensive and […]
July 25, 2016
Nicholas Papageorge’s Research Cited in Science Magazine
Assistant Professor Nicholas Papageorge’s research, jointly with Seth Gershenson and Stephen B. Holt, was cited in the July 1, 2016 issue of Science Magazine. Their research on teacher expectations found that nonblack teachers have lower expectations for black students than black teachers do, among other findings.
May 11, 2016
Four Graduate Students Receive 2015-2016 Awards
The Economics Department is pleased to announce that four graduate students have received awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. Ed Crawley received the Eugenio and Patricia Castillo Award for the best performance of a student in the first two years in the program and Sohini Mahapatra received the Bruce Hamilton Research Seminar Award for the […]
May 11, 2016
2015-2016 Professor Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Awards Announced
Congratulations to Alanna Bjorklund-Young, Sohini Mahapatra, Chang Ma, Ryan Bush and Kevin Yuan, the winners of the 2015-2016 Professor Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Awards! These awards are given annually to those graduate students who have shown excellence as a teaching assistant or instructor in the undergraduate economics program. The award was initiated by Joel and […]
May 3, 2016
Barbara Morgan Announced Winner of this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award
Barbara Morgan is the recipient of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award for this year. Congratulations Barbara! Below are quotes from some of the student nominations. “One of my favorite aspects of Dr. Morgan’s teaching style is the thoughtfulness she dedicates to every assignment and lesson. She carefully takes time […]