Department News and Announcements Archive

April 14, 2016

2015-2016 Ely Lecture Series April 4-6, 2016


Professor Robert Porter (Northwestern University), delivered the 2015-2016 Richard Ely Distinguished Lecture Series April 4-6 [Link].

February 29, 2016

11th Greater New York Metropolitan Area Econometrics Colloquium


The 11th Greater New York Metropolitan Area Econometrics Colloquium will take place on Saturday, March 5 at Hodson Hall room 213. The program and list of confirmed participants are found here. 

January 27, 2016

JHU Economics Has Moved


As of January 2016, the Department of Economics has relocated to the fifth floor of Wyman Park Building. This is our new home. Mergenthaler Hall was left by economists and staff members with infinite memories.  

December 1, 2015

In Memoriam


Herbert E. Scarf (1930-2015):  mathematical economist and a well-wisher of the JHU economics department.  A Memorial statement can be of  found here.

October 12, 2015

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 14 students from the United States and 6 other countries.

October 7, 2015

Professor Jon Faust Investigates the Myth of Normal


Professor Jon Faust wrote a joint paper with Professor Eric M. Leeper (Indiana University) on “The Myth of Normal: The Bumpy Story of Inflation and Monetary Policy.” It was mentioned as the “Coolest Paper at 2015 Jackson Hole” in the blog by Francis X. Diebold, a professor of economics, finance and statistics at the University […]

October 1, 2015

Professor John Quah to Join the Faculty as Full Professor in January 2016


The department welcomes John Quah to join the faculty as full Professor in January 2016. John Quah is currently Distinguished Professor of Economics at the National University of Singapore and also Professor of Economic Theory at Oxford University. He is an official fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford. John Quah completed his doctoral studies at […]

September 30, 2015

Congratulations to our recent PhDs, Gwyn Pauley, Gizem Kosar Karaca, and Hai Nguyen!


Congratulations to Gwyn Pauley, Gizem Kosar Karaca, and Hai Nguyen, who all successfully defended their dissertations recently.

September 14, 2015

Assistant Professor Nicholas Papageorge investigates teachers’ beliefs about their students


Assistant Professor Nicholas Papageorge has coauthored a paper, “Who Believes in Me?  The Effect of Student-Teacher Demographic Mismatch on Teacher Beliefs,” which has garnered some public and media attention.   The study, finding that white teachers have lower expectations for the future educational success of black students than black teachers do, has been discussed on a […]

August 31, 2015

Professors Yingyao Hu and Robert Moffitt examine unemployment and labor force participation in China


Professors Yingyao Hu and Robert Moffitt, together with coauthor Shuaizhang Feng, have a new working paper, “Long Run Trends in Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in China,” which shows that the official unemployment rate released by the government of China vastly understates the true unemployment rate and greatly exaggerates its stability. The true unemployment shot […]