Department News and Announcements Archive
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
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 […]
June 30, 2015
Congratulations to our recent PhD, Emek Karaca!
Congratulations to Emek Karaca, who successfully defended his dissertation on June 8, 2015.
June 3, 2015
Yingyao Hu Promoted to Full Professor
On May 28-29, upon recommendation from President Ronald Daniels, the Board of Trustees voted to promote Yingyao Hu to Full Professor in the Department. Professor Hu is a highly accomplished and productive scholar and has published many influential papers in econometrics, including papers in the top journals in the field. His work extends from econometric […]