Department News and Announcements Archive

Video: Ely Lecture Series "Global Banking Glut and Its Consequences"

On September 14, 2011, Hyun Song Shin of Princeton University delivered his first lecture for the 2011-2012 Ely Lecture Series. In his series titled “Banks, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,” this particular lecture focused on the global banking glut and its consequences. An economic theorist whose work often examines the beliefs of market participants and […]


2011 (Fall) Sumerlin Lecture

The Fall, 2011, Lecturer will be Prof. David Laibson, Harvard University. He will speak about Behavioral Economics, the intersection of Economics with Psychology. November 18, 2011, 6 PM, at the University of California Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036


Video: Olivier Jeanne on "Macro and Growth Policies in the Wake of the Crisis"

Professor Jeanne spoke at Session VI of this year’s IMF research conferences. He and his fellow panelists discussed “Macro and Growth Policies in the Wake of the Crisis” during this session, and Olivier’s presentation focused on two topics: the overlooked capital account policies of China and global financial safety nets.


2010-11 Award winners announced

Congratulations to James Lake, winner of the Bruce Hamilton Research Seminar Award This award is given annually to the advanced graduate student who has demonstrated the best performance in one of the department’s research seminars. It is generously funded by alumnus Eugenio Castillo and his wife, Patricia, and is named in honor of Professor Emeritus […]


Joe Harrington’s research wins

Joe Harrington

Joe Harrington and his co-author Iwan Bos received Honorable Mention for the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for antitrust scholarship for their 2010 RAND Journal of Economics article on “Endogenous Cartel Formation with Heterogeneous Firms”. The article will be recognized at the annual conference of the American Antitrust Institute on June 23rd at […]


Simulating worst-case scenarios

Josh Epstein (Medicine, joint with Economics) launches the Center for Advanced Modeling in the Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences to develop simulations of chronic diseases, economic turmoil and sudden disasters Read the full story at the JHU Gazette >>


Will it hurt? Macroeconomic effects of fiscal consolidation

Daniel Leigh

Dr. Daniel Leigh (JHU PhD, 2004) of the IMF was interviewed on Fox Business in connection with his new study, “Will it hurt? Macroeconomic effects of fiscal consolidation.” His study was also recently discussed in The Economist. Read the full article at The Economist Watch the Fox Business interview


2010 Inaugural Summerlin Lecture

Prof. Carmen Reinhart of the University of Maryland will give the inaugural Sumerlin Lecture on “This Time is Different – Eight Centuries of Financial Folly”. This distinguished lecture series is generously funded by Marc Sumerlin, who is a graduate of the Krieger School’s MA Program in Applied Economics. The lecture will take place on October 15th at […]