Department News and Announcements Archive

2017 AEA Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL

Faculty and graduate students were well represented at the AEA Meetings in Chicago, January 6-8.   Professors Balat, Carroll, Hu, Jeanne, Korinek, Papageorge, and Wright were on the program.  The alumni reception was attended by more than 50 people and by many of the Department’s graduate alumni, with those attending having the opportunity to meet old […]


Congratulations to Our Champions

JHU Kickball Champions

Two times in a row! Our Economics Department won the JHU Kickball Championship in late September and last night our team won the JHU Intramural 3vs3 Basketball League. Kudos to our teams! See the photo gallery for more pictures of our winners.


New Doctoral Students Welcome Party

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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.


2016 NSF Mathematical Economics Conference @ JHU

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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.


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 […]


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 […]


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.