Department News and Announcements Archive

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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]