Department News and Announcements Archive

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.

Four Graduate Students Receive 2015-2016 Awards

The Economics Department is pleased to announce that four graduate students have received awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. Ed Crawley received the Eugenio and Patricia Castillo Award for the best performance of a student in the first two years in the program and Sohini Mahapatra received the Bruce Hamilton Research Seminar Award for the […]

2015-2016 Professor Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Awards Announced


Congratulations to Alanna Bjorklund-Young, Sohini Mahapatra, Chang Ma, Ryan Bush and Kevin Yuan, the winners of the 2015-2016 Professor Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Awards! These awards are given annually to those graduate students who have shown excellence as a teaching assistant or instructor in the undergraduate economics program. The award was initiated by Joel and […]

Barbara Morgan Announced Winner of this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award


Barbara Morgan is the recipient of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award for this year. Congratulations Barbara! Below are quotes from some of the student nominations. “One of my favorite aspects of Dr. Morgan’s teaching style is the thoughtfulness she dedicates to every assignment and lesson. She carefully takes time […]

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.

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.