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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 […]

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 […]

2014-2015 Professor Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Awards Announced


Congratulations to Ryan Bush, Parul Gupta, and Yeabin Moon, the winners of the 2014-2015 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 Monia Dean and generously […]

Four Graduate Students Receive 2014-2015 Awards

The Economics Department is pleased to announced that four graduate students have received awards for the 2013-2014 academic year. Graduate Student Jianhui Li was awarded the Eugenio and Patricia Castillo Award for the best performance of a student in the first two years in the program and Metin Uyanik was awarded the Bruce Hamilton Research […]