Department News and Announcements Archive


Professor Yingyao Hu Appointed as the New Chair of the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Professor Yingyao Hu will be serving as the next chair of the department beginning July 1st 2019, with a term extending until July 2021. Professor Hu has been with the department since 2007. He is a Hopkins alumnus with an MSE in mathematical science and an […]


Professor Papageorge, Somasree Dasgupta and Muhammad Husain Promoted

Congratulations to Nick Papageorge, who was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure after rigorous reviews by the Homewood Academic Council. Congratulations to Somasree Dasgupta and Muhammad Husain, who were promoted from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer.


Matthew Kahn joins Johns Hopkins as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Matthew Kahn, an economist with expertise in urban and environmental economics, will join Johns Hopkins in Fall 2019 as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Carey School of Business.   He will also serve as Director of the Johns  Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative, a university-wide initiative […]


2019 JHU Department of Economics Newsletter

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It was another busy year for the Economics Department, with faculty and graduate student research activities, research conferences, seminars, and graduate student awards.  Read the 2018-19 Newsletter here.


2018-2019 Professor Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Awards Announced

Congratulations to Emma Kalish, Shiqi Wang and Xinyu Zhao, the winners of the 2018-2019 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 […]


Professor Robert Moffitt Elected as a Member of The National Academy of Sciences

Robert Moffitt, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics, was elected as a member of The National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Robert Moffitt has been a national associate of the National Academy […]


Four Graduate Students Receive 2018-2019 Awards

The Economics Department is pleased to announce that four graduate students have received awards for the 2018-2019 academic year. Xinyu Zhao received the Eugenio and Patricia Castillo Award for the best performance in the first two years in the program and Andrew Gray received the Bruce Hamilton Research Seminar Award for the best performance in […]