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 […]
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Date: May 1, 2019
Date: April 25, 2019
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 […]
Date: April 16, 2019
Please join us for the third annual conference in the Social and Political Economics series, a joint endeavor of Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. The theme of this year’s conference is “”(De)centralization and Incentives.” Organizers of the conference are Assistant Professor Marcelo Fernandez of JHU’s Krieger […]
Date: March 29, 2019
Prerna Rakheja is a finalist for this year’s Excellence in Teaching Awards for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in the Undergraduate Teaching – Teaching Assistant category. https://krieger.jhu.edu/teachingaward/
Date: March 6, 2019
Professor Moffitt’s coauthored report on child poverty, commissioned by the US Congress, was released by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Child Poverty Rate Could Be Cut in Half in Next Decade Following Proposals in New Expert Report A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty (2019)
Date: March 1, 2019
Household indebtedness did not weaken US monetary transmission post-crisis There is little evidence on whether deteriorating household balance sheets in advanced economies have made monetary policy less effective since the Global Crisis. Using US household-level data, this column shows that the responsiveness of household consumption to monetary policy has in fact diminished since the crisis, […]
Date: February 26, 2019
Yujung Hwang and Lixiong Li will be joining the department for the 2019-2020 academic year. Yujung Hwang is an applied microeconomist with particular interests on culture, family, and immigration. Lixiong Li’s primary research interests are in econometric theory and industrial organization.
Date: December 26, 2018
Professor Robert Moffitt was interviewed by the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group at University of Chicago. 3 Questions with Robert Moffitt
Date: December 14, 2018
Professor Laurence Ball’s book – “The Fed and Lehman Brothers: Setting the Record Straight on a Financial Disaster” was selected as one of the “Best books of 2018: Economics” by the Financial Times.
Date: November 28, 2018
Category: Ely Lecture
Photos from Professor Orazio Attanasio (UCL) delivering the 2018-2019 Richard Ely Distinguished Lecture Series entitled “Human Capital Creation in the Early Years in Developing Countries” on November 12-15.