Department News and Announcements Archive


JHU Economics Club has been Created

The JHU Economics Club is a newly created club with the purpose of connecting current economics undergraduate students with each other, economics graduate students, Johns Hopkins alumni and other professionals working in relevant fields. The club organizes two to three events per semester and all Hopkins undergraduates with interest in economics are invited to participate […]


2019-2020 Ely Lecture Series February 24-26, 2020

2019-2020 Ely Lecture Series February 24-26, 2020
Professor Susan Athey (Stanford GSB) will deliver the 2019-2020 Richard Ely Distinguished Lecture Series entitled “Machine Learning in Economics: Methods and Applications” on February 24-26.


Congratulations to Our Department Basketball Team

Our Economics Department Intramural Basketball team won the JHU Intramural 3-on-3 Basketball Championship! This is the second time our team won the championship in last 4 years. Here are photos of our captains presenting a Championship T-shirt to our Graduate Program Director.


New Doctoral Students Welcome Party

New Doctoral Students Welcome Party
The Department of Economics welcomed our incoming class of doctoral students in the annual department celebration on September 16th. The incoming class consists of 9 students.


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

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

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 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 […]