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)
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Date: March 6, 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.
Date: November 5, 2018
Category: Ely Lecture
Professor Orazio Attanasio (UCL) will deliver the 2018-2019 Richard Ely Distinguished Lecture Series entitled “Human Capital Creation in the Early Years in Developing Countries” on November 12-15.
Date: October 22, 2018
Turning national growth-indexed bonds into European assets: A proposal to strengthen the euro area The idea of growth-indexed bonds has recently regained momentum in policy circles, but research has shown they are unlikely to substantially decrease the risk of a debt explosion in advanced economies if not issued through a large and coordinated mechanism. This […]
Date: October 12, 2018
The department of economics hosted the Annual Health Econometrics Workshop on Sept. 28-29. Recordings of the workshop sessions can be accessed below. September 28 morning session September 28 afternoon session September 29 session
Date: October 10, 2018
Nicholas Papageorge’s Work (coauthored with JHU alumnus Kevin Thom) that brings genetic analysis into economics was featured in the Washington Post.