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Carolyn and Edward Wenk Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy on Friday, April 27

Dr. Molly K. Macauley (PhD 1983), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow at the Resources for the Future delivered the Carolyn and Edward Wenk Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy on Friday, April 27, on the Homewood campus. Macauley talk, “Forever Ours: Technology, Economics and Institutions for Managing Long-Lived Environmental Problems,” began at […]

A Public Lecture by Professor Eric Schliesser

Public lecture on “The Construction of an Imperial Paradigm: Milton Friedman, George Stigler, Thomas Kuhn, and the Rise and Fall of Chicago Economics 1940-1976” by Professor Eric Schliesser [1][2], BOF Research Professor, Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.

Stellar Faculty Recruiting Year – Jorge Balat, Nick Papageorge and Yuya Sasaki joining the department in Fall 2012

Arriving in Fall 2012 are two assistant professors in applied microeconomics – Jorge Balat in industrial organization from Yale and Nick Papageorge in health and labor economics from Washington U. at St. Louis – and an assistant professor in microeconometrics – Yuya Sasaki from Brown. All three are superb additions to a core of microeconomists […]

2012 (Spring) Sumerlin Lecture

The Spring 2012 Sumerlin Lecture will be given by Prof. Edward Glaeser of Harvard University. He will speak on “Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, Happier”. Details: Friday, April 13, 6:00 pm, at the University of California Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Professor Robert Moffitt appointed Chair of the AEA Committee on Government Relations

Professor Robert Moffitt has been appointed by the President of the American Economic Association, Christopher Sims, to be Chair of the AEA Committee on Government Relations. The Committee represents the interests of the economics profession in Washington, D.C. and around the country.

2011 JHU Department of Economics Newsletter


General Department News, Faculty News, Graduate Student News, Alumni News, Hope to see you in Chicago in the December 2011 newsletter

Professor Christopher Carroll on the Board of Directors of the NBER

Professor Christopher Carroll recently began a five year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the NBER. He is the representative, on the NBER Board, of the American Statistical Association.

John Quiggin – Euro Crisis’s Enabler: The Central Bank – NYTimes

John Quiggin, the Hinkley Visiting Professor for 2011 published an opinion piece on the European crisis in the New York Times of November 9. Professor Quiggin placed much of the blame for the crisis on the restrictive policies of the European Central Bank, and particularly its outgoing president Jean-Claude Trichet. Quiggin argued that the ECB […]