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. http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/Govt_Relations/index.php
Department News and Announcements Archive
The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced the appointment of Jon Faust as special adviser in the Office of Board Members, effective January 17. Link to Press Release
General Department News, Faculty News, Graduate Student News, Alumni News, Hope to see you in Chicago in the December 2011 newsletter
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. http://www.nber.org/board.html
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 […]
Meet our 2011/2012 Job Market Candidates: Daniel Barth, James Lake, Brian Phelan, Jon Samuels, Rodrigo Sekkel, Weifeng Wu
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8:30 am Organizing Committee: Edi Karni, Johns Hopkins University; Simon Grant, University of Queensland; John Quiggin, University of Queensland. View the conference webpage
Congratulations to Yingyao Hu on being appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Econometrics! His term will begin on January 1, 2012 and will be for three years.
On September 23, 2011 Professor Olivier Jeanne delivered the keynote address at the 4th Journal of International Money and Finance Conference: “The Triffin Dilemma and the Saver’s Curse”
Professor Larry Ball testified on September 20th before the Joint Economic Committee on “Federal Debt and the U.S. Economy.” Written testimony is available as a PDF download, and video is available in C-SPAN archives.