Department News and Announcements Archive


Professor Robert Moffitt Elected as a Member of The National Academy of Sciences

Professor Robert Moffitt Elected as a Member of The National Academy of Sciences
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 […]


Four Graduate Students Receive 2018-2019 Awards

Four Graduate Students Receive 2018-2019 Awards
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 […]


Conference in the Social and Political Economics Series – May 3-4, 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 School […]


Professor Robert Moffitt Coauthored a Report on Child Poverty

Professor Robert Moffitt Coauthored a Report on Child Poverty
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)


JHU PhD student Shujaat Khan’s coauthored column featured in VoxEU

JHU PhD student Shujaat Khan’s coauthored column featured in VoxEU
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, […]


The Department Welcomes New Faculty for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

The Department Welcomes New Faculty for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
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.


HCEO – 3 Questions with Robert Moffitt

HCEO – 3 Questions with Robert Moffitt
Professor Robert Moffitt was interviewed by the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group at University of Chicago. 3 Questions with Robert Moffitt