Department News and Announcements Archive


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 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

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

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

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


2018-2019 Ely Lecture Series November 12-15, 2018

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.