It was another busy year for the Economics Department, with faculty and graduate student research activities, research conferences, seminars, and graduate student awards.
Department News and Announcements Archive
Incoming Assistant Professor Yujung Hwang’s Dissertation on “General Equilibrium Theory and Empirical Analysis of Immigrants’ Neighborhood Sorting and Social Integration” has been selected as a winner of the 2019 Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) Dissertation Prize. HCEO Announcement
Congratulations to Emma Kalish, Shiqi Wang and Xinyu Zhao, the winners of the 2018-2019 Professor Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Awards! These awards are given annually to those graduate students who have shown excellence as a teaching assistant or instructor in the undergraduate economics program. The award was initiated by Joel and Monia Dean and generously […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Prerna Rakheja is a finalist for this year’s Excellence in Teaching Awards for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in the Undergraduate Teaching – Teaching Assistant category. https://krieger.jhu.edu/teachingaward/
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)
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, […]
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.