Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

boston college


Article Published in Econometrica Examines the Effect of Ownership Structure on Takeovers

Associate Professor Mehmet Ekmekci's recently published article "Information in Tender Offers With a Large Shareholder" explores the effects of the interplay between the presence of a minority large shareholder and dispersed private information held by the shareholders in takeover contests where the raider is exposed to free-riding.


Boston College Economics Department Year in Review

After facing several years of unprecedented demand for the undergraduate major and minor, the economics department was allowed to hire seven new faculty for the 2015–2016 academic year to strengthen its offerings.  Learn more about them and the achievements of our exceptional faculty and students in the 38th Boston College Economics Department Newsletter.

Fed President's Move from Academia to Government Drove a Shift in Economic Perspective

Murray and Monti Professor Peter Ireland was quoted in the Wall Street Journal regarding Narayana Kocherlakota's shift in policy views during his tenure as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.



Recent Selected Publications

Kevin E. Cahill, Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, Michael D. Giandrea, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Joseph F. Quinn, "The Impact of Hours Flexibility on Career Employment, Bridge Jobs, and the Timing of Retirement" (02/2014; PDF)

Michael D. Grubb
, "Behavioral Consumers in Industrial Organization" (05/2015; PDF)

Christopher F Baum
, Hans Lööf (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Pardis Nabavi (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), and Andreas Stephan (Jönkoping International Business School), "A New Approach to Estimation of the R&D-Innovation-Productivity Relationship" (05/2015; PDF)

Scott Fulford
, Ivan Petkov and Fabio Schiantarelli, "Does It Matter Where You Came From? Ancestry Composition and Economic Performance of U.S. Counties, 1850-2010" (05/2015; PDF)

Please note: To view Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) formatted files you will need the free Adobe Acrobat file reader.