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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

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Economics Impact Factors

Oxford University Press lists Professor Michael Grubb's paper, "Consumer Inattention and Bill-Shock Regulation," as one of five "highly cited articles" in the prestigious Review of Economic Studies.

The Fed's Pessimism About Productivity Growth May Prove Self-fulfilling

The Economist referenced Professor Susanto Basu's "seminal" 2006 paper published in the American Economic Review "Are Technology Improvements Contractionary?," in their piece on the Fed's pessimism about American productivity.

The Average Mid-Forties Male College Graduate Earns 55% More Than His Female Counterparts

The wage gap between college-educated men and women starts small, but it snowballs significantly over time, economists Erling Barth, Claudia Goldin, Sari Pekkala Kerr, and Claudia Olivetti write in an article in the Harvard Business Review. New York Times, Wall Street Journal

Selected Publications

"Overconfident Consumers in the Marketplace," Michael D. Grubb, Journal of Economic Perspectives, (Fall 2015; PDF)

"In the Name of the Son (and the Daughter): Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1940," Claudia Olivetti and M. Daniele Paserman, American Economic Review, (08/2015, PDF)

"Sufficient Statistics for Tariff Reform when Revenue Matters," James E. Anderson, and J. Peter Neary. Journal of international Economics, (2016, PDf)

"Information in Tender Offers with a Large Shareholder," Mehmet Ekmekci and Nenad Kos, Econometrica, (01/2016, PDF)

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