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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

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Year End Growth in Jobs and Wages

Professor Robert Murphy told CNNMoney that the economy "continued to move forward" in 2016 as employment and wages rose.

The Real Deal on Automaker Financing

In Car and Driver, Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy explains automaker financing deals and the timing of when to buy.

Trends in Holiday Shopping

Professor of the Practice Economics Can Erbil assesses this holiday shopping season, which officially kicked off on Black Friday, and discusses the impact of online retailers, in an interview with WGBH "Morning Edition."

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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