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Department of Economics

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Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships

The prestigious semester Dissertation Fellowships sponsored by the Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded to Igor Karagodsky and Penglong Zhang.

In addition, Ana Lariau Bolentini, Ethan Struby, and Solvejg Wewel have been awarded Fellowships for the summer of 2016.







Graduate Students Awarded the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award

The Economics Department is pleased to announce that Lauren Hoehn Velasco received the Donald J. White Teaching Fellow Award and Pierre De Leo the Donald J. White Teaching Assistant Award. The award, named after the former dean of the Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, was established to recognize graduate teaching fellows and teaching assistants who distinguished themselves in classroom instruction.

Economists Dispute Trump's Recession Claim

Economists dispute Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. is heading towards a "massive recession."  Boston College economics professor Robert Murphy calls Trump’s comments "completely unfounded."



Recent 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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