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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

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How the 'Brexit' Vote Could Impact Americans

Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy discussed the impact on the U.S. of Britain's vote to exit the European Union. 

The Federal Reserve resembles a defective car--Here's how to fix it

Economics Professor Robert Murphy claims the potential benefits of a rate cut would be smaller than the communication issues the move would cause.

Weak Employment Report Dims Prospect of Rate Hike

Economics Professor Peter Ireland is quoted in Reuters saying that the Fed may have "second thoughts" about raising interest rates after employment report reveals weak job growth in May. 

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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