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Congratulations to Oriana Bandiera (2000 BC Ph. D.) for her Election to Fellow of the Econometric Society

From Hideo Konishi, Chair: I am writing to you to report great news.  One of our former graduate students was elected Fellow of Econometric Society recently. Her name is Oriana Bandiera (PhD in Economics '00). Oriana is a full Professor at London School of Economics, and the Director of STICERD at LSE. LSE is one of the world top five schools, and STICERD is a top institution for research in development, growth, and income inequality among others. Being elected Fellow of Econometric Society is one of the most prestigious honors in Economics. Oriana was also elected Fellow of British Academy of Sciences last year, too.

Oriana has been conducting important research in the fields of development economics, labor economics, and contract theory. Her publications include the following ones in top economics journals: “Social Networks and the Adoption of New Technology in Northern Mozambique,” “Intentions to Participate in Adolescent Training Programs: Evidence from Uganda,” and most recently, “Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies.”

Oriana came to give an HED (Human and Economic Development) lecture, "Social Incentives in Organization," just this October, and we enjoyed her lecture and a reception afterwards as many of you must remember.

Many congratulations to Oriana!

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The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump

Boston College, November 17, 2016, a panel discussion with George Alogoskoufis (Tufts and Athens University), James Anderson (BC), Robert Murphy (BC), introduced and moderated by Fabio Schiantarelli (BC)

Jobs Report Shows Solid Gains

Economists dismissed Donald Trump's attempt to discredit the Bureau of Labor Statistics report showing solid job gains in October. Robert Murphy, a professor at Boston College and former economist on the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, told CNN that the BLS "has high integrity."

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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