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Boston College Economics Professor Cited by Nobel Committee

Arthur Lewbel, the inaugural holder of the Barbara A. and Patrick E. Roche chair in economics at Boston College, had three of his papers cited by the Nobel committee in explaining the influence and importance of this year's recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. One of Lewbel's cited publications is a survey article, while the other two are extensions of Angus Deaton's prize winning work.

What Europe Can Learn From Turkey's Treatment of Syrian Refugees

Professor of economics Mathis Wagner's article on the lessons learned from Turkey's handling of the Syrian refugee crisis is featured in The Huffington Post's "What’s Working Honor Roll" series.

Milder Winter and Lower Energy Prices Forecasted

The Northeast, the region most reliant on home heating oil, will get a huge windfall this winter because of the big decline in oil prices as well as expected warmer weather. Professor Bob Murphy explains how this combination could affect consumer spending.

Recent Selected Publications

Kevin E. Cahill, Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, Michael D. Giandrea, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Joseph F. Quinn, "The Impact of Hours Flexibility on Career Employment, Bridge Jobs, and the Timing of Retirement" (02/2014; PDF)

Michael D. Grubb
, "Behavioral Consumers in Industrial Organization" (05/2015; PDF)

Christopher F Baum
, Hans Lööf (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Pardis Nabavi (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), and Andreas Stephan (Jönkoping International Business School), "A New Approach to Estimation of the R&D-Innovation-Productivity Relationship" (05/2015; PDF)

Scott Fulford
, Ivan Petkov and Fabio Schiantarelli, "Does It Matter Where You Came From? Ancestry Composition and Economic Performance of U.S. Counties, 1850-2010" (05/2015; PDF)

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