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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

boston college


Women, Divorce and Retirement

The later a woman divorces, the more likely she is to be working full time late in life, according to a study co-authored by Professor of Economics Claudia Olivetti. 

Labor and Inflation Complicate Fed’s Plans to Raise Rates

The New York Times quoted Economics Professor Peter Ireland on the Fed's timing and conditions for raising interest rates.

Timing of Fed Rate Increase

Professor Bob Murphy weighs in on the timing of the Fed's next move on Marketplace Radio.

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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