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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

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Fed Officials Test New Argument for Tightening: Protect the Poor

Economics Professor Peter Ireland is quoted in Bloomberg about the Fed's monetary policy plans and protecting the poor. 

NBER Faculty Research Fellow

Assistant Professor Anant Nyshadham has been appointed to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) as a Faculty Research Fellow of their Development Economics Program. The NBER is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization, and a Faculty Research Fellow is a junior member of the research groups. NBER researchers are regarded as the leading scholars in their field.  Congratulations to Anant!

Consequences of Family Policies

More than parental leave or flexible schedules, government spending on early childhood care and education had the single biggest effect on boosting women's employment and on decreasing gender pay gap, according to a study comparing various policies in 22 industrialized countries. The report, co-authored by Professor of Economics Claudia Olivetti, recently was highlighted by the New York Times.

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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