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Economics Department Highlights 2016

Three new faculty joined the department, the economics major continued it's record growth, and a professor's retirement after over a half-century of teaching were some of the department highlights in 2016.  Read more about these and other faculty, alumni, graduate and undergraduate achievements in the 39th Boston College Economics Department Newsletter.


Retirement and "Unretirement"

Research by Professor of Economics Joseph Quinn--conducted with alumni Kevin Cahill and Michael Giandrea, who received their master's and doctoral degrees in economics from BC--has shown that a majority of older Americans earn an income during "retirement" years. Their findings are highlighted in an article on phased retirement (also known as "unretirement") and other improvements made to Norway's retirement system.

What Comes After Obamacare?

Can the GOP improve on the Affordable Care Act? Associate Professor of the Practice of Economics Sam Richardson weighs in on NECN "The Take."

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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