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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

boston college


Gender Gaps in Developed Economies

Economics professor and NBER research associate Claudia Olivetti summarizes her findings on the causes, characteristics, and consequences of gender differences in pay and employment levels in the U.S. and other OECD economies.

How the 'Brexit' Vote Could Impact Americans

Associate Professor of Economics Robert Murphy discussed the impact on the U.S. of Britain's vote to exit the European Union. 

The Federal Reserve resembles a defective car--Here's how to fix it

Economics Professor Robert Murphy claims the potential benefits of a rate cut would be smaller than the communication issues the move would cause.

Recent 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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