Kelly Quinn has been selected to receive a 2018 School of Arts and Sciences Staff Recognition Award.
The department is delighted that Kelly Quinn has been selected to receive a 2018 School of Arts and Sciences Staff Recognition Award.
The Econometric Society has just announced that Hanming Fang, Class of 1965 Term Professor of Economics, and Frank Schorfheide, Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department, were elected fellows of the Econometric Society.
Daniel E. Polsky, who received a PhD in economics from our department in 1996, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine.
Dirk Krueger, professor of economics has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences.
Economics Doctoral candidate Tomás Larroucau worked with psychologist Coren Apicella and a psychology Doctoral canidate Kristopher Smith, Larroucau and Smith conducted research with the Hadza people of Tanzania, one of the last remaining nomadic hunter-gatherer populations. The six years of work shows that, year after year, cooperators live with other cooperators—results remarkable in light of Hadza residence patterns. Their group settings, called camps, change every six to eight weeks, meaning individuals reside with different people each year.
Recent Graduate Donato Onorato is a Finalist in the International Atlantic Economic Society's Best Undergraduate Paper Competition
Donato Onorato, a 2018 Penn graduate who majored in mathematical economics, has been selected as one of four finalists in the International Atlantic Economic Society's 14th Annual Best Undergraduate Paper Competition.
Penn Arts and Sciences has appointed two new members to its standing Economics faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Jesús Fernández-Villaverde argues that a purely private monetary system, such as Bitcoin, is not a cure-all for the problems of over-issuing, double-spending, and counterfeiting. Cryptocurrency fails to provide the socially optimum quantity of money and requires additional regulation, he says. Read the full article in The Wharton School's Public Policy Initiative Issue Brief: Volume 6, Number 5.
Professor Peter F. Christoffersen, Professor of Finance and TMX Chair in Capital Markets at the University of Toronto, passed away on June 22, 2018.
Assistant Professor of Economics, Frank DiTraglia has been awarded a course development grant for ECON 224: Statistical Learning and Causal Inference for Economics by the SAIL course development grant committee. This new course will focus on modern techniques and essential skills in data analysis. It builds on the material taught in Econ 103 and Econ 104.