Spencer Kersh Presented his Thesis: “Housing Externalities and Qualified Opportunity Zones: The Impact on Housing Prices of Federal Economic Development Programs” at Georgetown’s Carroll Round 20 conference.
We are proud to announce that former Penn Economics graduate Naoki Aizawa (Ph.D. 2014) has received the Prize for Best Paper in Quantitative Economics published in the past two years, awarded by the Econometric Society, for his paper "Labor Market Sorting and Health Insurance System Design"
The Phi Beta Kappa Society inducted the following economics majors into the society.
Elizaveta Brover (Junior)
Stephanie Grossman (Senior)
Kristina Mullen (Senior)
Emma Ronzetti (Senior)
Zachary Rovner (Senior)
Yue Xi (Senior)
Linda Zou (Senior)
Anne Duchene, the Director of the Microeconomic Principles Program in the Department of Economics, won the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty. This award is presented annually in recognition of the contribution to undergraduate education made by the School's adjunct professors and lecturers.
Jere R. Behrman, Principle Investigator on new grant, African Economic Research Consortium "Early-Life Human Capital Investments in SSA", in the context of the AERC Collaborative project on "Human Capital Development in Africa”.
Economics Professor Jere Behrman, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics and Sociology, Is included in “Highly Cited Researchers (h>100) according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles”
Aislinn Bohren's paper "The Dynamics of Discrimination: Theory and Evidence" won the 2020 Exeter Prize
Aislinn Bohren's paper "The Dynamics of Discrimination: Theory and Evidence" (with Alex Imas and Michael Rosenberg, AER 2019 won the 2020 Exeter Prize for the best paper published in the previous calendar year in a peer-reviewed journal in the fields of Experimental Economics, Behavioural Economics and Decision Theory.
Economics Professor, Frank Diebold presented Entering the Pandemic: The Joint Progression of COVID-19 and Economic Growth in the U.S. for the University's 60 Second Lecture Series.
The Econometric Society has just announced that Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, Graduate Chair and Professor of Economics, and Dirk Krueger, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and Editor of the International Economic Review, were elected fellows of the Econometric Society.
The Richard Stone prize is awarded biennially for the best paper published in the preceding two volumes of the Journal of Applied Econometrics. The prize is for his paper, "Estimating Global Bank Network Connectedness," written with co-authors Mert Demirer (MIT), Laura Liu (Indiana University), and Kamil Yilmaz (Koç University).