Juan Pablo Atal, Assistant Professor of Economics, was named one of the Axilrod Fellows for the Axilrod Term Fund in Health and Inequality at the School of Arts & Sciences
Richard A. Axilrod (WG’85) and Nancy M. Axilrod, Penn parents, have made a $2 million gift to establish the Axilrod Term Fund in Health and Inequality. The fund has enabled Penn Arts and Sciences to recruit three new faculty members who will help establish Penn as a worldwide center for the analysis of inequality and health, with a specific focus on the distribution of health outcomes and how this distribution is shaped by social policies.
A new book from economist Jeremy Greenwood looks at the effects of technological progress on home life.
Professor of Economics. Jeremy Greenwood’s new book “Evolving Households: The Imprint of Technology on Life” published in January 2019 by The MIT Press was excerpted and featured in an article in Penn Today How the appliance boom moved more women into the workforce.
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 three new members to its standing Economics faculty for the 2018-2019 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.