Breaking the bank: A discussion with economics professor Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde on the history and future of cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been around for a long time, historically in the form of tokens, Jesús Fernández-Villaverde of the School of Arts
Mark Perfect, a Mathematical Economics major, was awarded the Yardley Award from Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. The award was for his project under the direction of Professor Jere Behrman and Professor Holger Sieg, “Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Measuring the Impact of the Recovery School District on Student Outcomes.”
Recent Penn Economics graduates win the National Institute of Justice's Real-Time Crime Forecasting Competition
Recent Penn Economics graduates Mike Chirico (BA'11, PhD'17) and Pau Pereira (PhD'17) were two members of a winning team (Team Kernel Glitches) in the National Inst
Penn Study: Student Debt Alters Career, Partner Paths for Young Female Lawyers by economists Holger Sieg of Penn and Yu Wang of Ryerson.
A new center at Penn aims to give researchers a place to access and overlay rich sets of federal confidential data concerning everything from healthcare and labor to housing and urban demographics. The center, which will open in September 2017, is called the Philadelphia Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC).
Penn Arts and Sciences has appointed two new members to its standing Economics faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year.
George J. Mailath, Professor of Economics and Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences, Department Chair, Andrew Postlewaite, Harry P. Kamen Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, and Rakesh Vohra, George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor were elected as fellows of the Game Theory Society.
Jeremy Greenwood, Professor of Economics and José-Víctor Ríos-Rull, Lawrence R. Klein Professor of Economics were elected Economic Theory Fellows for the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory in June 2017.
We are pleased to announce the official launch of VoxChina.org. VoxChina is an independent, non-partisan and nonprofit platform we initiated with the support from a group of experienced and accomplished economists serving on the Advisory Board and the Editorial Board.
In May 2017, the Economics Department hosted an international conference focusing on the econometric analysis of "big data." The conference attracted leading scholars from around the world.