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.
Jere R. Behrman, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics and Sociology and Research Associate of the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania, received the biennial Irene B. Taeuber 2017 award at the Population Association of America Annual Meetings in Chicago on 28 April.
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to name José-Víctor Ríos-Rull the Lawrence R. Klein Professor of Economics in Penn Arts and Sciences.
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to name Hanming Fang the Class of 1965 Term Professor of Economics in Penn Arts and Sciences.
Congratulations on this honor.