Petra Todd and Jere R. Behrman were awarded a National Science Foundation Social and Econonomic Science grant for “Using New Longitudinal Linked Data to Investigate the Determinants of Educational Attainment and Achievement in Mexico.”
Petra Todd and Jere R. Behrman were awarded a National Science Foundation Social and Econonomic Science grant for “Using New Longitudinal Linked Data to Investigate the Determinants of Educational Attainment and Achievement in Mexico.” This project will use newly available administrative test score and survey data to analyze the determinants of educational attainment and achievement of grade 6-12 Mexican students and to evaluate impacts of the Prospera conditional cash transfer (CCT) program.
Congratulations to Omkar Katta! Omkar is an undergraduate student majoring in Mathematical Economics. In recognition of his outstanding academic performance and intellectual promise, he has been included in the list of 2020 Dean's Scholars
Aoife Coady‘s “The Effect of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act on Physician Prescribing Behavior: Evidence from Medicaid,” has been selected to receive a 2020 Rose Undergraduate Senior Thesis Award
Aoife Coady‘s senior thesis, under the supervision of Jere R. Behrman and Juan Pablo Atal, entitled “The Effect of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act on Physician Prescribing Behavior: Evidence from Medicaid,” has been selected to receive a 2020 Rose Undergraduate Senior Thesis Award.
Research featured in Penn Today by Economics Professor Frank Diebold suggests that the Arctic could have almost no summer sea ice by 2040.
The Arctic provides an important barometer for the ways and pace at which the planet’s climate is shifting. New statistical analysis by Penn Professor of Economics Francis X. Diebold and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Executive Vice President Glenn D. Rudebusch finds a sixty percent chance of an effectively ice-free summer Arctic by 2040, much sooner than typical predictions from current climate models. Diebold and Rudebusch hope to use their methods to help calibrate climate models and improve global climate prediction.
Penn Today asked economist Hanming Fang, Class of 1965 Term Professor of Economics and professor of health care management in the School of Arts and Sciences, to weigh in on lessons for public health in the wake of the outbreak.
Economics professor Rakesh Vohra has released a new book reimagining the design of the intermediate microeconomics course.
Economics professor Rakesh Vohra has released a new book reimagining the design of the intermediate microeconomics course. This year, every full-time student taking the course is being introduced to Vohra’s innovative approach.
Successful intervention: Research by Hanming Fang and colleagues abroad has shown that city-wide lockdowns are effective in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Successful intervention: Research by Economic Professor Hanming Fang of the School of Arts and Sciences and Leonard Davis Institute and colleagues abroad has shown that city-wide lockdowns and other restrictions on movement are effective in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus. These restrictions allow stressed medical systems to regroup and deal with new infection cases, they write.
In spring 2020 the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will host a conference, "The Econometrics of Macroeconomic and Financial Data: A Conference in Honor of Francis X. Diebold,"
The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2020, Dirk Krueger has assumed the role of Editor of the International Economic Review. He succeeds Harold L. Cole who has held the position since July 2011. The Department owes Hal a debt of gratitude for his outstanding service to the Department and the profession at large for leading the IER, and strengthening its position as one of the leading general interest journals of the economics profession.
The Knight Foundation Invests in A New Initiative on the Economics of Digital Services: Providing a Foundation for Evidence-Based Decision Making
The Knight Foundation made a $350,000 investment in a new project at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition as part of a $3.5 million initiative to inform the national debate on rules, norms and governance of the internet and digital platforms.