In a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), George J. Hall, professor of economics, and his New York University colleague Thomas J. Sargent calculated the US debt limit for every year between 1776 and 1939, and found that Congress used to promptly repay the nation’s loans. Read The article on Futurity Read […]

Professor Dan Tortorice won the Outstanding Paper in Investments award at the Eastern Finance Association Conference. The conference was held from April 6th to 9th in Baltimore MD. Prof. Tortorice has this to say about his paper. ” My paper,”Equity Return Predictability, Time Varying Volatility and Learning About the Permanence of Shocks” attempts to understand […]

Prof. Schoenle’s research was featured at the NBER Monetary Economics Meetings in Cambridge, on November 1st. His paper “Inflation Dynamics During the Financial Crisis” was one of six papers on the program. The discussant was Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). His paper uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to show that firm financial conditions […]

Professor Menon attended and presented a paper at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings in New Orleans from April 11-13th. The PAA is a professional, scientific organization dedicated to research in labor, health and demography, and is composed of economists, sociologists and demographers from universities in America and across the world. The PAA […]

Professor Linda Bui was invited to speak at the INFINUM Workshop, “Regulation by Environmental Information” at Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH), on February 9, 2013.  This was the concluding workshop of a 3-year research project on regulation by information at Heidelberg University that has been funded by the German government. The workshop brought together academics, practitioners, […]

Prof. Raphael Schoenle presented three of his research papers at the annual meetings of the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA), January 3-6, 2013. Participants are generally invited into sessions, and only about a third of all of the sessions proposed for the AEA are actually accepted. So, having three papers invited into sessions and having those […]

Betsy Brainerd and Nidhiya Menon have organized a session for the American Economic Association meetings in San Diego on “Child Health in Developing Countries.”  The session will be held on January 4, 2012 at 10:15 am at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego.  The session will be chaired by Angus Deaton of Princeton […]

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