Fall 2015 Visiting Speakers Series - The Causes and Consequences of Inequality: This fall, the Department of Economics will host several prominent scholars studying the phenomenon of economic inequality, its economic and political causes, and its effects on wider society.
- November 6th, 2015: Dale Belman
- November 30th, 2015: Sheldon Danziger and Richard Freeman
- December 4th, 2015: Dietrich Earnhart
The full schedule can be found here.
Check back for updates on specific times and locations.
Maricio Cáceres (Econ BS , 2012) and Ken Jameson (Professor Emeritus, Economics) have been awarded the 2015 Georgescu-Roegen Prize by the Southern Economic Association for the best academic article published in the past year in the Southern Economic Journal. Their article, “The Effects on Insurance Costs of Restricting Undocumented Immigrants’ Access to Driver Licenses,” presents evidence that restricting access to legal driving documents for undocumented immigrants may raise the annual cost of auto insurance. This article began as a UROP project when Cáceres was an undergraduate student in economics. Cáceres completed his Masters economics at Columbia University and is now a research fellow at MIT.
Economics Professor Norman Waitzman co-authored a new study that aims to better identify the incidence of post-surgery blood clotting and related health issues.
Read more about the study here.
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