Penn undergraduate Econ students Elizaveta Brover, Justin Guo, Renan Muta, Aman Virdi, and Catherine Wang are participating in the College Fed Challenge and won the regional competition. The team will now move on to the national competition
Professor George J. Mailath, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences, was just elected to the Council of the Econometric Society, representing the North American region.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will host a conference in Spring 2020, "The Econometrics of Macroeconomic and Financial Data: A Conference in Honor of Francis X. Diebold,"
Jere Behrman, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics, received an award from the National Institutes of Health on the “Foundational cognitive skills in developing countries: early-life nutritional, climatic and policy determinants and impacts on adolescent education, socio-emotional competencies and risky behaviors."
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and education in science and engineering, through grant support. Several Economics Professors received NSF Grants this year,
Economics professors Jere Behrman and Petra Todd were awarded a grant through the SAS initiative "Making a Difference in Diverse Communities."
The Economics Department Welcomes New Faculty: Wayne Gao and Joachim Hubmer.
Economics Senior David Wigglesworth's Project was selected as one of four finalists for the International Atlantic Economic Society’s 15th annual Best Undergraduate Paper Competition.
Economics Senior David Wigglesworth's “Crop Production and Climate Change: The Importance of Temperature Variability” selected as one of four finalists for the International Atlantic Economic Society’s 15th annual Best Undergraduate Paper Competition.
Economics Senior David Wigglesworth's project under the direction of Professors Frank Diebold and Jere Behrman, “Crop Production and Climate Change: The Importance of Temperature Variability,” has been selected to receive a 2019 Rose Undergraduate Research Award.
Antonio Merlo, former Penn Economics professor and Department Chair named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at NYU
Antonio Merlo, a distinguished political economist has been named the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Science.