Department Chair Joel Slemrod was recently honored at the National Tax Association Annual Meeting. He was presented the Daniel M. Holland Medal for his outstanding contributions to the study and practice of public finance.
Graduate Student Susan Godlonton helps a Malawian woman prepare a meal. Godlonton’s field research, joint with Assistant Professor Rebecca Thornton, seeks to assist the Malawi government in stemming the incidence of HIV infection in that country.
Welcome to the Department of Economics
A Message from the Chair
Our Department has a long and distinguished history, and we continue this tradition of excellence today. We are a large, highly-ranked Department within what is universally acknowledged as one of the very best public universities in the country. For decades we have been known especially, but by no means exclusively, for research that applies economics to the challenging and important policy questions of the day.
The Department today continues this tradition of excellence. More
Robert J. Shiller, AB '67 Econ
Public Lecture: "Finance and the Good Society"
Find us on:
- Motivating migrants make better saving decisions: Study March 6, 2014
- Let Us Pay Your College Tuition February 24, 2014
- Speculation does not drive the price of oil February 19, 2014
- Economic Development
Speaker: Samuel Bazzi, Boston University
Speaker: Axel Ockenfels, University of Cologne
- Public Finance
Speaker: James Hines, Michigan Economics