Category: Departmental News

Launch of BU Women in Economics Organization

The BU Women in Economics Organization (WEorg) will launch in the fall of 2016. WEorg is a graduate student-led organization dedicated to the advancement of women in all stages of research in economics. Through various departmental events, WEorg gives women economists a collective voice and invites both men and women to take part in a […]

2016 Rosenthal Lecture with Jonathan Levin, Stanford

This year’s Rosenthal Memorial Lecture will be given by Stanford University’s Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory Jonathan Levin. The talk is titled “Internet Markets: Search, Pricing and Trust”. DATE: Friday, April 1 TIME: 5:00-6:30PM LOCATION: Room 203 in the Photonics building, 8 St. Mary’s St. The lecture will be followed by a dinner and […]

QS World University Rank BU Econ #32 In The World

This year’s QS World University Rankings placed BU’s Department of Economics #32 in the world and #16 in the US for economics and econometrics. The Department’s world ranking improved 15 places compared to 2014! Check out the article in BU Today to read on. Want to learn more about our exceptional Economics programs? Head to […]

BU Professors Rank in RePEc’s Top Female Economists

We are proud to announce that BU Econ Professors Marianne Baxter and Claudia Olivetti both ranked on RePEc’s recent listing of the top 10% female economists in the world. Baxter is #26, and Olivetti is #139. Please join us in congratulating them! (View the full list here.)

Welcome New Full-Time Lecturer Jessica Simon

The BU Economics Department is pleased to welcome Jessica Simon as our newest full-time Lecturer. Jessica received a BA in Economics and Spanish from Brandeis in 2000, an MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis in 2002, an M. Phil. in Economics and Education from Columbia in 2009, and a PhD in Economics and […]

Article by Professor Perron Passes 10,000 Cite Mark

Pierre Perron’s most-cited article, “Testing for a unit root in time series regression,” has now crossed the 10,000 cite mark. Published in 1988 in Biometrika, the paper, from Professor Perron’s thesis, now has 10,012 cites and is the third most cited paper in the history of Biometrika. Overall, Professor Perron has a remarkable 38,074 cites with nine papers with over […]