An NBER Working Paper by our own Professor Daniele Paserman, joint with Stefano Gagliarducci of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, that examines how gender affects bipartisanship was covered today in The Atlantic. Article author Andrew McGill spoke with Paserman about their interesting conclusion: “…women are indeed more likely to cooperate across party lines, but […]
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Associate Professor of Economics Pankaj Tandon was featured today in BU Research not for his economics expertise, but for his passion: ancient Indian coins: “Pankaj Tandon is a Boston University associate professor of economics by training and, by passion, a scholar of ancient coins—or numismatist. In 2010, Tandon, who specializes in coins of ancient India, […]
Professor Randall Ellis was featured in WalletHub’s recent study showing 2015’s rates of uninsured by state before & after the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Read Prof. Ellis’s expert opinion at https://wallethub.com/edu/rates-of-uninsured-by-state-before-after-obamacare/4800/#randall-p-ellis.
The Department of Economics is excited to welcome aboard economist Ray Fisman as the newest Slater Chair in Behavioral Economics. Known for his study on the parking tickets of UN diplomats, Fisman will join our faculty on July 1, 2015. Read on in BU Today for more detail.
On January 3, 2015, The Economist magazine published a list of the 25 most influential economists of 2014. Professor Larry Kotlikoff was ranked #19 on that list, along with a variety of Nobel Prize winners, Central Banks, and other opinion-shapers. According to The Economist, the ranking was based on “how much attention was paid to […]
BU Economics Professor Claudia Olivetti was recently interviewed by BU Today about her work “exploring how the work practices of a teenager’s mother and that of her friends’ mothers affects her work decisions in adulthood”. What could companies and the government do to further support working mothers? There are two things that are really important. […]
BU Economics Professor Simon Gilchrist’s research was recently featured in the WSJ. In a new working paper… from the Fed, three economists examined two-year Treasury yields on days the central bank announced policy changes and related effects on 10-year Treasury yields, a benchmark for mortgage rates and other loans, as well as corporate bonds and […]
BU Economics Professor Kevin Lang recently weighed in on the minimum wage debate on New England Cable News. During his State of the Union speech, President Obama called on Congress to give America a raise. Dozens of states across the nation are already considering doing just that. To talk about the economics of a minimum […]
BU Economics Professor Laurence Kotlikoff recently published an op-ed piece in The New York Times titled “Abolish the Corporate Income Tax”. Jobs don’t grow out of thin air, especially well-paying ones. They require, among other things, companies that are willing to operate where you live. Just ask the Seattle-based District 751 of the machinists’ union, […]
BU Economics Professor Randall Ellis recently commented on Healthcare.gov: The turnaround is telling, said Randall Ellis, a professor of economics at Boston University. The site is now “greatly improved,” Ellis told TechNewsWorld. “It is now much easier to use and to navigate, with relatively few glitches.” There was little media coverage of the significant improvement […]