The Institute for Economic Development of the Department of Economics is pleased to announce the Call for 2017 Rosenstein-Rodan Essay submissions in memory of Professor Paul Rosenstein-Rodan. A prize of $1500 will be awarded to the best research paper in development economics submitted by a graduate student at Boston University.
Category: Graduate Programs News
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 […]
The Graduate School held the preliminary rounds for the first BU 3 Minute Thesis competition and our own Bitsy Perlman (PhD ’16) is a finalist. No, 3 Minute Thesis competition doesn’t mean it takes three minutes to write the thesis, though certainly many PhD students are wishing that was feasible. Instead, it means presenting the […]
The Institute for Economic Development is pleased to announce the call for the 2015 Rosenstein-Rodan Essay submissions. In memory of Professor Paul Rosenstein-Rodan, a prize of $1500 will be awarded to the best research paper in development economics submitted by a graduate student at Boston University. Eligibility: Any currently enrolled Economics PhD student who has […]
BU Economics PhD Student Elisabeth Perlman awarded Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation
BU Economics PhD Student Elisabeth Perlman was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The grant was awarded to support her work on the paper “Dense Enough To Be Brilliant: Patents, Urbanization, and Transportation in Nineteenth Century America”, part of her dissertation titled “Three Papers on the Expansion of Information and […]
PhD student William Johnson has been invited to join Harvard University’s Center for International Development as a Growth Lab Fellow for the 2014-15 academic year. This appointment is intended to encourage collaboration between Johnson, other Growth Lab Fellows, and the staff of the Center for International Development.
PhD student Matthew Johnson received a grant from the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, a Washington, DC, based think tank. The grant is together with Michael Toffel at the Harvard Business School and David Levine at the University of California, Berkeley. Their project is to develop a low cost randomized control trial to provide a clearer […]
The Institute for Economic Development awards the Rosenstein-Rodan Prize for the best original research on development economics or a related discipline among PhD students. This year there was an extraordinarily large number of high quality submissions, making the problem of selection particularly difficult. The papers were read and evaluated by a committee of six IED […]
Boston University MA graduates often go on to top PhD programs, but this year’s PhD placements are particularly remarkable. Numerous students had difficult but enviable choices to make from multiple admission offers before settling on their final destinations. Among the PhD programs our students will be joining next year are University of Chicago, New York […]
Prizes for Academic Excellence in the Economics Master’s Program awarded to Xiao Yang and Beixi Zhou
The first Prizes for Academic Excellence in the Economics Master’s Program were awarded this year to Xiao Yang and Beixi Zhou. Xiao, a graduate of the MA program, was an outstanding student in courses both in the Economics Department and in Mathematics. During his time in the program, he worked as a research assistant for […]