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BU will be respresented 71 times at ASSA/AEA 2018 meetings

In January 2018, Boston University will be represented a total of 71 times at the ASSA (Allied Social Science Association) annual conference in Philadelphia, with 34 of those appearances being made by Department of Economics faculty. BU affiliates will appear in many different capacities, including as presenters, coauthors, discussants, and sessions chairs. In total, Boston […]

Three PhD students selected to attend 6th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economic Sciences

This summer, three Boston University PhD students will attend the 6th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economic Sciences in Germany. Costas Cavounidis, Matthew Gudgeon, and Maria Palacios were selected through a multi-step application process that evaluated a candidate’s research potential, interest in international dialogue within the academic community, and motivation. Additionally, Matthew Gudgeon has been […]

Five new professors join BU Economics Faculty

The BU Department of Economics is pleased to welcome five new faculty members to the department. Each incoming professor will join us at the start of the Fall 2017 semester.Assistant Professor James Feigenbaum (PhD, Harvard University): Economic History and Labor EconomicsAssistant Professor Jihye Jeon (PhD, New York University): Industrial OrganizationAssistant Professor Chiara Margaria (PhD, Yale […]

Undergraduate Economics students honored with membership in Phi Beta Kappa

Two undergraduate students from the Dept. of Economics have been invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Pooja V. Patel and Pawarissara Osathanugrah, both seniors, have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the Epsilon of Massachusetts Chapter at Boston University.  Their election to the Society recognizes their demonstrated high […]

BU Econ hosts Green Line Macro Meeting (April 21, 2017)

Twice a year, in collaboration with Boston College’s Economics Department, BU Economics supports a local conference featuring research presentations by PhD students and junior faculty from the two departments, with discussions by senior faculty. Organized by Fabio Schiantarelli (BC) and Simon Gilchrist (BU), this Spring’s meeting featured Adam Guren (BU), “Mortgage Design in an Equilibrium […]

Research by incoming faculty member highlighted in The New York Times

Incoming faculty member Pascual Restrepo’s latest paper, joint with MIT’s Daron Acemoglu, was the subject of an article in the New York Times on March 28, 2017. The Times article discusses their very important finding that robots and automation have had large, negative effects on human employment and wages in blue-collar industries.  These job displacement effects […]

2017 Rosenthal Lecture with Matthew Rabin, Harvard University

This year’s Rosenthal Memorial Lecture will be given by Harvard University’s Matthew Rabin. The talk is titled “Errors in Social Inference: Models and Implications”. DATE: Friday, April 7 TIME: 5:00PM LOCATION: Room 203 in the Photonics building, 8 St. Mary’s St. Please contact Norma Hardeo ( / 617-353-4623) for more info. The Robert Rosenthal Memorial […]