Departmental News

2024 Rosenstein-Rodan Prize Awarded to Justin Jihao Hong

We are very happy to announce the winner of the 2024 Rosenstein-Rodan prize, awarded by the IED: Justin Jihao Hong: Corruption and Human Capital Supply for the State Congratulations, Justin!  The Rosenstein-Rodan prize is awarded annually in memory of Professor Paul Rosenstein-Rodan. A monetary prize is awarded to the best research paper(s) in development economics […]

Prof. Perron named an inaugural Highly Ranked Scholar by ScholarGPS

Professor Pierre Perron has been named an inaugural Highly Ranked Scholar by ScholarGPS. ScholarGPS is a website that provides a new method for ranking scholarly accomplishments accounting for different citation and publication patterns across fields. The title of Highly Ranked Scholar is assigned to researchers in the top 0.05% across all fields. Congratulations to Professor Perron! See more here: […]

Prof. Lagakos promoted to Full Professor

Prof. David Lagakos has been promoted to full professor in the Department of Economics. He is a macroeconomist who studies the determinants of economic growth in some of the world’s least developed regions. Much of his research is inspired by his experience working as the lead academic for the International Growth Centre in Ghana. He has served […]

Prof. Ramondo promoted to Full Professor

Professor Natalia Ramondo has been promoted to full professor in the Department of Economics. She received her BA in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1997, her MA in Economics from Universidad Torcuato di Tella in 2000, and her PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2006. She was an Assistant Professor in […]

2024 Abdala Fieldwork Grants winners announced

The Institute for Economic Development in the Department of Economics announces the recipients of the 2024 Abdala fieldwork research grants, which are made possible by a generous gift from alumnus Manuel Abdala: Laura Aquino & John Hassett Mexican Gender Parity Rules and the Changing Faces of Women’s Executive Power Anastasiia Arbuzova Gendered Differences in Mobility […]

Economics students accepted into University of Chicago Summer Programming

Congratulations to Economics PhD student Ayush Gupta, who will attend this year’s Price Theory Summer Camp, an intensive one-week program hosted by The University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute for Economics with the goal of introducing Economics PhDs to price theory.   An additional congratulations to undergraduate Economics student Zifan Huang, who is among a 45-student cohort accepted to this […]