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Canay, Ivan A., Santos, Andres, and Shaikh, Azeem M. 2013. Econometrica, 81(6):2535–2559.
Steven D. Levitt, John A. List, and Chad Syverson, 2013. Journal of Political Economy, 121(4):643-81.
Lucas, Robert E. 2013. American Economic Review, 103(3): 43-47.
Posner, Eric, and E. Glen Weyl. 2013. American Economic Review, 103(3): 393-97.
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The 2007 Subprime Market Crisis Through the Lens of European Central Bank Auctions for Short-Term Funds
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Tilburg University Honors John List
Department of Economics chair Professor John List has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Tilburg University. In his Nov. 20th keynote lecture at the university's Dies Natalis anniversary celebration, List described how his research helps explain why people do what they do in everyday situations - and how incentives can change their behavior. Tilburg University calls him "a true pioneer in experimental field research," whose innovative work has "finally made it possible to test behavioral economic theory in everyday practice...He has raised this research area to a higher level with his originality, expertise, and impact, and he is an inspiration to many."
UChicago Fed Challenge Team Advances to National Championship
Our congratulations to UChicago's Fed Challenge team, winner of this year's district competition held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on November 10. This year the University of Chicago, Northwestern, University of Michigan and 13 other Midwest schools sent undergraduate teams to present and defend monetary proposal policies before a panel of Fed economists. UChicago's team - Economics majors Basil Halperin, Joe Mihm, Kayla Reinherz, and Allan Zhang, with faculty adviser and coach Kotaro Yoshida - will travel to Washington, DC to compete in the National Fed Challenge at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on December 2.
Hugo Sonnenschein, Adam Smith Distinguished Service Professor and President Emeritus, gave the Aims of Education address on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 to the incoming Class of 2018. As stated on the University's website at http://aims.uchicago.edu/, "The address encourages students to reflect on the purpose and definition of education as they embark upon their collegiate years.” After the address, the students go back to their residence halls and discuss the talk in small groups with a faculty member.
Department Chair John List praised Sonnenschein's address as "inspiring and broad reaching ... cement[ing] our place within the University. Hugo, I am proud to call you my colleague. I want to thank [you] for this tremendous service to not only the department but the broader community."
Myerson on Prosperity Through Networks and Trust
Speaking at the Old Mutual meetings in Harare, Zimbabwe, Nobel Laureate Roger Myerson challenged that nation's government and business leaders to form deeper networks and build trust as a means to economic prosperity. Myerson explained how the perspectives of game theory, which help social scientists see connections between competitive incentives, can deepen understanding of development by providing a general framework for analyzing the variations in political, economic, and social institutions in different countries. Myerson also said the key to successful democratic development is increasing a nation's supply of local government leaders with good reputations for exercising power and spending public funds responsibly. Read the full article, and the text of Myerson's talk, "Democratic Decentralization and Development," [PDF] here.
In recognition of University Trustee Alvaro Saieh's (AM’76, PhD’80) generous contribution to the renovation and adaptive reuse of 5757 South University Ave., the iconic structure has been named the Saieh Hall for Economics. At the June 4th Board of Trustees meeting, President Robert J. Zimmer stated, "We are deeply grateful for Alvaro’s generosity, which provides support for our faculty, students, visitors and initiatives that will fuel collaboration and discoveries with global impact." The Saieh Hall for Economics will contain 150,000 square feet of classrooms, seminar and conference rooms, and collaborative workspaces, accommodating the Department of Economics and the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. Read full story here.
Doti: Remembering Gary Becker's Contributions
Chapman University president Prof. James L. Doti shares his memories and offers a tribute to his former professor in this recent Orange County Register news article.
Economics Welcomes New Faculty: Brooks, Lamadon
We are pleased to announce that Benjamin Brooks (Princeton) and Thibaut Lamadon (UCL) will be joining us as Assistant Professors in the Department of Economics and the College. Brooks, whose research focuses on microeconomic theory, will be a Becker Friedman Research Scholar for two years and joins the department in July 2016. Lamadon will be a BFI Research Scholar for one year, and will join our faculty in July 2015. His research focuses on macro-labor, dynamic contracting, equilibrium search and applied econometrics.