• Neal Invited to Serve on Committee on Reducing Racial Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System

    Man, Dr. Derek A. Neal, smilingWilliam C. Norby Professor in Economics, Derek A. Neal, has been invited to serve as a member of the Committee on Reducing Racial Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System, an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

    Neal’s current work explores how different aspects of criminal justice policy impact black-white inequality in the US.

    As part of the ad hoc committee, Neal and other committee members will “review and assess existing evidence on how observed racial differences in criminal justice might be reduced through public policy. As appropriate, the committee will make evidence-driven policy and research recommendations for key criminal justice stakeholders with the ultimate goal of identifying ways to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.”

    To learn more about the ad hoc committee and what the panel will examine, visit the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine website.

    Neal joined the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics faculty in 2001.

  • 2020 Lee Prize and Student Teaching Award Recipients

    The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Martin and Margaret Lee Prizes and Graduate Student Teaching awards.  Faculty and students will gather in person during the Spring quarter to recognize their outstanding achievements.  Congratulations to the following winners:

    Lee Prize Award Winners

    Highest Score Earned on the Price Theory Core Exam - Pictured from left to right: Daniel Ehrlich, Samuel Higbee, George Vojta


    Highest Score Earned on the Theory of Income Core Exam - Pictured from left to right: Chase Abram and Jingoo Kwon


    Highest Score Earned on the Quantitative Methods Core Exam - Joshua Higbee 


    Graduate Student Teaching Award Winners

    These awards recognize students for their excellence in teaching microeconomics and macroeconomics in the Undergraduate Economics Program.

    Outstanding Graduate Lecturer in Microeconomics - German Villegas Bauer


    Outstanding Graduate Lecturer in Macroeconomics - Suleyman Gozen

  • Deshpande Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

    Manasi DeshpandeThe Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Manasi Deshpande has been awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER grant, the organization's most prestigious junior faculty award. The CAREER grant supports early-career faculty who "exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through [their] outstanding research, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations."

    Deshpande, whose recent work has focused on empirical public finance and labor economics, effects of social insurance, and public assistance programs and labor markets, will be Principal Investigator on the grant entitled, “CAREER – Optimal Design of Disability Programs.”

    The goal of the proposed research is to use economic theory and experimental methods to study the best ways to design effective disability programs through three projects: 1) Using experimental methods, investigate how expectations about the availability of disability benefits in adulthood affects investment in human capital in childhood. 2) Using administrative and survey data, investigate whether disability programs insure against health related and non-health related consumption shocks. 3) Study the spillover effects of disability programs to non-recipients. This research will help improve the design and implementation of disability programs and establish the US as the global leader in disability programs.

    Deshpande joined the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics faculty in 2016.

     

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