Friday, February 17, 2017
How Bad Is It, and Why Is It Growing?
"University of Virginia economics professor James Harrigan is using more than 35 years of data to study economic inequality in the United States, seeking explanations and solutions for the rapidly... [...]
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Research gathered by several collaborators, including UVA Prof. John Pepper, former UVA Prof. Steve Stern (SUNY Stony Brook), and ECON Grads: William C. Johnson, Michael LaForest, Brett Lissenden. Part 1:... [...]
Friday, February 3, 2017
"More than 1.9 billion individuals in the developing world benefit from social safety net programs: noncontributory transfer programs that distribute cash or basic in-kind products to the poor. But despite their importance, high levels of... [...]
Monday, January 16, 2017
Thoughts on the 2017 Economy from ECON Prof. Ed Burton (ECON 4340 & 4370), and ... [...]
Friday, January 13, 2017
Prof. Sarah Turner listed as one of the 9 UVA Influential Education Scholars, AND the ECON Undergraduate Program ranked No. 3 by College Choice!
Thursday, December 8, 2016
"Even before graduating from his Ph.D. program in August, Eric Chyn earned widespread acclaim for research that, according to its coverage in The New York Times, “could fundamentally reshape national housing policy... [...]
Monday, November 28, 2016
Robert Tollison, who received his PhD from UVa in 1969, died on October 24, 2016. Bob was a student of Jim Buchanan, taught at Cornell, then was on the faculty for many years at George Mason, and ended his career at Clemson. Bob's a former... [...]
First UVA Economics GRAD Conference
Thursday, October 27, 2016
UVA Economics Gatherings for Researchers with Advanced Degrees (GRAD) hosted the First Economics GRAD alumni conference in September 2016. It was a wonderful weekend, drawing alumni who graduated as far back as 1992 and those who just... [...]
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Contact our Placement Director, as well as our 11 job market candidates. View their CVs, abstracts, personal webpages, and convenient links to their advisors.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
A 2013 report by Professor Sarah Turner and Professor Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University, has helped inspire colleges to drop application fees for low-income students.
See their research... [...]
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
"Olsen is a professor of economics and a professor of public policy in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He began studying low-income housing assistance in the 1960s, shortly before joining the UVA faculty in 1970. He was... [...]
Friday, September 23, 2016
"Focusing on the intersection of macroeconomics and finance, Fostel employs models that focus on the role of debt in asset pricing to understand investment, growth, default and contagion." (Lorenzo Perez). Learn more about Professor Ana Fostel's... [...]
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Professor Federico Ciliberto led a 14 year study on the environmental impact of genetically modified crops on farmworkers, consumers, and the environment. See more... [...]
Friday, September 9, 2016
"Groundwater reserves in India are a vital resource that support livelihood for around 53 million Indians and provide drinking water to around 80% of the rural population . It is vital for the country’s food and drinking water security."-... [...]
Monday, August 22, 2016
A new book explores the challenge of helping more students succeed at a broader range of institutions. Econ Phd Alum, Jessica Howell, discusses this book and it's research in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the full... [...]
Thursday, August 18, 2016
In 2014, Professor Amalia Miller, studied the effects of integrating female law enforcement. See the original paper here.
Fall 2016: New Faculty
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
NEW FACULTY for Fall 2016!
The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome Kerem Cosar, Sandip Sukhtankar, Jae Won Lee, Jonathon Colmer, and Eric Chyn as new faculty members this Fall 2016!... [...]
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Professor Harrigan shared his thoughts on Brexit, on a live interview on Friday (June 24)!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Lexi Schubert (Econ & Cog Sci, Class... [...]
Monday, December 14, 2015
Learn about what tech firms are looking for these days from Prof. Nekipelov (ECON 4720).
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
"Amid global stock market concerns, University of Virginia economists made the short drive down Interstate 64 to an institution responsible for implementing many of the policies they research: the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
"As monsoon season arrives in India, the nation’s meteorological department has warned citizens to expect lower rainfall levels for the second year in a row, on the heels of one of the deadliest heat waves in history. The predicted drought could... [...]
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
"Politicians on both sides of the aisle have raised concerns about immigrants taking American jobs, but one University of Virginia economist makes a compelling case for the opposite effect.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
"This month, newly minted doctors and military cadets are leaving the University of Virginia and many other schools for assigned residency and branch assignments around the globe. These movements number in the millions, but most are directed by a... [...]
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
"As the sheer volume of data in a range of computationally intensive fields grows bigger, computer scientists, engineers and researchers from across the disciplines are finding that work involving “big data” increasingly lands at the intersection... [...]
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
"Professor Ken Elzinga would kill to teach you economics. On paper, at least. The revered U.Va. professor—who has taught more than 40,000 U.Va. students since 1967—has all the while been penning murder mysteries on the side, under the pen name... [...]