Department of Economics Entry

golden goose awardPaul Milgrom, Bob Wilson, and Preston McAfee awarded the Golden Goose Award.  The award is given by Congress to researchers, whose federally funded  research has contributed to an important discovery or breakthrough.

 

 


 

 

Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics  (SITE)

2014 Summer Workshop

 

Session 4: Modern Numerical Methods Applied to Economic Problems. 

starts Friday, July 25 (added)
July 28, 29, and 30, 2014

Session 5: The Dynamics of Collective Decision Making

August 4, 5, and 6, 2014

 


 

The Department welcomes five new faculty members: 


Associate Professor Dave Donaldson from MIT

Professor Mark Duggan from Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor Bradley Larsen from MIT

Assistant Professor Melanie Morten from Yale University

Assistant Professor Petra Persson from Columbia University

 


 

John Taylor Initiates a New Economics 1

 

This fall the Stanford Economics Department is embarking on a new Principles of Economics course. For the first time since the financial crisis, the course will be taught in one term covering both micro and macro. A one-term course will allow for a better integration of micro and macro principles. Indeed, big events like the financial crisis and the slow recovery can only be understood with a mix of micro and macro, and this makes the course more interesting for students. The new Stanford Economics 1 course will consist of about 35 lectures which provides plenty of time to cover the key topics and principles. Professor John B. Taylor will be teaching the inaugural Economics 1.