Sep 19, 2012 :: Professor Frank Wolak comments on the possible effects of California’s renewable energy strategy
Taxpayers, ratepayers will fund California solar plants:
The Magnitude of the Mess We're In:
Dec 17, 2010 :: Professor Matthew Harding awarded major grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Matthew Harding and his co-PI, Michael Frakes of Harvard University were awarded a major grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program. The PIs will investigate whether statutory rape laws affect the Incidence of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. While states have passed statutory rape laws for a variety of reasons, many of them have viewed these laws, in part, as a mechanism to reduce rates of teenage pregnancy. This project will explore whether statutory rape laws, and the way in which they are enforced, contribute to a reduction in both teenage pregnancy rates and rates of various sexually transmitted diseases (STD). The researchers will evaluate the general impact of statutory rape laws while appropriately accounting for the different ways in which states structure their statutory rape provisions.
Sep 30, 2010 :: Professor Kalina Manova awarded grants from The London School of Economics International Growth Centre and The Freeman Spogli Institute.
The International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics and the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University have awarded Kalina Manova two grants totaling $40,000. The IGC grant is awarded to young scholars who conduct cutting-edge research of relevance to policy makers in developing countries. The FSI grant is awarded to Stanford faculty whose research promotes Chinese studies on campus. Both grants will support Kalina's work on firms' exporting and FDI decisions using rich firm-level data from China.
Mar 04, 2010 :: April 19 & 20, 2010 Arrow Lecture given by Jean Tirole of the Toulouse School of Economics.
The 2010 Arrow Lecture series will take place on April 19 and 20. On Monday afternoon Professor Jean Tirole of the Toulouse School of Economics will present: "Laws and Norms." The general public is welcome to attend the Monday lecture relating to material incentives and weighing the resulting costs and benefits of different courses of action. On Tuesday he will present "Overcoming Adverse Selection: How Public Intervention Can Restore Market Functioning," one of his research papers relating to optimal negotiation strategies. Place and time to be announced.
Professor Jean Tirole is one of the world's leading economic theorists and has made seminal contributions in the areas of game theory, industrial organization and corporate finance. Tirole is director of the Foundation Jean-Jacques Laffont - Toulouse School of Economics and scientific director of the Industrial Economics Institute (IDEI) in Toulouse. After receiving his PhD from MIT in 1981, he worked as a researcher at l'École nationale des ponts et chaussées until 1984. From 1984-1991 he worked as a Professor of Economics at MIT. He was president of the Econometric Society in 1998 and of the European Economic Association in 2001. He is still affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position.
The series is named in honor of Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow, the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, emeritus. Professor Arrow has made many contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory and collective decision-making.
Nov 20, 2012 :: Liran Einav elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society.
Jan 14, 2009 :: Professor Kyle Bagwell joins the Economics Department.
The Economics Department is pleased to welcome Kyle Bagwell as their new colleague and as the new Donald L. Lucas Professor in Economics. The Lucas Chair was established in 1998 by Donald Lucas, who as an Economics alumnus, has had a long history as a Stanford benefactor. Kyle's research focuses on the economics of the World Trade Organization, the theory of collusion among firms, and the economic analysis of advertising.
Congratulations to Paul Milgrom for being elected to one of two Vice-President positions at the AEA. He will take office in 2013. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/ At the same session Jonathan Levin was elected to the Executive Committee of the AEA.