Oct 01, 2010 :: Arrow Lecture: October 18 & 19, 2010 Arrow Lecture given by Jean Tirole of the Toulouse School of Economics.

The 2010 Arrow Lecture series will take place on October 18 & 19, 2010.

On Monday, October 18, Professor Jean Tirole of the Toulouse School of Economics will present: "Laws and Norms." the lecture starts at 5:15 p.m. at the Schwab Conference Center. Prior to the lecture there is a reception at 4:30 p.m. The general public is welcome to attend the Monday reception and lecture relating to material incentives and weighing the resulting costs and benefits of different courses of action.

On Tuesday, October 19, he will present "Overcoming Adverse Selection: How Public Intervention Can Restore Market Functioning," one of his research papers relating to optimal negotiation strategies. This will take place in the SIEPR Gunn Building, Doll Conference Room, starting at 3:30 p.m.

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 Ph.D. 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.

Jun 09, 2010 :: Luke Stein is awarded the 2010 Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship.

Luke Stein, an Economics graduate student, is a recipient of the Lieberman Fellowship.  This fellowship is awarded to advanced doctoral students who intend to pursue careers in university teaching and research and have demonstrated potential for leadership roles within the academic community.

The Department of Economics congratulates Luke on his achievement!

May 04, 2009 :: American Economic Association elects John Pencavel as a Distinguished Fellow for 2009.

John PencavelProfessor John Pencavel has been elected as one of three Distinguished Fellows by the American Economic Association.  The Association recognizes the lifetime research contributions of three distinguished economists annually by electing them Distinguished Fellows.  John's research is in the field of Labor Economics. The Department congratulates John for this prestigious honor!

Sep 30, 2011 :: Recent Ph.D. Graduates awarded the National Tax Association Dissertation Award.

Marika Cabral and Neale Mahoney have been selected by the National Tax Association as winners of the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation award.Their award will be presented at the 104th Annual Conference on Taxation where they will each deliver their dissertations.Marika Cabral is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and Neale Mahoney is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.