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Nov 29, 2012 :: Timothy Bresnahan, the Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy, describes his approach to teaching students in large lecture classes

Thu, 11/29/2012

In a Nov. 29 talk, Timothy Bresnahan, the Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy, described his approach to teaching students in large lecture classes: know them, challenge them, liberate them.

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Economics Professor Timothy Bresnahan

Economics Professor Timothy Bresnahan gave his first teaching tip at the start of his talk, "Large Classes: Keeping the Energy in 220 Relationships at Once," by saying he would be sitting down during his presentation.


Nov 28, 2012 :: Professor Alvin Roth to write a book on Market Design

Wed, 11/28/2012

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-11-28/business/35510017_1_lloyd-shapley-alvin-roth-nobel-prize


Nov 01, 2012 :: Professor Frank Wolak writes about the goals of cap and trade programs

Fri, 11/02/2012

Cap and trade should look to broader goals:

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/02/4956023/cap-and-trade-should-look-to.html


Nov 01, 2012 :: Professor Michael Boskin discusses the consequences of debt

Fri, 11/02/2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/02/boskin-obama-idUSL1E8M283T20121102


Oct 31, 2012 :: Paul Milgrom elected Vice-President of the American Economic Association.

Thu, 11/01/2012

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.


Oct 25, 2012 :: Professor Luigi Pistaferri tracks consumption and income inequality

Fri, 10/26/2012

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/10/inequality-is-real-and-romney-would-make-it-worse/264128/