Oct 15, 2012 :: Professor Alvin Roth wins the Nobel Prize in Economics
Defining the State:
Sep 20, 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:
Mark Tendall, Lecturer in Economics and Associate Director of the Introductory Economics Center is a 2009 recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Gores Award is the University’s highest award for excellence in teaching. The Walter J. Gores Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence. As the University's highest award for teaching, the Gores Award celebrates achievement in educational activities that include lecturing, tutoring, advising, and discussion leading.
Recent graduates Matthew Cook and Gregory Hirshman are 2 of four finalists at the annual EconSources.com Best Undergraduate Paper Competition. Matthew Cook submitted his honors thesis entitled: "Voting With Bidirectional Elimination" and Gregory Hirshman's honors thesis title was: " Raising Taxes to Balance the Budget: How Effects on Output and Labor Supply complicate the Issue". The final selection of the best paper will take place on Saturday, October 22nd, at the annual IAES http://www.iaes.org/index.htm conference in Washington, D.C.
May 02, 2011 :: Professor Monika Piazzesi elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences selected 212 individuals from academia, business, public affairs, humanities and arts to become Fellows of the Academy in 2011. This appointment acknowledges Monika as a leader in academia. Monika was one of 9 economists to be selected as a new Fellow to the academy and one of 8 scholars at Stanford University. http://www.amacad.org/news/pressReleaseContent.aspx?i=133