The Link between Violence and the Income Gap, according to Andrea Velásquez

Oct. 28, 2021

Andrea Velásquez, Assistant Professor of Economics, recently published an op-ed titled, “When Violence Goes Up the Income Gap Widens. Something Needs to Be Done,” in Initiative for Policy Dialogue . The piece discusses how global murder rates have declined steadily over the last two decades but still account for more...

Andrea Velásquez Explains the Negative Impact of Violence on Labor Markets

July 21, 2021

Exposure to violence can have significant economic impacts through their effects of individual behavior. In this VoxDevTalk, Andrea Velásquez, Assistant Professor of Economics, discusses her recent work leveraging a unique set of data to explore how waves of rising violence in Mexico City affect men’s and women’s labor market outcomes...

Economics Faculty and Alum Publish on Faculty Gender Impacts on Student Success

March 4, 2021

Economics Associate Professor Hani Mansour and Professor Daniel Rees recently published research with Bryson Rintala (currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air force and the first Ph.D. student to graduate from our program) along with Nathan Wozny (from the U.S. Air Force Academy). “ The Effects of Professor Gender...

Andrea Velasquez on the Probably Causation Podcast

Jan. 21, 2021

Andrea Velásquez, Assistant Professor of Economics, discusses her research on how crime affects risk aversion .

Luck on China’s impacts to US jobs

Jan. 29, 2019

Assistant Professor of Economics Philip Luck’s research on the impact of Chinese competition on America was cited in the Financial Times after he presented at the American Economics Association’s convention in Atlanta, GA, earlier this month. “China shock” has been an issue in the current talk of trade-wars and sanctions,...

Boffy-Ramirez on gender difference in higher-ed choices in face of unemployment

Oct. 5, 2017

Ernest Boffy-Ramirez, Assistant Professor CT of Economics, publishes research on the countercyclical relationship between educational attainment and state unemployment. Boffy-Ramirez's latest research, in Education Economics , shows that 17 year old male high school students on the margin between going to college and entering the labor force are tipped into...

East Receives Prestigious W. E. Upjohn Award

April 13, 2017

Assistant Professor of Economics, Chloe East has received an Early Career Award from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. This prestigious award is given to junior faculty for policy-related research on labor market issues. East's research examines the effects of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ("Food Stamps") on adults'...