Read Gary Yohe’s latest opinion piece: “The coronavirus is showing the cracks in the foundation of American society,” in the Hartfourd Courant.
The Wesleyan Economics department is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Lebergott-Lovell prize. This prize is for the top paper written for a course in the current academic year that uses econometric techniques to analyze an economic problem. Nine papers were submitted by economics faculty for consideration by the committee (Profs. Hornstein, Keats, … Read more
Gil Skillman’s article “Marx, Sraffa, and Surplus: Observations Prompted by Garegnani (2018),” was recently published in the Review of Political Economy. ABSTRACT In a posthumously published article, Pierangelo Garegnani (2018. ‘On the Labour Theory of Value in Marx and in the Marxist Tradition.’) depicts Marx’s project in Capital as that of ‘developing systematically the theory of Ricardo … Read more
Gary Yohe, along with Henry Jacoby, Richard Richels, and Ben Santer, published “Can a pandemic aid the fight against global warming?” in The Hill, May 16, 2020.
The Economics Department is proud to announce academic honors and distinctions awarded to our majors during the 2019-2020 academic year. Wilde Prize In honor of Mr. Frazar B. Wilde, Chairman Emeritus of the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (died 1985), who throughout his professional career was keenly interested in not only the highest standards of … Read more
The Economics Department held a virtual poster session for our senior honors thesis writers on May 7. The session was attended by faculty, students, and family members. Each thesis writer presented his results several times as the attendees moves in and out of zoom breakout rooms. All three theses were awarded high honors, and each … Read more
Richard Grossman was quoted in Newsweek on the Administration’s plans for tax cuts to help the economy’s recovery from Covid-19.
See a great story about two of our new majors, Walker Brandt ’22 and Lars Delin ’22, who are working to help senior citizens who have been isolated by the Corona viros pandemic.
Professor David Kuenzel is the author of a new paper published in the January issue of the European Economic Review titled WTO Tariff Commitments and Temporary Protection: Complements or Substitutes? In the paper, Kuenzel investigates the link between traditional tariff instruments and temporary protection measures (antidumping, safeguard and countervailing duties). There is a long-held notion … Read more
The student-run Wesleyan Investment Group (WIG) finished first in a six-month-long collegiate investment contest that concluded April 9. The club is advised by Professor Abigail Hornstein, captained by Alessandro Lorenzoni ’20 and Julian Ross ’21, and includes team members Henry Carter ’22, Matt Chase ’21, Liam Downey ’22, Nicholas Keating ’22, Wei Li ’21, Andrew … Read more