Richard Grossman published “May jobs report suggests a slowing economy – and possibly an imminent interest rate cut” in the Conversation on June 7, 2019.
Gary Yohe published “The economic cost of devastating hurricanes and other extreme weather events is even worse than we thought” in The Conversation on May 31, 2019.
David Kuenzel and Theo Eicher (University of Washington) published “European Influence and Economic Development” in the May issue of the Canadian Journal of Economics. In the paper, Kuenzel and Eicher investigate how constitutional changes affect countries’ economic development. While there is a large literature that emphasizes the importance of European influence for long-run economic growth, this … Read moreKuenzel published in Canadian Journal of Economics
Professor Melanie Khamis and alumna Xiyue Li ’16 have just published “Environment Matters: New Evidence From Mexican Migration” in Applied Economics Letters. ABSTRACT: This article examines the effects of climate-related environmental disasters on migration. Results from the gravity model estimations show that these disasters are a significant determinant of internal Mexican migration. The findings remain robust … Read moreKhamis and Li publish on climate and migration
Karl Boulware and Ken Kuttner published “Labor market conditions and charges of discrimination: Is there a link?” in the May AEA Papers and Proceedings. https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/pandp.20191086 ABSTRACT: This paper’s goal is to determine whether the degree of labor market tightness affects the frequency of discrimination charges. State-level panel data on enforcement and litigation actions from the … Read moreBoulware published in AEA Papers and Proceedings
The Economics Department hosted a wonderful poster session on May 9 showcasing our honors thesis students. Top left: Maya Harlan, “Biopsychosocial Factors and Context Effects on Gendered Differences in Risk Tolerance,” advised by Damien Sheehan-Connor Top right: Giovanni Hutchinson, “The Labor Market Trifecta: Race, Gender, and Personality,” advised by Joyce Jacobsen Bottom left: Will … Read moreEconomics honors thesis poster session
The Economics Department is proud to announce the recipients of prizes for the 2018-19 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 responsible professionalism in business, but … Read moreEconomics Department prizes, 2019-20
Gary W. Yohe is the Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University, where he has been on the faculty for more than 40 years. He received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1975. He will retire from Wesleyan in May. You … Read moreGary Yohe’s Legacy
Gill Skillman has published “Redistribution and persistent exploitation in an accumulation economy with decreasing marginal impatience,” in the Review of Social Economy (https://doi.org/10.1080/00346764.2018.1562199). Abstract: A variant of John Roemer’s accumulation economy is studied in which agents have identical payoff functions characterized by decreasing marginal impatience (DMI), such that time discount rates are decreasing in individual wealth levels. … Read moreSkillman published in Review of Social Economy
Linda Mascaro received a Cardinal Achievement Award from the University for her outstanding work as the Economics Department’s Administrative Assistant. Economics faculty and students have long recognized that the department would not run without Linda; however, this year posed exceptional challenges, which she met with her customary grace and efficiency. During our two job … Read moreLinda Mascaro wins Cardinal Achievement award