Grossman blog post published on CEPR website

Richard Grossman authored a blog post on the Vox CEPR website with Gareth Campbell and John Turner (Queen’s University Belfast) entitled, “New monthly indices of the British stock market, 1829-1929,” based on their CEPR and Wesleyan Working paper “Before the cult of equity: New monthly indices of the British share market, 1829-1929.” (

Kuenzel published in Review of International Economics

David Kuenzel published a paper in the August issue of the Review of International Economics entitled “Do trade flows respond to nudges? Evidence from the WTO’s Trade Policy Review Mechanism.” In the paper, Kuenzel examines whether interactions between WTO members through the Trade Policy Review Mechanism, the WTO’s prime transparency institution, lead to subsequent changes … Read moreKuenzel published in Review of International Economics

Gary Yohe published

Gary Yohe published three opinion papers recently: “Two kinds of climate, one thing in common” (with Michael Mann), Hartford Courant, August 25, 2019, “Why damage estimates for hurricanes like Dorian won’t capture the full cost of climate change-fueled disasters”, The Conversation”, September 3, 2019, “A tragic misperception about climate change” (with  Richard Richels … Read moreGary Yohe published

Xiaoxue Zhao published in the Journal of Comparative Economics

Xiaoxue Zhao’s paper (with Lakshmi Iyer, Xin Meng, and Nancy Qian), “Economic Transition and Private-Sector Labor Demand: Evidence from Urban China,” was published  in the Journal of Comparative Economics in September, 2019. The paper examines the impact of the first wave of China’s housing reforms, which untied access to housing in urban areas from working for the … Read moreXiaoxue Zhao published in the Journal of Comparative Economics

David Kuenzel published in International Journal of Forecasting

David Kuenzel, along with Theo S.Eicher (University of Washington), ChrisPapageorgiou (International Monetary Fund), and Charis Christofides (International Monetary Fund), authored a new paper published in the International Journal of Forecasting entitled “Forecasts in Times of Crises.” In the paper, Kuenzel and his coauthors examine the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) forecast accuracy of 29 key macroeconomic … Read moreDavid Kuenzel published in International Journal of Forecasting

2018-19 Lebergott-Lovell prize announcement

The Wesleyan Economics department is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018-19 Lebergott-Lovell prize. The department awards this prize for the best paper written for a course in the academic year that uses empirical techniques to analyze an economic problem and is named in honor of the late Stanley Lebergott and Michael Lovell, who … Read more2018-19 Lebergott-Lovell prize announcement

Prof. Brunet’s dissertation featured in Journal of Economic History

A summary Gillian Brunet’s dissertation, “Understanding the effects of fiscal policy: measurement, mechanisms, and lessons from history,” was published in the Journal of Economic History in June.  A link is here. The dissertation was completed at the University of California, Berkeley and won the Economic History Association’s 2018 Allan Nevins Prize Competition.

Meet our new faculty

    The Economics Department is pleased to introduce our new faculty members. Ryuichiro Izumi is joining the faculty as an assistant professor of economics.  Prof. Izumi completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Rutgers University and his undergraduate degree at Keio University in Tokyo.  He received a Certificat de Sciences Sociales et Humains from the  Institut … Read moreMeet our new faculty