Gary Yohe’s Legacy

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 more

Skillman published in Review of Social Economy

Gill Skillman has published “Redistribution and persistent exploitation in an accumulation economy with decreasing marginal impatience,” in the Review of Social Economy (  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 more

Linda Mascaro wins Cardinal Achievement award

  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 more

Boulware published in Empirical Economics

Karl Boulware has just published “A comment on interest rate pass-through: a non-normal approach” (co-authored with Dong-Yop Oh and Hyejin Lee) in Empirical Economics. Abstract: This paper revisits the question of interest rate pass-through from the federal funds rate to bank and open market rates from the years 1987 to 2015. We employ cointegration tests with improved testing power by using information … Read more

More athletic honors for ECON majors

Two of our majors received athletic honors this week.  Ice hockey forward Walker Harris ’20 was named a Third Team All-American and First Team All-NESCAC.  Wrestler Zack Murillo ’19 was named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year and an All-NEWA Second Team selection.

Kuenzel wins Carol Baker ’81 Memorial Prize

David Kuenzel and Joslyn Barnhardt Trager, from the Government Department, have been awarded Wesleyan’s Carol A. Baker ’81 Memorial prize. The Carol Baker ’81 Memorial Prize was established in the Public Affairs Center in 1987 for the development and recognition of the accomplishments of junior faculty.  It is awarded annually by the Dean of the … Read more

ECON scholar-athletes named to honor society

Four ECON majors on the Wesleyan football team were named members of the 2019 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, as announced by the NFF & College Hall of Fame. The Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher throughout … Read more

Ulysses Estrada ’17 is Fulbright finalist

Economics alumnus Ulysses Estrada ’17 was chosen as a finalist for the Fulbright Business Binational Internship in Mexico.   He will be paired with a multinational corporation in Mexico City and will assist with their international strategy while he takes business school classes at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM).   Since graduation, Uly has been working … Read more

Wesleyan celebrates Gary Yohe

On April 7, 2019, the Wesleyan Economics Department celebrated Gary W. Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, who will retire at the end of the current academic year.  The celebration featured a keynote address by Gary’s former student, Mark Jacobsen, a professor at the University of California San Diego, a panel discussion … Read more