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 more
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 more
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.
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 more