Gan’s Research Receives National Attention 9/18/2014 2:40:57 PM
Professor Li Gan’s work on the largest academic study of personal finances in China was reviewed by The New York Times. See article here.
Department of Economics Award for Leadership and Academic Excellence 8/8/2014 9:01:00 AM
Best Paper – Economics Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 8/8/2014 9:00:00 AM
The EUROP Best Paper prize for 2013-2014 has awarded to Sarah Armstrong and Derek Welborn. Sarah has been investigating how the expansion of DNA databases has affected plea bargaining, finding that defendants are more likely to plead down to less serious charges that may allow them to avoid being registered in these databases. Derek has spent two years working with data from DonorsChoose.org . His work looks into into how matching grants affect giving, particularly in whether these grants lure donations away from other projects, and finds some evidence to suggest “crowding out” of matching. Sarah will be studying Urdu in India on a US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship this summer, then attending Georgetown University’s masters program in Mathematics and Statistics. Derek is fielding several job offers and considering his options.
2014 PhD Student Placement 5/22/2014 10:05:00 AM
Our graduating PhD students are moving to exciting new positions next year. The list is long and it includes tenure track positions at Emory (Zhongjian Lin), University of Mississippi (Cheng Cheng), National Taiwan University (Jian-Da Zhu), Portland State (Forrest Williams), and Cal State-LA (Devika Hazra). Also, our students are headed to high profile post-doc positions at MIT (Jeremy West) and USC (Jiu-Chung Yang).
Qi Li Earns Major Award in Econometrics 5/22/2014 10:04:00 AM
Professor Qi Li has been given the Econometric Theory Plura Scripsit Award for 2014. This Award, which was instituted in 1997, is given to major contributors to Econometric Theory, a prestigious journal in the field of econometrics. The twenty-nine previous recipients of the Plura Scripsit Award are a Who’s Who of the top econometricians in the world. Dr. Li is a worthy addition to that list of top scholars.
Meer Receives Ray A. Rothrock ’77 Fellowship 5/22/2014 10:03:00 AM
Jonathan Meer has been awarded a Ray A. Rothrock ’77 Fellowship. This fellowship program is intended to recognize annually up to three newly-promoted, highly recommended associate professors from the College of Liberal Arts with three-year awards of $5000 per year. The award is intended to encourage and support the completion of exceptionally promising post-promotion projects and continued outstanding teaching.
Department Hosts Inaugural Texas Experimental Association Symposium 5/22/2014 10:02:00 AM
The inaugural Texas Experimental Association Symposium (TExAS) was held at Texas A&M on March 29, 2014. Thirty scholars from outside of the TAMU Economics Department and sixteen from within attended the conference, all with ties past or current to experimental research within Texas. John Kagel (Ohio State) and Rebecca Morton (NYU), both former A&M faculty, provided keynote addresses. The Symposium benefitted from HASS grant funding awarded to the TAMU experimental group.
Dane Warren wins undergraduate Award for Leadership and Academic Excellence 5/22/2014 10:01:00 AM
Dane Warren has been awarded the department’s highest award for undergraduates this year, recognizing both his academic and leadership success. Dane is headed to law school at Columbia University next year.