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  • New research by Doug Staiger and Co-authors Featured in NYTimes

    Math, reading and history scores from the past three years show that students learned far less during the pandemic than was typical in previous years. By the spring of 2022, according to new research, the average student was half a year behind in math and a third of a year behind in reading.

    NYTimes Op-ed
  • Oyebola Okunogbe '06 Wins AEJ 2023 Best Paper Award

    The Department of Economics congratulates Oyebola Okunogbe '06 for receiving the 2023 Best Paper award for the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy for her article, "Technology, Taxation, and Corruption: Evidence from the Introduction of Electronic Tax Filing."

    Oyebola Okunogbe
  • Trade Policy Today: A PEP Debate

    Doug Irwin (Economics) and Scott Lincicome (Cato Institute) address the current problems and possibilities in American and global trade policy.

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  • Why Central Banks Should Be Cutting Rates

    Professor David "Danny" Blanchflower argues that central banks are making the same errors now as they made in 2008 when they failed to see the looming financial crisis. He gave this talk on Wednesday, April 19th. A recording of the webinar is available here.

  • Episode #3 Big Green Economics Podcast

    In episode 3, Dr. Christopher Snyder discusses his research on the economics of preparing for the next global pandemic using data from COVID-19 and analysis of optimal vaccine development. Dr. Snyder shares the best way for society to get ahead on vaccine production and other advance preparations for pandemics.

    Episode 3 Dr Snyder

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