Department Welcomes David Autor for 2023 McKay Lecture
The Department welcomed David H. Autor, Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the 2023 McKay Lecture on April 6. Dr.
Dr. Andy Ferrara's work featured in The Economist, "America's other great migration"
On March 29 The Economist featured the work of Dr. Andreas Ferrara and his co-authors for a piece "America’s other great migration: White migrants from America’s South turned its northern politics rightwards."
The No Club, co-authored by Lise Vesterlund, is a best-seller in Denmark
The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work, is the #1 best-selling business book at Denmark's largest book retailer. The No Club, or Nej-klubben - Et opgør med kvinders karriere-hæmmende arbejde, was co-authored by Dr. Lise Vesterlund, an Andrew W.
PhD alum Gregory Whitten receives Teaching Excellence Award from Lingnan University
Gregory Whitten, who earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013, recently received the Teaching Excellence Award from Lingnan University. Dr. Whitten has been an assistant professor at Lingnan University in Hong Kong since graduating from our department a decade ago. Congratulations, Dr. Whitten!
Andy Ferrara and coauthors awarded $100,000 grant from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to organize a NBER conference on the Economics of WWII
Assistant Professor Andy Ferrara and coauthors were just awarded a $100,000 grant from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to organize a NBER conference on the Economics of WWII. The conference will take place on April 4-5, 2024 in Boston. The papers will be published in a special issue of Explorations in Economic History, for which Andy will be one of the guest editors.
The No Club named among 12 best business books of 2022
The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work, co-authored by Lise Vesterlund, was recently named among the 12 best business books of 2022 by The Times. A summary of The No Club:
Joseph Constanty, undergraduate alum, is featured in Pitt magazine this month
Joseph Constanty, an undergrad alum is featured in Pitt magazine this month:
“Sustainable transportation doesn't end at electric cars, says alumnus Joseph Constanty (ECON 2002) . He's found career success and an environmentally friendly passion on two wheels.”
To read more, visit https://www.pittmag.pitt.edu/news/plugged
Associate Professor Osea Giuntella's work featured by New York Times, on NBER homepage
Osea Giuntella, an Associate Professor in our department, had two of his works featured in major outlets on September 21, 2022. His paper "The Midlife Crisis," was featured
Economics Undergraduate, Kiera Ledermann, receives the inaugural Voyager scholarship through the Obama Foundation
Congratulations to Kiera Ledernann, Economics undergraduate student, on receiving the inaugural Voyager scholarship through the Obama Foundation!
Three faculty publish lead article in September 2022 American Economic Review
Three of Pitt's economics faculty have authored the lead article in the September 2022 issue of American Economic Review. “Belief Elicitation and Behavioral Incentive Compatibility," by David Danz, Lise Vesterlund, and Alistair Wilson, is representative of not only the department's scholarly output but also its culture of collaboration.
The abstract reads:
Dr. Giuntella Appointed as Faculty Research Fellow in NBER
Dr. Osea Giuntella has been appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the NBER's program on Health Economics. Please feel free to visit Dr. Giuntella's website here: https://www.oseagiuntella.com/home.
Dr. Stefania Albanesi Testifies at US House Budget Committee
Dr. Stefania Albanesi, Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, was invited to testify to the United States Congress in a hearing on March 16 for the House Budget Committee on the effect of the pandemic on women's employment and prospects going forward. This prestigious invitation was an important contribution from the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Economics to the American public.