The Department of Economics is excited to announce that the next application window for the Harvey S. Cohen Undergraduate Research Prize is now open.
On October 9, PhD alumna Vasiliki Skreta was announced as a 2023 Fellow for the Econometrics Society. Dr. Skreta is the Leroy G. Denman Regents Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas, Austin, working primarily on mechanism design.
According to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best College report, Pitt's Department of Economics undergraduate programs rank #41 in the nation. Economics is one of two undergraduate programs making the Top 50 in their respective lists.
The application portal for the Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MQE) has opened for Fall 2024. Those interested in applying should visit the MQE Admissions page, review the information listed there, and create an application via GradCAS.
The MQE has rolling admissions, which means applications are reviewed as they are received. Applicants typically get decisions within 2 - 3 weeks.
Economics major, Isabel Lam, is featured in the Disney+ documentary series “Growing Up,” which highlights 11 young “heroes” as they reflect on inspiring journeys of self-acceptance and activism.
Read about her activism here: https://www.pitt.edu/pittwire/ones-watch/isabel-lam.
Thirty-five undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh will receive $4,000 each and other support for their summer research as 2023 Brackenridge fellows. The fellowship, sponsored by the David C. Frederick Honors College, supports independently led research and creative projects and includes weekly seminars to enhance learning and idea exchange.
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.
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: 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.
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: 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: