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January 31, 2024

Department Chair Marla Ripoll in Wall Street Journal discussing new trends in parents providing financial help to their adult children.

Department Chair and Professor Marla Ripoll was interviewed for Wall Street Journal article titled "Well Into Adulthood and Still Getting Money From Their Parents." The January 25, 2024 article discusses findings from a paper by Ripoll and PhD alumnus Siqiang Yang, "Financial Transfers from Parents to Adult Children." From the article:

December 5, 2023

Applications for Harvey S. Cohen Undergraduate Research Prize now open

The Department of Economics is excited to announce that the next application window for the Harvey S. Cohen Undergraduate Research Prize is now open.

October 10, 2023

PhD alumna Vasiliki Skreta named Fellow of the Econometrics Society.

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.  

Students and Harvey S. Cohen in hallway
September 25, 2023

Department of Economics welcomes Harvey S. Cohen

The Department of Economics welcomed Harvey S. Cohen (A&S, Economics, 1968) to speak with our faculty and our Harvey S. Cohen Research Fellows on Friday, September 22.  

September 19, 2023

Pitt's Economics undergraduate program #41 in the country according to latest report.

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.  

September 11, 2023

Master's in Quantitative Economics applications open for Fall 2024

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. 

August 1, 2023

Economics major, Isabel Lam, featured in Disney+ Documentary Series, "Growing Up"

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:

June 20, 2023

Five Economics majors are recognized as 2023 Brackenridge Fellows.

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.

David Autor headshot
April 11, 2023

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 [recording of lecture available here].  Dr.

Book cover: The No Club
January 26, 2023

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 Workis 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.

Whitten receiving award
January 3, 2023

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!