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December 5, 2022

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.

November 28, 2022

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:

October 20, 2022

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

September 22, 2022

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 

September 14, 2022

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!

August 31, 2022

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:

April 13, 2022

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:

March 21, 2022

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.