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    are actively engaged in scientific research and guiding the leading journals of the profession Learn More About Us The Economics Department located in the University of Pennsylvania s School of Arts and Sciences is ranked among the top ten in the U S Its faculty productive and research oriented is committed to the advancement of economic science Department Highlights 2012 13 Job Market Candidates Penn Ph D students seeking jobs during the 2012 13 academic year More PIER Penn Institute for Economic Research Established in 1993 to create an environment for research and MORE Jere Behrman Honored Professor Behrman recently received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Chile and Details IER International Economic Review Provides a forum for modern quantitative economics More Events Nov 12 Single Issue Campaigns and Multidimensional Politics Nov 12 2012 3 30pm 5 00pm Nov 13 Strategyproofness in the Large Nov 13 2012 3 30pm 5 00pm Nov 14 Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution Evidence from France Nov 14 2012 4 00pm 5 30pm More News Sep 26 Awards at New Student Reception Four second year graduate students were honored for their first year work during this year s New Student Reception

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  • Overview | Penn Economics
    positions in leading universities or research positions in both public and private sectors E mail inquiries should be sent to economics grad upenn edu The undergraduate program of the Economics Department is one of the largest undergraduate programs in the School of Arts and Sciences The program s primary goal is to improve the analytical capacity and literacy in economics of undergraduates E mail inquiries should be sent to costello

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  • News | Penn Economics
    Francis Carey III looks on Edward Herbst the other co winner of this year s Carey Prize happily accepts his award Previous Next 4 23 2012 Professor Francis X Diebold to Lead Committee Studying Stress Tests of U S Banks Professor Diebold will lead the Federal Reserve s newly formed Model Validation Council to provide advice on the assessment of stress test on U S banks The Federal Reserve has announced the creation of the Model Validation Council to provide expert and independent advice on its processes to rigorously assess the models used in stress tests of banking institutions The council will be led by Professor Francis X Diebold For more information read the press release from the Federal Reserve Francis Diebold 4 19 2012 Emeritus Economics Professor Robert Summers Dies at 89 Economics Professor Robert Summers who taught here at Penn from 1960 to 1991 died on April 17 Retired Economics Professor Robert Summers who taught here at the University of Pennsylvania from 1960 to 1991 passed away on April 17 In 1998 he was named an American Economics Association Distinguished Fellow for his path breaking work on the measurement of consistent economic aggregates and prices across nations and over time This project produced in collaboration with fellow economists and faculty members Alan Heston and the late Irving Kravis developed real product comparisons and estimated purchasing power parities for an expanding number of countries For more information see In Memoriam Robert Summers 4 18 2012 Professor George Mailath inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences George Mailath the W H Annenberg Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Economics is among 220 new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected this year One of the nation s most prestigious honor societies the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has announced the election of 220 new members to its ranks Economics Professor George Mailath is one of them For details see Five Penn Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences See also this list of the new members organized by discipline George Mailath 4 16 2012 Reaction to March Unemployment Report Luca Bossi the Director of the Macroeconomic Principles here in the Economics Department shares his opinions on the March unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Luca Bossi shares his observations on the latest unemployment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics See The Red and the Blue a political blog of the Daily Pennsylvanian to read his observations Luca Bossi 4 9 2012 Reaction to Supreme Court s Discussion of Economics Aspects of Affordable Care Act Rebecca Stein who teaches Economics 1 shares her opinions on the economics aspects of the Affordable Care Act discussed in oral arguments before the Supreme Court Rebecca Stein shares her opinions on the economics aspects of the Affordable Care Act discussed in oral arguments before the Supreme Court See The Red and the Blue the political blog of the Daily Pennsylvanian to read her observations 3 30 2012 Audio Interview with Professor Jere Behrman Professor Jere Behrman is featured in the March 2012 issue of SAS Frontiers An audio interview with Professor Jere Behrman is featured in SAS Frontiers an online monthly magazine about the research and creative accomplishments of faculty and students in the School of Arts and Sciences here at the University of Pennsylvania To listen to the interview go to Social Q s in SAS Frontiers Professor Jere Behrman 3 20 2012 New Economics Major and Minor The Economics Department is pleased to now offer a Mathematical Economics Major and an Economic Policy Minor Details about the new major and minor are available in the Undergraduate section of our website The Economics Department is pleased to now offer a Mathematical Economics Major and an Economic Policy Minor The Mathematical Economics Major is designed for students who have a strong interest in both mathematics and economics and are potentially considering a graduate degree in economics See Mathematical Economics Major for details The Economic Policy Minor is designed for students with an interest in a variety of economic policy questions who are majoring in related fields See Economic Policy Minor for details 10 25 2011 Former graduate Ignazio Visco PhD 1981 is Governor of the Bank of Italy We congratulate our former graduate student Ignazio Visco Ph D 1981 who has been appointed Governor of the Bank of Italy by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi We congratulate our former graduate student Ignazio Visco Ph D 1981 who has been appointed Governor of the Bank of Italy by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Ignazio Visco has been Deputy Director General of the Bank of Italy since 2007 For more information on him see his profile at the Bank of Italy Ignazio Visco 10 10 2011 Congratulations to Nobelist Thomas J Sargent Congratulations to Thomas J Sargent who with Christopher A Sims was awarded the 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy He was a member of the Penn Economics faculty from 1970 1971 He is a member of the Penn Institute for Economic Research PIER Advisory Board and in February 2004 was a Martha Jonathan Cohen Distinguished Visitor Congratulations to Thomas J Sargent who with Christopher A Sims was awarded the 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy He was a member of the Penn Economics faculty from 1970 1971 He is a member of the Penn Institute for Economic Research PIER Advisory Board and in February 2004 was a Martha Jonathan Cohen Distinguished Visitor For further information see The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel 2011 Thomas J Sargent 10 5 2011 Assistant Professor Openings The Department of Economics has two or more tenure track Assistant Professor positions available Interested candidates can see the postings

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  • Events | Penn Economics
    Economy Workshop Shadow Workshop Special Event Single Issue Campaigns and Multidimensional Politics Nov 12 2012 3 30pm 5 00pm Political Economy Workshop Georgy Egorov Managerial Economics Decision Sciences Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University Download Paper Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil More Info Strategyproofness in the Large Nov 13 2012 3 30pm 5 00pm Micro Theory Seminar Eric Budish University of Chicago Booth School of Business Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil More Info Firm Size Distortions and the Productivity Distribution Evidence from France Nov 14 2012 4 00pm 5 30pm Money Macro Workshop John Van Reenen London School of Economics and Political Science Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil More Info TBA Nov 15 2012 3 30pm 5 00pm Empirical Micro Workshop Nicolas Roys University of Wisconsin Madison Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil More Info The Count of Monte Carlo Nov 19 2012 12 00pm 1 30pm Econometrics Workshop Vance Martin University of Melbourne Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil More Info Political Advertising and the Electoral College Nov 19 2012 3 30pm 5 00pm Political Economy Workshop Brett Gordon Columbia Business

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  • IER | Penn Economics
    Issue Vol 53 4 November 2012 A preview of what will appear in the next issue View Past Issues Information on how to obtain past issues of the International Economic Review View About IER The International Economic Review was established in 1960 to provide a forum for modern quantitative economics From its inception the journal has tried to stimulate economic research around the world by publishing cutting edge papers in

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  • PIER | Penn Economics
    enhance the role of the University of Pennsylvania as one of the leading institutions in the world for the study of economics To accomplish this mission PIER s main goals are to promote and support the efforts of faculty and students in advancing the science of economics to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and research results within and outside of the Penn academic community and to foster

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  • Undergraduate Program | Penn Economics
    these and many other questions More generally economics studies the allocation of scarce resources At the core of economics are theories of how individuals firms and other organizations make choices and interact taking into account constraints on their behaviors Starting points are introductory courses in microeconomics ECON 1 and macroeconomics ECON 2 Roughly speaking the first three questions fall into the realm of microeconomics whereas the latter questions belong to the field of macroeconomics In addition to ECON 1 and 2 the Department of Economics offers a large set of courses that can deepen your knowledge and understanding of economics These courses fall into three categories i courses that are intended for non majors with numbers below 100 and do not require calculus as prerequisite ii intermediate level courses in microeconomics ECON 101 macroeconomics ECON 102 statistics ECON 103 and econometrics ECON 104 which require 2 semesters of calculus MATH 104 and MATH 114 or 115 iii advanced courses numbered 2xx that require some of the intermediate level courses as prerequisites Depending on your level of interest in economics you can bundle the aforementioned courses and complete the requirements for a minor or a major The department is offering the

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  • Graduate Program | Penn Economics
    Contact Graduate Program The graduate economics program at Penn is a Ph D program administered by the Graduate Group in Economics which consists of the faculty of the Department of Economics and some of its affiliated faculty in the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences A master s program in Economics is not offered at the University of Pennsylvania The program trains students to conduct outstanding research in economics All major areas of economics are covered with particular strengths in theoretical and empirical microeconomics and in modern macroeconomics Graduates of the program obtain positions at leading universities research institutions and government agencies around the world Students in this program first acquire a thorough knowledge of economic theory and econometric methods before they begin their own research They meet a series of requirements during their first years in the program and thereafter devote most of their time to the writing of a dissertation The median length of time required for completion is 5 25 years Almost all students are supported by combinations of fellowships research assistantships and teaching assistantships during at least their first five years of study 2012 13 Job Market Candidates Penn Ph D students seeking

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