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  • Home | Penn Economics
    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 Economics Day 2014 On April 18th we recognized the achievements of faculty graduate and undergraduate students More Lawrence R Klein A Colloquium Honoring His Legacy To be held on October 25 2014 Details PIER Penn Institute for Economic Research Established in 1993 to create an environment for research and MORE IER International Economic Review Provides a forum for modern quantitative economics More Events Aug 21 ITAM PIER Conference on Macroeconomics Aug 21 2014 All day Aug 22 2014 All day Sep 08 TBA Econometrics Workshop Sep 08 2014 4 30pm 6 00pm Sep 11 UPENN Philadelphia Fed Search and Matching Workshop Sep 11 2014 All day Sep 12 2014 All day More News Jan 15 Undergraduate Student Christina Economy named Dean s Scholar Christina Economy a senior who is a double major in Economics and International Relations has been named a 2013 14 Dean s Scholar

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  • Overview | Penn Economics
    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 econ

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  • News | Penn Economics
    Student Zenan Wu Zenan Wu was one of the ten winners of this year s Penn Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching We extend our congratulations to Zenan Wu who was awarded the Penn Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching this year Last year he was a TA for Economics 1 and his research interest is applied micro theory 4 10 2013 Congratulations to Undergraduate Student Christina Economy She is one of the 2013 Truman Scholars Christina Economy a junior who is a double major in Economics and International Relations has been awarded a Harry S Truman Scholarship The Truman Scholarship is a merit based award for college students who plan to pursue careers in government or public service She is one of 62 Truman Scholars this year For details see Penn News 2 15 2013 Rebecca Stein Will Engage Online Economics Students in the Active Sport of Learning She will be teaching Principles of Microeconomics through Coursera this spring to over 8 000 students Beginning on April 8 Senior Lecturer Rebecca Stein will be teaching Principles of Microeconomics online through Coursera For full details see the Penn News article Rebecca Stein is pictured at right 2 5 2013 Penn Receives 25 Million Gift to Create Ronald O Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics The gift from alumnus Ronald Perelman will be used to provide a new home for the departments of Economics and Political Science The extraordinarily generous gift will provide a new home for both the Department of Economics and Political Science The Ronald O Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics will be located in the West Philadelphia Trust Building at 36th and Walnut streets Ronald O Perelman pictured right is an alumnus of Penn a member of Penn s Board of Trustees and a frequent donor to the University For full details see Penn News 2 1 2013 Presidential Term Professor Enrique Mendoza Examines the Fiscal Cliff and its Future Significance An online audio presentation On the Precipice is an online audio presentation from SAS Frontiers that features Presidential Term Professor Enrique Mendoza examining the fiscal cliff and its future significance SAS Frontiers is an online magazine highlighting research and scholarship in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn 1 11 2013 Nobelist Thomas Sargent to Speak at Social Science Policy Forum on Jan 28th Economics Nobel Laureate Thomas Sargent will be speaking here at Penn on January 28 2013 Economics Nobel Laureate Thomas Sargent will be presenting Continental Drift The Forces Underlying the Euro Crisis at Penn s Social Science Policy Forum on January 28 2013 at 4 30 pm in College Hall 200 Class of 1954 Lecture Hall The Department of Economics is a sponsor of the event 12 7 2012 Graduate Dissertation Fellowship Announced A fellowship has been established in memory of Robert Summers A graduate dissertation fellowship has been established in the memory of Robert Summers a distinguished member of the faculty for over 30 years to be awarded annually to the most deserving student in the Economics Department working on a Ph D dissertation in the fields of empirical macroeconomics or international economics For more information about Professor Summers see In Memoriam 11 21 2012 Congratulations to Antonio Merlo Professor Merlo has been elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society Professor Antonio Merlo has been elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics Among its activities the Society is responsible for the publication of the journals Econometrica Quantitative Economics and Theoretical Economics the publication of a research Monograph series and the organization of scientific meetings in six regions of the world 9 26 2012 Awards at New Student Reception Four students were honored for their first year work during this year s New Student Reception Four second year graduate students were honored for their first year work during this year s New Student Reception on September 26 2012 Chunzan Wu won the Lawrence Robbins Prize awarded to the student judged to be the best in the first year class Juan Hernandez received the Certificate of Distinction for the Best Performance in Microeconomics in the first year Kristin Shaw received the Certificate of Distinction for the Best Performance in Macroeconomics in the first year Yu Laura Liu received the Certificate of Distinction for the Best Performance in Econometrics in the first year The reception was hosted by the Graduate Economics Society Second year graduate students from left to right Chunzan Wu Juan Hernandez Kristin Shaw and Yu Laura Liu 9 22 2012 Structural Estimation of Behavioral Models Conference On September 21 and 22 a two day conference was held to honor Department Chair Ken Wolpin Held to honor Department Chair Ken Wolpin s 65th birthday the two day conference Structural Estimation of Behavioral Models A Conference in Honor of Kenneth I Wolpin brought together forty four former students and close colleagues from outside Penn who presented their research An audience of about 100 including many faculty members and current graduate students were on hand Research papers related to the conference will be considered for publication in the IER The conference was sponsored by the Penn Institute for Economic Research the Population Studies Center the John Deutsch Institute and the McCabe Empirical Micro Workshop Group photo of conference participants Petra Todd Penn with James J Heckman University of Chicago the 2000 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences Ed Lazear Stanford GSB Tom MaCordy Stanford University Ken Wolpin and Frank Diebold Penn left to right Previous Next 8 30 2012 Professors Dirk Krueger and Jesus Fernandez Villaverde Discuss the State of the European Economy An online audio presentation in SAS Frontiers Breaking the Bank is an online audio presentation from SAS Frontiers that features Professors Dirk Krueger and Jesus Fernandez Villaverde discussing the state of the European economy SAS Frontiers is an online magazine highlighting research and scholarship in the School

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  • Events | Penn Economics
    Workshop International Economics Workshop Junior Recruiting Seminars Micro Theory Seminar Money Macro Workshop PIER Conference PIER Lecture Political Economy Workshop Shadow Workshop Special Event ITAM PIER Conference on Macroeconomics Aug 21 2014 All day Aug 22 2014 All day PIER Conference Location ITAM Santa Teresa Campus More Info TBA Econometrics Workshop Sep 08 2014 4 30pm 6 00pm Econometrics Workshop Juan Rubio Ramirez Duke University Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk TBD More Info UPENN Philadelphia Fed Search and Matching Workshop Sep 11 2014 All day Sep 12 2014 All day PIER Conference Location Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 10 Independence Mall More Info Revisiting Useful Approaches to Data Rich Macroeconomic Forecasting Sep 15 2014 4 30pm 6 00pm Econometrics Workshop Jan J J Groen Federal Reserve Bank of New York Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk TBD More Info TBA Econometrics Workshop Sep 22 2014 4 30pm 6 00pm Econometrics Workshop Michal Kolesár Princeton University Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk TBD More Info Machine Learning and Econometric Causality Sep 29 2014 3 30pm 5 00pm Econometrics Workshop Empirical Micro Workshop Micro Theory Seminar Susan Athey Stanford Graduate School of Business Location University of Pennsylvania 3718

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  • IER | Penn Economics
    Issue Vol 55 3 August 2014 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
    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 a better understanding of the importance of basic economic research in the formulation

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  • Undergraduate Program | Penn Economics
    to 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

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  • Graduate Program | Penn 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

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