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  • Home | Penn Economics
    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 ITAM PIER Conference on Macroeconomics On August 21 22 2015 this 2nd annual event comes to Penn Details Economics Day 2015 On April 17th we recognized the achievements of faculty graduate and undergraduate students More Letter from the Chair Welcome to the Economics Department at the University of Pennsylvania 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 2015 8 15am Aug 22 2015 2 00pm Sep 01 TBA Micro Theory Seminar Sep 01 2015 3 30pm 5 00pm Sep 03 TBA Empirical Micro Workshop Sep 03 2015 3 30pm 5 00pm More News May 12 Professor Guido Menzio wins Carlo Alberto Medal Professor Guido Menzio has won the Carlo Alberto Medal

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  • Overview | Penn Economics
    hold academic 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

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  • News | Penn Economics
    A Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor and his appointment will be shared between Economics and Electrical and Systems Engineering Penn President Amy Guttmann and Provost Vincent Price announced the appointment of Rakesh Vohra as the University of Pennsylvania s fifteenth Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor effective August 1 2013 Vohra is a leading global expert in mechanism design an innovative area of game theory that brings together economics engineering and computer science He will be the George A Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor and his appointment will be shared between the Department of Economics and the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science His economics research in mechanism design focuses on the best ways to allocate scarce resources when the information required to make the allocation is dispersed and privately held an increasingly common condition in present day environments His work has been critical to the development of game auction and pricing theory for example the keyword auctions central to online search engines and spans such areas as operations research market systems and optimal pricing mechanisms For more information see Penn News 4 24 2013 Professor Jere R Behrman Leads Grand Challenges Canada Grant Project at Penn The project will be centered at the Penn Population Studies Center where Behrman is a research associate Professor Behrman is the lead researcher for an 18 month grant to the University from Grand Challenges Canada for Team 1000 Saving Brains Economic Impacts of Poverty Related Risk Factors during the First 1000 Days for Cognitive Development and Human Capital The project will be centered at the Penn Population Studies Center where Behrman pictured at right is a research associate but is a part of a consortium with the University of Bristol PI Sonia Bhalotra and The Center for Disease Dynamics Economics Policy CDDEP Public Health Foundation of India PHFI PI Ramanan Laxminarayan that involves over 50 investigators in 17 countries Funded by the Government of Canada Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low and middle income countries and Canada The organization works to catalyze scale sustainability and impact focusing on results that save and improve lives globally Its Saving Brains program focuses on interventions that nurture and protect brain development in the first 1 000 days of life For further details see Penn News or the University of Pennsylvania Almanac For more information on Professor Behrman s work see page 7 of the Spring Summer 2013 issue of Penn Arts and Sciences Magazine 4 22 2013 Congratulations to Graduate 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

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  • Events | Penn Economics
    Locust Walk 395 McNeil Building More Info Lawrence R Klein Lecture Coordination Common Knowledge and Comparative Statics Sep 17 2015 3 30pm 5 00pm Empirical Micro Workshop Special Event Stephen Morris Princeton University Location University of Pennsylvania TBD More Info TBA Empirical Micro Workshop Sep 18 2015 12 00pm 1 30pm Empirical Micro Workshop Devin Reilly Penn Graduate Student Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil Building More Info TBA Econometrics Workshop Sep 21 2015 4 30pm 6 00pm Econometrics Workshop Stéphane Bonhomme University of Chicago Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk TBD More Info TBA Micro Theory Seminar Sep 22 2015 3 30pm 5 00pm Micro Theory Seminar Simone Galperti University of California San Diego Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil Building More Info TBA Empirical Micro Workshop Sep 24 2015 3 30pm 5 00pm Empirical Micro Workshop YinYin Yu Penn Graduate Student Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil Building More Info TBA Econometrics Workshop Sep 28 2015 4 30pm 6 00pm Econometrics Workshop Eric Renault Brown University Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk TBD More Info TBA Micro Theory Seminar Sep 29 2015 3 30pm 5 00pm Micro Theory Seminar Ehud Kalai Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil Building More Info TBA Empirical Micro Workshop Oct 01 2015 3 30pm 5 00pm Empirical Micro Workshop Ekim Muyan Penn Graduate Student Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil Building More Info TBA Micro Theory Seminar Oct 06 2015 3 30pm 5 00pm Micro Theory Seminar TBA Penn Graduate Student Location University of Pennsylvania 3718 Locust Walk 395 McNeil Building More Info TBA Econometrics Workshop Oct 12 2015 4 30pm 6 00pm Econometrics Workshop TBA Penn Graduate Student Location

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  • IER | Penn Economics
    Issue Vol 56 3 August 2015 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
    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 a better understanding of

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  • Undergraduate Program | Penn Economics
    economics is all about its value to prospective students details about advanced placement waivers and research and job opportunities available to majors Learn More Majors and Minors Majors and Minors The Economics Department offers two majors Economics and Mathematical Economics and two different minor programs Students wishing to declare an Economics major should see Lynn Costello Undergraduate Coordinator Learn More Economics is a social science and as such an important

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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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