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Economics

Isaiah Andrews MacArthur
FAS

Harvard Economics Professor Isaiah Andrews Wins MacArthur Grant

Harvard Economics professor Isaiah S. Andrews was one of 21 recipients of a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, the MacArthur Foundation announced on Tuesday.

Littauer Center
Economics

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Michael Kremer Departs Harvard for Chicago

Harvard Economics professor Michael R. Kremer ’85, one of the recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, is leaving Cambridge to direct a new Development Innovation Lab at the University of Chicago.

Alesina
Economics

Alberto Alesina, Prolific Econ. Professor Who ‘Made the Whole Program More Human,’ Dies at 63

Several colleagues agreed that Alberto Alesina’s warmth and humility pervaded the Economics Department at Harvard, where he had been a faculty member since 1988 and served as chair from 2003 to 2006.

Weather
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Reinhart Named World Bank Chief Economist

The World Bank named Harvard Kennedy School professor Carmen M. Reinhart its new chief economist Wednesday amid predictions of a prolonged global recession.

Littauer
Research

Economics Professor Dell Wins Clark Medal

Economics Professor Melissa L. Dell ’05 was named the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal for her research on the role of institutions in economic development.

Littauer
College

Economics Remains Most Popular Concentration for Class of 2022

Economics maintained its position as the most popular concentration, with 612 undergraduate concentrators at the College this fall, according to the Director of the Office of Institutional Research Karen Pearce.

Why I Declared
Economics

Why I Declared 2019: Social Sciences

To get some perspective on concentration declaration, we asked Flyby sophomores studying the social sciences why they declared.

Michael Kremer
Economics

Michael Kremer

Economics Professor and 2019 Nobel Laureate in Economics Michael Kremer '85 converses with students during an event hosted by the Center for International Development in the Smith Campus Center Tuesday evening.

Michael Kremer
Economics

Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer Discusses Award-Winning Work with Harvard Students

Economics Professor and 2019 Nobel Laureate Michael R. Kremer ’85 shared insights into his personal journey as an economist with Harvard students during an event Tuesday afternoon at the Smith Campus Center.

Gita Gopinath
College

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath Discusses U.S.-China Trade Tensions at JFK Jr. Forum

International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath returned to Harvard to discuss emerging markets, trade disputes, and other global economic issues at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Tuesday evening.

Inside Littauer
Politics

Saez Addresses Economic Inequality, Advocates for Wealth Tax in Kennedy School Talk

Economist Emmanuel Saez proposed tax reforms to alleviate America’s wealth disparity in a lecture on economic inequality at the Harvard Kennedy School Monday evening.

Joseph Moakley Courthouse
Economics

Legacy, Athlete, and Donor Preferences Disproportionately Benefit White Applicants, per Analysis

Forty-three percent of white admits to Harvard College are athletes, legacies, children of faculty, or members of a hand selected list curated by top administrators, according to working papers by Students for Fair Admissions-hired expert witness Peter S. Arcidiacono.

Industrial Revolution Lecture
FAS

At Harvard Economics Talk, Northwestern Professor Reinterprets Industrial Revolution

Economic historian Joel Mokyr argued that the expertise of British craftsmen fueled that country’s rise to dominance during the Industrial Revolution in a lecture sponsored by the Economics Department Wednesday.

Larry Sumers
College

Larry Sumers

Professor Larry Summers introduces Bank of England Governor Mike Carney at the IOP on Wednesday evening. The two professionals discussed The New International Economic Order and the current trade issues in the global economy today.

Littauer
Economics

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Harvard Professor Michael Kremer

Economics Professor Michael Kremer ’85 won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with two MIT professors for their work on developing an experimental methodology for alleviating poverty around the world.

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