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Economics

Harvard Kennedy School
IOP

Experts Talk the Economics of Diversity at Kennedy School Conference

Economists and race relations experts convened to discuss the economic repercussions of structural racism in America and the need for continued workplace diversity Friday at the Kennedy School’s Ash Center.

Nobel Prize
Economics

Three Economists With Harvard Ties Awarded Nobel Prize

Three U.S.-based professors with Harvard ties received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for their work on minimum wage and natural experiments.

Nobel Prize
Economics

Nobel Prize

David E. Card, who was also an expert witness in Harvard's college admissions lawsuit, was one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics this year.

Alsan McArthur Genius Grant
Health

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Marcella Alsan Wins MacArthur Grant

Marcella M. Alsan is the Kennedy School’s first female MacArthur Fellow and the sole Harvard faculty member among this year’s 25 recipients.

Penny Pritzker
College

Penny Pritzker ’81 Donates $100 Million for New Economics Department Building

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and business leader Penny S. Pritzker ’81 donated $100 million to the Economics Department to support the construction of a new department building, Harvard announced Tuesday morning.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
FAS

Harvard Restores Prof. Fryer’s Teaching, Research Roles After Two-Year Sexual Harassment Suspension

Economics professor Roland G. Fryer Jr. will be allowed to return to teaching and research roles at Harvard this week after a two-year suspension for violating Faculty of Arts and Sciences sexual harassment policies.

Harvard Yard
FAS

Economics Professor Isaiah Andrews Awarded Clark Medal

Professor of Economics Isaiah S. Andrews won the John Bates Clark Medal earlier this month for his contributions to the field of econometrics.

Econ T-Shirts Illustration
Economics

Econ T-Shirts Illustration

Econ T-Shirts and slogans

Massachusetts Turnpike
Allston

‘Single Biggest Beneficiary’: Allston Residents, Elected Officials Weigh in on Funding for the Massachusetts Turnpike

As questions arise over funding for the Massachusetts Turnpike project in Allston, state officials and local residents said they are considering residents’ quality of life along with the project’s funding sources and biggest beneficiaries.

Littauer
Economics

Littauer

The Economics department is currently housed in the Littauer Center for Public Administration, built in 1938.

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College

Economics Remains Most Popular Concentration for Class of 2023

Economics remained the most popular concentration for the Class of 2023, with 186 declared sophomores. Computer Science and Government also retained the second and third spots, with 120 and 111 declared sophomore concentrators, respectively.

Littauer
FAS

Richard Cooper, Longtime Harvard Economist and Public Servant, Dies at 86

Richard N. Cooper — who taught international economics at Harvard starting in 1981 and served in four different U.S. presidential administrations — died of lymphoma on Dec. 23 at age 86 at his home in Cambridge.

White House
Politics

President-elect Joe Biden Nominates Harvard Affiliates to Top Executive Positions

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has appointed several Harvard affiliates to serve on his cabinet, including former assistant professor Janet L. Yellen, Harvard College alumni Antony J. Blinken ’84, Vivek H. Murthy ’98, and Medical School professor Rochelle P. Walensky.

Isaiah Andrews MacArthur
Economics

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Andrews Lauded for ‘Ridiculous Smarts,’ ‘Ridiculous Amount of Kindness’

Andrews was named a 2020 MacArthur Fellow in October, receiving $625,000 for his work overcoming statistical inference problems in empirical economics. The grant itself gives him flexibility to take more unpaid leave and focus on research, Andrews explained, but it is also a tremendous honor in its own right.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Former IMF Official Presents Two Paths for ‘New Normal’ in Post-Pandemic Global Finance

Former International Monetary Fund and French Treasury official Jean-Pierre Landau laid out two potential paths to confront the pandemic’s effects on global finance in a webinar hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School Wednesday evening.

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