Economics

Economics

Mankiw, Renowned Conservative Economist, Will Not Vote Trump

Mankiw, who served under former President George W. Bush as chairman of the President’s Council of Economics Advisers, wrote in a frank post on his blog last week that Trump “will not be getting my vote.”

Mankiw and Yellen
Radcliffe Institute

Mankiw and Yellen

Chair of the Federal Reserve System Janet Yellen in conversation with Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics N. Gregory Mankiw.

Bernanke
Radcliffe Institute

Bernanke

Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Ben S. Bernanke '75 speaks at Radcliffe Day on Friday.

Class Day 2014 Speaker
Economics

Leaning In from Harvard Yard to Facebook: Sheryl K. Sandberg ’91

Almost 25 after graduating, the Class of 1991 has selected Sandberg as its Chief Marshal in this year’s Commencement ceremony—a position awarded to a class member who has achieved success in their careers, contributed to their communities, and served the College, according to the Harvard Alumni Association’s website.

1991 Recession Cartoon
Central Administration

Recession in Retrospect: Budget Cuts and Bleak Job Prospects for Graduates

At Harvard, unexpected changes in University leadership resulted in unforeseen budget cuts and delays in the new capital campaign, exacerbating the University’s economic difficulties in 1990 and 1991.

Spring Faculty Meeting
FAS Administration

Spring Faculty Meeting

David I. Laibson ’88, chair of the Economics Department, and Jeffrey A. Myron, the department’s director of undergraduate studies, head into University Hall on Tuesday afternoon for a Faculty meeting.

Littauer
College

Full-Time Advisers Make Economics Department More Intimate

As freshmen interested in Economics flood the department's Advising Fortnight events, they will interact with an advising structure that looks very different from five years ago.

Computer Science

Professors Ask Computers to Catch Cheating

Professors are more widely employing algorithms, from decades-old codes to ones created by instructors, as an automated means to detect plagiarism in student assignments.

College

Superhero Capes and Conversation Launch Advising Fortnight

Members of the Advising Programs Office donned bright-red capes at the packed kickoff for the Advising Fortnight in Annenberg Hall on Monday, allowing freshmen to learn about the College's 49 concentrations.

Conan C. O’Brien ‘85 Speaks in Sanders Theatre
Economics

Conan's Biggest Regret at Harvard is Greg Mankiw's Greatest Dream

For those of you who prefer to live within the comfort of Lamont or gave up on lotteries after you were rejected from all of your classes during shopping week, Conan O’Brien was on campus on Friday afternoon for a conversation with President Drew Faust in Sanders. Conan revealed that he had never taken Ec10, the second-most popular class at Harvard.

Central Administration

Elmendorf Assumes Role As Kennedy School Dean

Elmendorf emphasized the importance of helping the school adopt modern teaching methods, fundraising for the capital campaign, seeing the construction of the HKS campus through to its completion, and keeping the cost of the Kennedy School low.

Kevin B. Li '16
Music

Kevin B. Li

Kevin Li may wear a self-imposed uniform, but he's certainly a colorful thinker.

College

Two Harvard Seniors Selected for Marshall Scholarship

Bianca Mulaney ’16 and Rebecca M. Panovka ’16, friends and fellow Quincy House residents, have been named Harvard’s two newest Marshall scholars to their shared surprise and disbelief.

College

Forty-Eight Seniors Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

The 48 seniors elected last week to the College's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa hail from all twelve of Harvard’s houses, with the strongest contingent from Mather House at eight.

Meeting at the White House
College

Meeting at the White House

Jeremy C. Stein, pictured here in a previous meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009, is a current professor in the Economics Department. Stein was an advisor in the U.S. Treasury Department after the 2008 financial crisis.