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Economics

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College

Introductory Economics Most Popular Spring Course for Fifth Year

​Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” topped the charts in undergraduate enrollment for the fifth consecutive spring semester.

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City Politics

Boston Enters Round Two of Amazon HQ Search

Amazon named Boston as one of 20 finalists in its search for a second headquarters earlier this month, after both city and Harvard leaders said they support the bid.

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Economics Professors Predict Bitcoin Will Drop in Value

"My guess is that sooner or later governments are going to regulate cryptocurrencies out of existence," Economics professor Jeffrey A. Miron said.

Politics

AEI Scholar Talks Health Care, Tax Reform

Stan A. Veuger, an economic analyst from the American Enterprise Institute, spoke about congressional deadlock and the Trump administration’s legislative agenda at the CGIS Knafel building Friday.

Economics

Expert Discusses Access to Financial Services

“My biggest takeaway is that there is a ton of opportunity to do activist lending in a lot of developing markets,” a student attendee said.

"Instrumental Variables and Policy Relevance" Lecture by Magne Mogstad
Economics

"Instrumental Variables and Policy Relevance" Lecture by Magne Mogstad

Professor Magne Mogstad from the University of Chicago presented the Economics Department Harris Lecture on "Instrumental Variables and Policy Relevance" in Science Center Hall A.

Economics

Symposium Brings Together Experts on Inequality

​Professors and researchers from across the country delivered interdisciplinary talks on problems of inequality at the first-ever Inequality in America Symposium, held at Loeb House on Friday.

College

Rodrik Advocates ‘Globalization Without Globalism'

Introducing Rodrik, Danielle S. Allen—a Government professor and the director of the Safra Center— emphasized how Rodrik is particularly keen on asking both political and economic questions.

Economics 10 textbook
Economics

Economics 10 textbook

A copy of the 7th edition of "Principles of Economics" by Prof. N. Gregory Mankiw, who teaches Economics 10.

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College

After Criticism, Mankiw to Donate Textbook Royalties to Charity

In the Economics 10 syllabus, Mankiw wrote that he would now “donate to charity all royalties earned from Ec 10 students’ purchase of these materials.”

Course Enrollment Fall 2017
College

Ec10, CS50 Once Again Top Course Enrollment

Keeping in line with last fall’s enrollment numbers, Economics 10 edged out Computer Science 50 as the College's most sought-after class.

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My Economy of Language

In our complicated world of unobservable factors, messy data, and nonlinear relationships, economists often must find clever ways to measure the causal effect of one variable on another.

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Economics Department Looks to Hire Faculty, Increase Department's Diversity

The Economics department has been working with Psychology professor Mahzarin R. Banaji to recruit female faculty and faculty of color.

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FAS

Economics Doctoral Students Received Confidential Information About Admitted Peers

​A spreadsheet containing personal information and confidential evaluation data about admitted Economics doctoral students was mistakenly sent to current graduate students in the department.

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Economics 10b Enrolls Most Students for Fourth Consecutive Year

Economics 10b: “Principles of Economics” is the most popular course in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the fourth consecutive spring.

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