Economics

Molly E. Wharton
Endpaper

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.

Littauer
Race

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.

Littauer
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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College

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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Economics

Ec10b

Professor N. Gregory Mankiw addresses students in Sanders Theater during the first lecture of Economics 10b: Principles of Economics on Monday.

Adjourning
College

Q Guide Will Likely Ask About Affordability of Course Materials

Beginning next semester, the Q guide will likely contain a question about the affordability of course materials—part of an ongoing effort by the committee to address the high course material costs on campus.

FAS

Professors Shocked, Disheartened By Trump Victory

Some of Harvard’s authorities on American politics shared feelings of shock and warned of instability in the political system after Donald Trump became president-elect.

Oliver Hart
Politics

Oliver Hart

Oliver Hart has been an Economics professor at Harvard University since 1993.

Littauer
FAS

Meeting the Demand: Harvard’s Economics Department Works Past Challenges

The Economics Department had " a particularly dark year" in 2015, the department chair said. Now, things are changing.

Freakonomics
Economics

Freakonomics

Brown University economics professor Emma Oster speaks to the Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association on Wednesday evening. Oster is a Freakonomics contributor and writer for the Wall Street Journal.

Politics

12 Harvard Economists Sign Letter Opposing Trump

Twelve Harvard professors joined more than 300 other prominent American economists in signing a letter advising U.S. citizens not to vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Politics

Two Harvard Nobel Laureates Sign Letter Endorsing Hillary Clinton

Twenty Nobel laureates in the field of economics, including two Harvard professors, have signed a letter endorsing Democratic nominee Hillary R. Clinton for the presidency. The letter, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, was published online Monday.

College

More than 100 Harvard Faculty Signed Petition to Support Strike

Over the past several weeks, Harvard faculty have shown their support for striking dining hall workers, bringing their classes to the picket lines and signing a petition calling on Harvard to reach an agreement with its employees.

Economics

In University Hall, Harvard Celebrates Nobel Prize Winner Oliver Hart

Clinking champagne glasses reverberated around University Hall’s Faculty Room as Economics professor Oliver Hart’s colleagues, friends, and family gathered Tuesday afternoon to celebrate his Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

FAS

Harvard Economics Professor Oliver Hart Wins Joint Nobel Prize

Economics professor Oliver Hart became the most recent in a long line of Harvard faculty members to earn the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, receiving the award in conjunction with MIT professor Bengt Holmström “for their contributions to contract theory."