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.
The Economics Department had " a particularly dark year" in 2015, the department chair said. Now, things are changing.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Ec 10a now requires that students buy a new loose-leaf course pack for a whopping $132, a change that the course head and textbook author N. Gregory Mankiw stands by. You could be glad you didn’t enroll, or holding back tears because you did; either way, we at Flyby have a carefully curated selection of objectively better things you could’ve spent that cash money on.
Students enrolled in Harvard’s introductory economics course must now purchase loose-leaf copies of N. Gregory Mankiw’s Principles of Microeconomics as well as a code to online materials. The course continues to face criticism for being too costly as a required and introductory course for Economics concentrators.
Students in the College’s introductory economics class are criticizing the new textbook. But the course’s professor and the textbook’s author said the new system is worth the pricetag.
In the battle for Harvard undergraduates, enrollment numbers from this semester may show Wall Street still has clout over Silicon Valley.