Economics

Inelastic Demand
College

Inelastic Demand

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.

Inelastic Demand
College

Students Criticize New Ec 10 Textbooks; Mankiw Defends

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.

Course Enrollment Graph Fall 2016
College

Ec. Surpasses Computer Science in College’s Fall Enrollment

In the battle for Harvard undergraduates, enrollment numbers from this semester may show Wall Street still has clout over Silicon Valley.

Shopping Ec10
Economics

Shopping Ec10

Students shop Economics 10a: "Principles of Economics," a perennial favorite, which meets in Sanders Theatre on Wednesday at noon.

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.