Economics

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.

Meeting at the White House
FAS

Economist Stein Brings Crisis Experience to the Classroom

Though he occasionally steals away to shape the nation's economic policy, Jeremy Stein always returns to his office at the Littauer Center for Economics, equipped with a whole new palette of experiences to recolor his curriculum.

“Why Disciplines Persist”
Humanities Division

Garber Talks Importance of Academic Disciplines

Titled “Why Disciplines Persist,” the lecture followed an eight-year hiatus after the first Provostial Lecture, given by former University Provost Steven E. Hyman.

Honor Code Panel
College

To Curtail Cheating, Study Suggests Randomly Assigned Seats

A study co-authored by Steven D. Levitt suggests that assigning students randomly to seats during exams significantly reduces instances of cheating.

College

Ec 10 Renames Practice Exams ‘Unit Reviews’

Formerly called “Unit Tests” and now called “Unit Reviews,” the optional exams still will function as practice tests.

Economics Professors Depart
Economics

Economics Professors Depart