Economics

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."

Mankiw
College

Mankiw

Inelastic Demand
Economics

If Your $132 Didn't Go to Mankiw

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.

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.