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Economics

Littauer Center
Economics

Decorated Economist Raj Chetty Returns to Harvard

Chetty, a recipient of a 2012 MacArthur “genius grant” and the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal, will return to Harvard this summer after three years at Stanford University.

Littauer Portraits
Economics

In Short Supply: Women in the Economics Department

Many graduate students and faculty applaud these efforts for adding needed diversity to the department and improving departmental climate, some female department affiliates say it remains a challenge to constitute a minority in their field.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Features

Star Economics Prof Fryer Facing Harvard and State-Level Investigations, Barred from Lab He Heads

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is being investigated separately by Harvard and the state of Massachusetts and has been barred by University officials from setting foot in the research lab he heads.

David Laibson
Economics

David Laibson

David I. Laibson '88 is Chair of the Economics department.

Claudia Goldin
Economics

Claudia Goldin

Claudia Goldin was the first tenured female professor in the Economics department.

Littauer Portraits
Economics

Littauer Portraits

Portraits of faculty members from the Department of Economics line a staircase in the Littauer Center.

Littauer Center
Economics

Littauer Center

The Littauer Center for Public Administration houses the Department of Economics.

Economics Ph.D. Student Mental Health
UHS

Large Percentage of Economics Ph.D. Students Report Depression, Anxiety Symptoms

Survey results revealed that 15 percent of Economics Ph.D. students reported above a 10 on the depression scale, while 23 percent of the PhD students reported above a 10 on the anxiety scale.

Economics Ph.D. Student Mental Health
Economics

Economics Ph.D. Student Mental Health

Ec10b
College

Introductory Economics Most Popular Spring Course for Fifth Year

​Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” topped the charts in undergraduate enrollment for the fifth consecutive spring semester.

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City Politics

Boston Enters Round Two of Amazon HQ Search

Amazon named Boston as one of 20 finalists in its search for a second headquarters earlier this month, after both city and Harvard leaders said they support the bid.

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FAS

Economics Professors Predict Bitcoin Will Drop in Value

"My guess is that sooner or later governments are going to regulate cryptocurrencies out of existence," Economics professor Jeffrey A. Miron said.

Politics

AEI Scholar Talks Health Care, Tax Reform

Stan A. Veuger, an economic analyst from the American Enterprise Institute, spoke about congressional deadlock and the Trump administration’s legislative agenda at the CGIS Knafel building Friday.

Economics

Expert Discusses Access to Financial Services

“My biggest takeaway is that there is a ton of opportunity to do activist lending in a lot of developing markets,” a student attendee said.

"Instrumental Variables and Policy Relevance" Lecture by Magne Mogstad
Economics

"Instrumental Variables and Policy Relevance" Lecture by Magne Mogstad

Professor Magne Mogstad from the University of Chicago presented the Economics Department Harris Lecture on "Instrumental Variables and Policy Relevance" in Science Center Hall A.

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