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Harvard Closes Fryer’s Research Lab As Sanctions Take Effect

Harvard shuttered Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr.’s research lab, the Education Innovation Laboratory, on Monday after more than a decade of operation, according to its website.

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Harvard Economist Martin Weitzman, Known for Climate Change Scholarship, Dies at 77

As awareness about climate change has grown rapidly in recent years and brought about calls for change, Harvard Economics Professor Martin L. Weitzman forged a path of environmental scholarship in the field of economics.

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Economics Professor Martin Feldstein, ‘Legendary’ Teacher and Thinker, Dies at 79

Feldstein was a prolific academic who served in a number of political roles. During his career, he served as the chief economic advisor to Ronald Reagan and the president of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Complainant Withdrew Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Complaint Against Harvard Prof. Roland Fryer

A state-level investigation into whether Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. sexually harassed and retaliated against a former female employee concluded in February by agreement of the parties, according to documents obtained by The Crimson.

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Harvard Invests Millions in New Cryptocurrency

Harvard Management Company is now investing in a new cryptocurrency, Blockstack, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings released Wednesday, a move some experts have said is still unusual for investors of its magnitude.

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Harvard Economics Department Holds Inaugural Personal Finance Workshop Series

Students concentrating in a variety of fields gathered in Harvard Hall for the Economics Department’s first session of its four-part inaugural Personal Finance Workshop series on Monday evening.

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Professor John Y. Campbell teaches the first Personal Finance Workshop hosted by the Economics Department in Harvard Hall Tuesday evening.

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Economics 10: "Principles of Economics" will undergo a series of changes following longtime instructor N. Gregory Mankiw's departure. The course, held in Sanders Theater, will move to the Science Center and will be taught by two Economics professors.

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Laibson and Furman to Take Over Ec10, Increase Number of Lectures

The two professors will replace Economics Professor N. Gregory Mankiw as course heads of Ec10, the department’s year-long flagship introductory course and one of Harvard’s largest undergraduate courses. Mankiw announced in early March that he will step down from teaching the course at the end of the semester to pursue “new pedagogical challenges.”

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Harvard Economics Department Plans More Intro Classes Focused on Real-World Applications

The Economics Department is working to create more entry-level courses focused on the applications — as opposed to theory — of economics in an effort to attract more freshmen and sophomores, according to Department Chair Jeremy C. Stein.

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Mankiw to Leave Flagship Harvard Ec 10 Course

After more than a decade at the helm of one of Harvard’s largest courses, Economics Professor N. Gregory Mankiw announced in an email to graduate students Monday that he will step down from teaching Economics 10: “Principles of Economics” at the end of this semester.

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Harvard Economists Join Policy Proposal to Combat Climate Change

More than 3,300 economists, a number of whom are Harvard affiliates, signed the “Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends,” calling for a bipartisan climate change solution, the Climate Leadership Council announced last month. The statement is the largest of its kind, with a historic number of economists signing onto it, including 27 Nobel Laureates.

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Littauer Center for Public Administration Building is home to the Economics Department. Some Economics professors have recently signed a letter in support of finding a solution to climate change.

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New Econ Class Sails into Top Enrollment Rankings as Ec 10b Maintains Dominance for Sixth Year

Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” has long reigned as spring semester's most enrolled-in class, but this year the course saw a new contender from within its own department — the brand new course Economics 1152: “Big Data," which had just 32 fewer students.

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Winthrop Dean Sullivan Defends Fryer, Criticizes Harvard Investigation

Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. sharply criticized Harvard’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. in a Jan. 29 RealClearInvestigations article that identifies him multiple times as Fryer’s lawyer.

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