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Seminars and LecturesDornbush/Roby/Grey Seminar Series:
Including departmental, empirical, statistical, economic history and international econ seminars.
The most recent lecture was held Monday, November 14, 2011. The guest speaker was Matthew Jackson of Stanford University
The most recent McGee Lecture was Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The guest speaker was Claudia Goldin of Harvard University.
2011 Faculty News
|Professor Mario Crucini's paper on tariffs in the Great Depression (American Economic Review 1994) is featured in a new volume of "Seminal Works of the Great Depression," edited by Randall E. Parker for Edward Elgar Publishing (2011). Click here to view online.|
Professors Jennifer Reinganum and Myrna Wooders have both been selected as Economic Theory Fellows by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET). Fellows are selected for their scientific excellence, originality, and leadership; high ethical standards; and scholarly and creative achievement. The research contributions of fellows exist in many areas of theoretical economics, including pure and applied research, and government service. The primary qualification for fellowship is to have substantially advanced economic theory. This achievement may be evidenced by an outstanding publication record; strong editorial board service; honorary, scientific, educational and professional achievements, or through the training of graduate students. More details of the program can be found on the Society for Advancement of Economic Theory website http://www.saet.illinois.edu/index.html
|New Faculty for AY 2011-2012|
|Springer publishes a new book 'Social Ethics and Normative Economics', edited by Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Economics John Weymark, Marc Fleurbaey (Université Paris-Descartes), and Maurice Salles (Université de Caen). To go to the Springer website for more information about the book, click here.|
On April 14th Professor Myrna Wooders delivered the Colloquium Jacques Morgenstern lecture at INRIA, the Institute of Sciences and Technology of Information and Communication, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.Click here to view more information about the lecture. Professor Wooders took advantage of her European trip to give a seminar at the Catholic University of Lisbon, which will host the international conference on Public Economic Theory (PET 13) in 2013.
|The World Trade Organization invited GPED Director and Economics Professor Kamal Saggi to write a policy note based on his research on trade agreements. To read the article, click here. Go to the WTO forum, by clicking here.|
|GPED Director Dr. Kamal Saggi was the guest speaker at University School of Nashville's annual Buhl lecture on April 26, 2011. To learn more about the Buhl Lecture, click here.|
Three economics faculty have been appointed named chairs beginning the spring semester 2011. Tong Li and John Weymark are both appointed as Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Economics; Yanqin Fan is appointed as Centennial Professor of Economics.
|William J. Collins is now the Co-Editor of Explorations in Economic History, a leading journal in the field.|