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Kip Viscusi, who has a joint appointment in Law, Economics, and Management, was awarded the Earl Sutherland Prize by Vanderbilt at a recent faculty assembly. Often referred to as "Vanderbilt's Nobel," the Sutherland Prize honors achievement in research. [8/19]


Kathryn Anderson's article,  Can immigrants ever earn as much as native workers?  was a featured article for the IZA World of Labor.  [8/19]


Daughety Reinganum  

Andrew Daughety and Jennifer Reinganum were visiting scholars for May at Columbia Law School and for the second half of June at the Paris Center for Law and Economics (CRED, University of Paris 2).  [8/19]

Li   Tong Li was one of twelve keynote speakers at the 2019 China Meeting of the Econometric Society held in Guangzhou, China, on June 18-20. The title of his keynote speech was “Efficacy of a Bidder Training Program in Procurement Auctions with Selection and Entry,” and it is based on the joint work with Dakshina De Silva (Lancaster University) and Jun Zhao (Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt). [7/19] 

Beach Hu Packham Quincy


We are pleased to welcome 5 new faculty members to the department!  Lesley J. Turner, Brian Beach, Malin Hu, Analisa Packham, and Sarah Quincy will join us in Fall 2019.  Read more about them HERE. [7/19]


Ariell Zimran  has been awarded a Research Scholar Grant by Vanderbilt for his project, "Like an Ink Blot on Paper: Testing the Diffusion Hypothesis of Mass Migration, Italy 1875-1920."  [6/19]


Yuya Sasaki, along with Ph.D. candidate Harold Chiang , has published an article entitled, "Causal Inference by Quantile Regression Kink Designs" in the June issue of the Journal of Econometrics. [6/19]


Michelle Marcus recently presented her work at two conferences. On May 17th, she presented her paper, "Aerobic Capacity and Pollution at Schools," at the Midwest Health Economics Conference (MHEC) in Ann Arbor, MI. On May 30th, she presented "Testing the Water: Drinking Water Quality, Public Notification, and School Outcomes," at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) conference in Lake Tahoe, NV. [6/1]


Ariell Zimran has been named a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the William C. Bark National Fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, for the 2019-20 academic year. [6/19]


Mario Crucini gave a Commodore Lecture to Vanderbilt Alumni in Knoxville in April entitled, "Brexit:  In the Context of Broader Historical Tariff Disputes." [5/19]


Pedro Sant'Anna has had a paper published in The Journal of Econometrics.  Entitled "Specification Tests for the Propensity Score," the piece will appear in the June 2019 issue. [5/19]


Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, was the Spring 2019 Steine Lecturer.  She participated in a wide-ranging conversation with department chair  Peter Rousseau about her time as Fed chair and other issues of economic interest to the University community on April 4, 2019.  She was also kind enough to meet with our graduate students. [1/10]