Sep. 30, 2020—Thomas Aldrich Finegan, a Vanderbilt University professor of economics, emeritus, and a meticulous empirical scholar of labor economics, has died. He was 91.
Apr. 29, 2020—Kathleen McKiernan, assistant professor of economics, discusses how the economy can restart after the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr. 13, 2020—Transgender adults experience considerably greater economic hardship and worse health than cisgender adults, according to the first study to document the socioeconomic struggles of this population in the United States.
Mar. 6, 2020—David Card, the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California–Berkeley and director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, will give a talk titled "Are We Under-investing in Education?" on Tuesday, March 24, at 4:10 p.m. in Wilson Hall.
Jan. 8, 2020—Seven professors from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are on the 2020 list, as well as one from the College of Arts and Science.
Oct. 28, 2019—Prospective graduate students who are interested in pursuing an M.A. in economics, a Ph.D. in economics, or a J.D./Ph.D. in law and economics are invited to an information session on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 206.
Oct. 22, 2019—Esther Duflo, recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics and the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT, will discuss "Good Economics for Hard Times" on Thursday, Nov. 14, as part of the Department of Economics' Steine Lecture Series.
Sep. 30, 2019—One of the hottest policy discussions today centers on college affordability and the role government can play in making higher education accessible to more students. Associate Professor of Economics Lesley Turner blends a passion for public policy with the tools of economics in search of those answers.
May. 6, 2019—Fred Westfield, a Vanderbilt graduate who went on to become a professor of economics at the university and teach microeconomic theory to a generation of Ph.D. students, died April 24 in Nashville. He was 92. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. at The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom, 5015 Harding Road in Nashville.
Apr. 18, 2019—Steven Yue Heng Yang, a philosophy and economics double major who is on track to graduate from Vanderbilt this May after completing all of his course requirements in just three years, has been named to the 2019-20 class of Yenching Scholars. This highly competitive award provides a fully funded master’s degree in one of six core areas of study at the Yenching Academy at Peking University.
Apr. 14, 2019—Northwestern University professor Joel Mokyr will discuss “Secular Stagnation: Is Economic Growth a Matter of the Past?” on Tuesday, April 23, in Wilson Hall, Room 126.
Apr. 11, 2019—From an Alternative Spring Break trip to renovate houses with Habitat for Humanity, to a Home Depot–sponsored web-coding hackathon, to a semester of study abroad that took him to cities such as Madrid, Marrakesh and Istanbul—Robby Perry’s time at Vanderbilt exemplifies just how much you can pack into four years.