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News Archive - Page 5

  • GCER Fellow Huggett cited in 2015 Nobel Summary.

    Congratulations to the GCER Fellow Mark Huggett who is cited in this year's Nobel summary of the work of Nobel recipient Angus Deaton. The summary, "CONSUMPTION, POVERTY AND WELFARE" cites Professor Huggett's seminal work on incomplete insurance economies.

  • GCER Fellow Mayda receives NSF Grant for research on effects of H1-B workers on US firms.

    Congratulations to GCER Fellow Anna Maria Mayda for her recent NSF grant. The grant funds a project that quantifies the effects of highly skilled foreign workers on the economic activity of firms, individuals, and the aggregate US economy.

  • GU Econ Student receives dissertation grant from Washington Center for Equitable Growth

    Georgetown Economics PhD student Jake Mortenson was recently awarded a dissertation grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth Jake is currently working for Joint Committee on Taxation. He and his colleagues, Jeff Larrimore of the Federal Reserve Board and David Splinter of the Joint Committee, use federal income tax data to document large intra-generational income mobility. The show that almost half of all workers have their earnings increase or decrease by at least 25 percent every two years.

  • GCER Fellow Bouton receives $1.5 million grant from ERC to Elections study

    GU economist and GCER Fellow Laurent Bouton received a prestigious grant from the European Research Council for his project: "Political Economy with Many Parties: Strategic Electorate and Strategic Candidates”. The grant of $1.5 million will be used to study problems arising in multi-candidate elections. Bouton's project will develop new methodological tools to analyze behavior of candidates and voters in multi-candidate elections and then use these tools to improve upon existing political institutions.

  • GCER Fellow Genicot examines conflict in IDEAS FOR INDIA article

    GCER Fellow and Economics Professor Garance Genicot examines problems of conflict, property rights, and suicides in India in a July column for the on-line magazine IDEAS FOR INDIA. A shorter version of the article appears in the online magazine MINT.