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The Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for the Wilcox Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Economics at the Associate or Full Professor level with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. This Chair was established to promote excellence in research in UC Santa Barbara’s Economics Department and to foster connections between the Department of Economics and the Technology Management Program in order to support UC Santa Barbara’s existing or future entrepreneurship programs.

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UCSB alum Serena Canann, current UCSB Ph.D. ​Student Antoine Deeb, and Pierre Mouganie report on a natural experiment in which undergraduates are randomly assigned to faculty advisors. They show that having a good advisor makes an important difference to college students success.

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2019 graduate Sarah Bana won honorable mention in the Upjohn Institute dissertation competition.

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We are sad to report that Professor Perry Shapiro passed away on September 8, 2019. He was one of the builders of the UCSB economics department. Professor Shapiro will be missed by his friends and colleagues at UC Santa Barbara.

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Professor Garratt contributes to Investigating the impact of global stablecoins.

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Don’t miss out on Cathleen Taff! Taff is a 25-year Disney veteran, oversees worldwide theatrical release strategy for The Walt Disney Studios’ robust slate of motion pictures from Disney, Pixar, Disneynature, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox, and Blue Sky Studios.

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