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Hosted by the Undergraduate Accounting Society, Andy Fastow, the former CFO of Enron, will present "Rules v. Principles" on February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Lotte Lehman Concert Hall.

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Dick Startz, assisted by Gretler Fellow Isabel Steffens, recently blogged for the Brookings Institution on the topic “Why is minority representation lagging among STEM faculty? It could be the money.”

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The Department of Economics invites applications for four or more positions, including the Richard F. Aster Jr. Endowed Chair. The positions are open to all fields with priorities in environmental, macroeconomics, and public economics.

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The 12th edition of Professor Dick Startz' textbook "Macroeconomics" has recently been published in Chinese.

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This week, Oxford University Press published the first edition of Peter Kuhn's textbook, Personnel Economics. Based on an advanced undergraduate course Kuhn developed at UCSB, personnel economics applies economic theory and empirical analysis to employers' human resource decisions.

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Professor Dick Startz, assisted by Gretler Fellow Isabel Steffens, discussed “The Education Melting Pot?’ on the Brookings Institution Chalkboard. Bottom line, there’s not been much change in the mixing of students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds at either K-12 or at the college level.

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Professor Olivier Deschenes' recent work entitled "Defensive Investments and the Demand for Air Quality: Evidence from the NOx Budget Program" is published in the American Economic Review

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Ron Dye, the Leonard Spacek Professor of Accounting Information and Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, will be giving a public lecture on Wednesday, November 8th, at 5:​30pm in the IHC McCune room.

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Professor Dick Startz was quoted in Newsweek as saying “Higher teacher salaries will eventually get us better teachers”.

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For our fifth annual Babcock Memorial Undergraduate Lecture, Professor Stefano DellaVigna from University of California, Berkeley will present “Predicting Experimental Results: Who Knows What”. The lecture is Thursday, October 19th, from 3:30-5:00pm at the Loma Pelona Center.

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The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the second LAEF OTC Markets and Securities Conference. The meeting will take place at The Upham Hotel in Santa Barbara, Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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The Laboratory of Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) hosts "Why the Government Does Whatever it is that the Government Does". The conference is this Friday and Saturday, October 6-7th.

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Professor Peter Rupert will give the 2017 Santa Barbara Community Indicators Report (SBCIR) on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 3-5 p.m. in the Board Hearing Room of the Santa Barbara County Administrative Building.

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At the Brookings Institution Chalkboard, Dick Startz discusses international comparisons of teacher pay—focusing on the Big Red Arrow.

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Professor Rod Garratt’s Bank for International Settlements Quarterly Review article "Central Bank Cryptocurrencies" has received a lot of press attention.

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US News & World Report's 2018 listing of the "Top 30 Public National Universities" ranked UC Santa Barbara number 8.

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UC Santa Barbara welcomes two new faculty members: Ignacio Esponda and Erik Eyster

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Professors Shelly Lundberg and Dick Startz write for Brookings on recent research—and a public controversy—about the harassment of women economists.

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Professor Rod Garratt's recent paper receives media coverage

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Professor Shelly Lundberg is quoted in these articles that discuss ​women in the ​economics field.

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