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The LAEF department is pleased to host a seminar given by Professor Lawrence Christiano from Northwestern University on Thursday, February 28 at 3:30 pm in North Hall 2111. The title of the talk will be forthcoming.

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Dick Startz

In memory of Dr. King, Professor Dick Startz wrote about equal opportunity for the Brookings Institution.

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Shelly Lundberg

Professor Shelly Lundberg was quoted in the New York Times regarding women in economics at the American Economics Association's annual meeting.

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Dick Startz

Professor Dick Startz was quoted in the New York Times magazine on the importance of international students studying in the United States

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PKlenow

Professor Klenow will present, "A Global View of Creative Destruction" by Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago), Peter J. Klenow (Stanford University) , and Ishan Nath (University of Chicago) on Tuesday, December 11 at 4:15 PM in North Hall 2111.

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Gary Charness

Professor Gary Charness was featured in a WalletHub piece about the best and worst cities for jobs in California.

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Sarah Bana's job market paper discussing displaced workers is quoted in the Wall Street Journal.

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TradeDynamics

The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is please to host the Trade in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models conference at the Upham Hotel Garden room located at 1404 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara. The event will be held on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16.

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Introducing UCSB's job market candidates 2018-19! Please click for more information.

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Dick Startz

On the Brookings Institution Chalkboard, Professor Dick Startz wrote about the long-standing—and worsening—situation for humanities PhDs.

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The Department of Economics invites applications for three positions, including the Richard F. Aster Jr. Chair in Economics, the Wilcox Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Economics, and a position open at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

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The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is please to host the Financing Macroeconomics conference at the Upham Hotel Garden room located at 1404 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara on the 2nd and 3rd of November.

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Data Hack 2018

On Saturday, October 6th, 20 undergraduates competed in the first ever Economics Data Hack competition.

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The Department of Economics awarded seven quarters of fellowships via a research competition for academic year 2018-2019.

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Several Economics Ph.D. students attended the Graduate Student Summit for Diversity in Economics, hosted by the Women of Economics at Berkeley.

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Fall 2018 Transfer Student Welcome Reception

On Tuesday, September 25th, UCSB Economics hosted the annual Transfer Student Welcome Reception. ​Faculty, staff, and upperclassmen spoke with new students, answering questions about the department and what to expect in the fall quarter.

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Barclays, Los Angeles

On Monday, September 24th, the UCSB Economics Career Connection program took ten students to Los Angeles to do Finance Industry site visits. Students visited Houlihan Lokey, Barclays, and Wells Fargo, gaining sage advice on interviewing tactics, industry expectations, and tips on how to succeed. Thank you to all of the companies who hosted UCSB Economics!

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The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance at the University of California Santa Barbara will hold the 9th conference on Advances in Macro-Finance, designed to bring together leading scholars in the field. This year, the conference will be held at the Upham Hotel in Santa Barbara on Friday September 28 and Saturday September 29, 2018. The conference will consist of selected papers with a formal discussant for each paper.

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Work by UCSB econ alumna Valerie Bostwick was discussed in InsideHigherEd finding evidence of a peer-effect in which a higher fraction of women in a PhD program in STEM fields led to increased graduation rates.

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The AEA interviews Kelly Bedard about how gender-neutral tenure clock stopping policies can actually widen the gender gap in the profession.

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