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58th Annual Carl Snyder Lecture features Raj Chetty from Stanford University. Please join us on March 9, 2017 at 3:00pm.

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Dick Startz writes on the importance of education as an export, and on how sealing the borders could cost American jobs..

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Catherine Weinberger discusses STEM graduates' success in the labor market.

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The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) is pleased to announce its upcoming conference, "Bubbles."

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We are proud to introduce our 2016 - 2017 Ph.D. Job Market Candidates.

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Dick Startz discusses the latest ratings of elementary school teacher prep programs.

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US News & World Report's 2017 listing of the "Top 30 Public National Universities" ranked UC Santa Barbara number 8.

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Tyler Peterson, a current UCSB Economics and Accounting major, and Noah Pompan, created BOOM, a social media app that allows users to share and view pictures or videos of events happening in real time.

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Dick Startz reminds us that we have much to be thankful for in improvements in our education system.

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The European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) has voted Shelly Lundberg as President-elect in 2018.

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The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) is pleased to announce its upcoming conference, "What We Know About Information in Financial Markets".

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Policy After the Financial Crash - Professor Rodney Garratt is giving a free public talk about his experience as a former VP of the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

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Professor Dick Startz discusses some of the myths around teacher pensions.

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The Department of Economics is saddened over the recent passing of Emeritus Professor Walter Mead.

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The department is excited to welcome 15 new Ph.D. students.

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Professor Dick Startz uses data work completed by Garrison Schlauch (Undergraduate, Economics) to discuss the use of free and reduced price lunches in public schools.

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Professor Dick Startz discusses how the US can improve how it attracts and retains teachers.

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UCSB Alumni Joshua Miller (Economics/Math '01) and Adam Sanjurgo (Economics/Math '00) discuss current research on basketball's "hot hand".

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The UCSB Economics Department is the new home of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

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Professor Kelly Bedard and Ph.D. candidate Jenna Stearns were recently featured in the New York Times.

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