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Professor Doug Steigerwald and Ph.D. Candidate Chang Huang Lee and have just finished work that explains how to determine the effectiveness of programs when the individuals subject to the program are formed into groups, such as classrooms.

Read more on Recent Research by Professor Steigerwald and Ph.D. candidate Chang Huang Lee

Congratulations to graduating senior, Haley Ferrera, for being co-awarded the Michael D. Young Engaged Scholar Award.

Read more on Department undergraduate wins top university prize

One of our PhD students, Sarah Bana, talks about the future of U.S. Jobs to Wallet Hub

Read more on One of our PhD students, Sarah Bana, talks about the future of U.S. Jobs

Professor Rod Garratt works with the Bank of Canada to help describe a joint endeavor between public and private sectors to explore a wholesale payment system based on distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Read more on Bank of Canada releases details of Project Jasper: Are Distributed Wholesale Payment Systems Feasible Yet?

The Department of Economics is looking to hire an Economics Lecturer

Read more on Economics Lecturer Position Available

Dick Startz latest blog post asks just how selective are the colleges that train the nation’s teachers. UCSB economics major and Gretler Fellow Isabel Steffens assisted with the research.

Read more on Education programs and (un)selective colleges

Second Annual Southwest Experimental and Behavioral Economics Workshop (SWEBE) at UC Santa Barbara on Friday-Saturday, May 19-20, 2017.

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The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) will be hosting the Macro and Micro Economics of Climate Change Conference.

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The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance is pleased to sponsor the Fourth Annual Macroeconomics and Business Cycle Conference

Read more on Fourth Annual Macroeconomics and Business CYCLE Conference

Shelly Lundberg gave a keynote address at the First Annual IZA Workshop on Gender and Family Economics in Bonn.

Read more on First Annual IZA Workshop on Gender and Family Economics in Bonn

Congratulations to our 2016-17 job market students on their placements for next year.

Read more on 2016-17 Job Market Placements

Kyle Meng explores the cost of climate policy for the U.S. in a paper published in the American Economic Review.

Read more on Using a Free Permit Rule to Forecast the Marginal Abatement Cost of Proposed Climate Policy

Video Link: 58th Annual Carl Snyder Lecture featured Raj Chetty from Stanford University

Read more on Video Link - 58th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture featuring Raj Chetty

Dick Startz writes for the Brookings Institution on the role immigrants play in supplying teachers to American schools.

Read more on Immigrant teachers play a critical role in American schools

Dick Startz refereed a debate at South by Southwest on the topic “Is Educational Innovation Overrated?”

Read more on Dick Startz refereed a debate South by Southwest on the topic “Is Educational Innovation Overrated?”

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.

Read more on Teacher prep ratings: 2016 edition

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.

Read more on BOOM, new social media app, launches this week