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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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.

Read more on US Teachers Among Lowest Paid In Industralized Nations, Analysis Says