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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.

Read more on The 2017 Santa Barbara Community Indicators Report (SBCIR) will take place 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.

Read more on 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.

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

Professor Rod Garratt's recent paper receives media coverage

Read more on Professor Rod Garratt's recent paper receives media coverage

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

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

UCSB economics Professor Dick Startz and a team of statisticians and climate scientists at the University of Washington forecast likely temperatures to 2100 based on projections of population growth, economic growth, and diminishing carbon intensity.

Read more on UCSB econ Professor Dick Startz and a team of statisticians and climate scientists at the University of Washington forecast likely temperatures to 2100 based on projections of population growth, economic growth, and diminishing carbon intensity.

A recent New York Times article discusses a paper by Profe​ssor Shelly Lundberg and recent PhD graduate Jenna Stearns.

Read more on A recent New York Times article discusses a paper by Profe​ssor Shelly Lundberg and recent PhD graduate Jenna Stearns.

Professor Rod Garratt is scheduled to speak at GRIT Talks on July 17th

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Professor Dick Startz gave a keynote address on the question of the next hundred years of world income growth at the Chinese Economists Society in Nanjing, China.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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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