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November 26, 2020

Professor Gary Charness was honored by Clarivate Analytics as one of the most Highly Cited Researchers in 2020.

November 25, 2020

Professor Rod Garratt published an article in Liberty Street Economics on using digital currencies to monetize privacy.

November 24, 2020

Economics PhD candidate Jeffrey Cross won the 2020 Best Paper award at the Southern California Graduate Conference in Applied Economics (SOCAE).

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