Peter Reinhard Hansen is the new Latané Distinguished Professor of Economics

Peter Reinhard Hansen has been named as the third recipient of the Henry A Latané Distinguished Professorship of Economics In the Department of Economics.  He previously held academic positions at … Continued



Evaluating a Gates Foundation Initiative

Professor David Guilkey briefed us last year in this space about his research evaluating a Gates Foundation Initiative in four emerging economies. Here’s an update from him on his progress. … Continued



Economics Research at Carolina

Faculty research continues to be an integral part of Department activity and is critical to our Departmental mission. For this year’s newsletter we asked Professor Jonathan Hill to share his … Continued



New Faculty in Economics for Fall 2015

We welcome five new faculty members to the Economics Department this fall.   Jane Cooley Fruewirth is an Assistant Professor with specialization in labor economics, the economics of education, and … Continued



Competition on the pitch

Our end-of-year events are not all formal-attire ceremonies.  In early May our graduate students faced off against the faculty in a “friendly” soccer match.   The faculty brought their game … Continued



Distinguished Professor John Akin Retires – and Climbs Back into the Saddle

In June 2014, after over 40 years of service to the Department of Economics, Distinguished Professor John S. Akin retired. His retirement, however, was short lived. Within days of stepping … Continued



Four excellent new faculty members in Economics in 2014

Simon Alder joined the faculty this summer as an assistant professor and Kaufman Family Global Fellow.  His main research interests are growth and development, regional economics, trade, and political economy.  … Continued



New Faculty at Carolina

Luca Flabbi is an Associate Professor with specialization in labor economics, most notably search models of employment choices. He received his Ph.D. from New York University and previously taught at … Continued



Featured faculty member: Brian McManus

My research is primarily in empirical microeconomics.  While my main research field is industrial organization (IO), public and health economics also figure prominently in my work.  A common theme across … Continued