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Dr. Peter Hansen named “Most Highly Cited Researchers” for 2016

Spotlight on the Faculty Dr. Peter Hansen Dr. Peter Reinhard Hansen, the Latane Distinguished Professor of Economics at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named to the 2016 list of “Most Highly Cited … Continued



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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