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

  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 Researchers” in the natural and … Continued



In Memoriam: David McFarland

David McFarland, emeritus professor and former department chair, passed away in late October 2016 here in Chapel Hill. David received his A.B. degree from Millsaps College in 1953 and his … Continued



A Conversation with Professor Jane Fruehwirth

    Jane Fruehwirth is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics with a curiosity about the choices individuals, especially children and adolescents, make, the role of their social … Continued



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