The Department of Economics will host the 1st Annual Behavioral and Experimental Economics Workshop on April 27-28, 2018. A distinguished list of scientists will present their most recent contributions to Behavioral and Experimental Economics.
In March 2018 the U.S. president announced plans to impose tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum on all countries, and then added that “trade wars are good, and easy to win”. This has translated into tangible stock market declines. But even if the U.S. steps back from the brink its actions are already undermining the credibility of the world trade system, as anticipated last year by Professor Limão and former UMD student, Kyle Handley, in “Trade under T.R.U.M.P. policies.”
The Department of Economics Master of Professional Studies in Applied Economics will host a career fair on Tuesday, February 13th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. This event will be held in the Adele Stamp Student Union in the Atrium Room, 1107. Over a dozen employers will participate.
We expect about 200 students - some from our bachelor's degree programs, and some from our professional master's degree programs
Professor John Joseph Wallis has been named the second Mancur Olson Professor of Economics.
The Mancur Olson Professorship is a prestigious title awarded to a leading scholar with expertise in institutions and markets and their influence on the global economy. Professor Wallis is an economic historian who specializes in the public finance of American governments, constitutional development, and, more generally, in the institutional development of governments and economies.
Our department's master's degree program has been ranked 3rd in the US according to The Financial Engineer's 2018 ranking of Top Master of Economics Programs. The annual ranking is based on several factors, including graduate salaries, the undergraduate grades of students in the program, and graduate employment rates. Our program's raking has risen from #4 in 2017 and #5 in 2016. Congratulations to our students and faculty for the well-deserved recognition!
Our master's program is currently accepting applications for 2018 admission.
Air, water pollution and other environmental threats contribute to an equivalent of 1 in 6 deaths
College Park, MD—Pollution is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths—according to a major new report in The Lancet. The report finds that exposure to pollution—including outdoor and indoor air pollution, water and soil contamination, and chemical pollutants—is one of the largest risk factors for premature death. Distinguished University Professor Maureen Cropper, chair of the Department of Economics, served as a commissioner and a coauthor of the report.