AEA in the News Archive


A recent article in The Economist examines higher education endowments and university behaviors including new research presented in a paper from the latest edition of the American Economic Review.
Posted on: Mar 12 2014

"Pulling forth statements on political issues is a distraction from the real and important work of economic research and education," explains AEA President Nordhaus, when asked about the AEA's historically non-partisan stand on public policy. Read the whole story in the latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers only).
Posted on: Feb 20 2014

From ASSA 2014: The Wall Street Journal reports on the AEA's CSWEP committee's efforts in mentoring early-career female economists and the program's expanding influence on similar programs being developed overseas. Read the full article here.
Posted on: Feb 06 2014

2013

"The job market could be picking up for economics grad students," reports Brenda Cronin in the Wall Street Journal. Get the inside story on what her sources are saying before you head to ASSA in January!
Posted on: 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education just published "Cool Head on Global Warming," an in-depth look at the new book by 2014 AEA President, William Nordhaus entitled, "The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World" (Yale University Press).
Posted on: 2013

The Atlantic Cities provides a thorough examination of Clifford Winston's (Brooking Institution) research, "On The Performance of the U.S. Transportation System: Caution Ahead," from the latest edition of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).
Posted on: 2013

Upcoming research by Yang Wang, a health economist at Lafayette College, indicates that some smokers believe age, race, and parental longevity influence their life expectancy more than smoking does. Access the news brief here, or the forthcoming article from the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
Posted on: 2013

Fareed Zakaria (in the Washington Post) joins the ongoing discussion about declining mobility in the U.S. and the “Top 1 Percent” found in a series of essays from the Journal of Economic Perspectives summer symposium. Read them all here!
Posted on: 2013

With a new study other researchers are calling "the most detailed portrait yet of income mobility in the United States," Raj Chetty, a recent AEA John Bates Clark Medal winner, continues to gain attention for his works. See coverage in the New York Times and Boston Globe.
Posted on: 2013

Gregory Mankiw's (Harvard University) article about income inequality from the summer issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives is already generating a lot of media buzz including this coverage by PBS NEWSHOUR.
Posted on: 2013

An article in the Journal of Economic Perspectives entitled, "The Growth of Finance" by Harvard Business School professors, Robin Greenwood and David Scharfstein, was recently explored by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Posted on: 2013

U.S. News & World Report cites Princeton-based Burton Malkiel's article in the Journal of Economic Perspectives as a preferred source of "sound financial advice" for investors.
Posted on: 2013

The Huffington Post reports on a study addressing the influence of lifestyle factors on shrinking height in the elderly published in the April issue of AEJ: Applied Economics.
Posted on: 2013

Michael Frakes' (Cornell Law School) article on medical liability standards from the February issue of the American Economic Review was discussed as part of a Bloomberg opinion piece on medical malpractice.
Posted on: 2013

Slate Magazine recently discussed former AEA president, George Akerlof's classic behavioral research and a 2012 American Economic Review study conducted by German and Swiss researchers to explore how gifting can motivate some employees more than cash incentives do in the workplace.
Posted on: 2013

The Huffington Post recently covered a Journal of Economic Perpsectives paper entitled, "The Case Against Patents." Authors Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine of the St. Louis Federal Reserve argue to abolish the American patent system, saying there's "no evidence" patents improve productivity and that they have a "negative" effect on innovation. The economists conclude that problems with patents in fact run much deeper than many critics of the recent system have emphasized. [Full-Text Article]
Posted on: 2013








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A recent article in The Economist examines higher education endowments and university behaviors including new research presented in a paper from the latest edition of the American Economic Review.

"Pulling forth statements on political issues is a distraction from the real and important work of economic research and education," explains AEA President Nordhaus, when asked about the AEA's historically non-partisan stand on public policy. Read the whole story in the latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers only).

From ASSA 2014: The Wall Street Journal reports on the AEA's CSWEP committee's efforts in mentoring early-career female economists and the program's expanding influence on similar programs being developed overseas. Read the full article here.

"The job market could be picking up for economics grad students," reports Brenda Cronin in the Wall Street Journal. Get the inside story on what her sources are saying before you head to ASSA in January!

The Chronicle of Higher Education just published "Cool Head on Global Warming," an in-depth look at the new book by 2014 AEA President, William Nordhaus entitled, "The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World" (Yale University Press).

The Atlantic Cities provides a thorough examination of Clifford Winston's (Brooking Institution) research, "On The Performance of the U.S. Transportation System: Caution Ahead," from the latest edition of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).

Upcoming research by Yang Wang, a health economist at Lafayette College, indicates that some smokers believe age, race, and parental longevity influence their life expectancy more than smoking does. Access the news brief here, or the forthcoming article from the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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