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Weidenbaum Center Incoming Director Steve Fazzari featured guest on PBS Donnybrook Show

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Weidenbaum Center Incoming Director Steve Fazzari is featured guest on PBS Donnybrook Show. In the second half-hour, the regular panel of St. Louis journalists are joined by Steve Fazzari. Fazzari segment starts at 28 minutes, 27 seconds on the video.

Lei Ye wins The Charles Leven Memorial Prize

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Congratulations to The Charles Leven Memorial Prize winner, Lei Ye!

Risk of reopening US economy too fast: A W-shaped recovery

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Yongseok Shin quote in The Associated Press article, May 11, 2020.

Brace Yourself for Some Really Bad Economic News

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Steve Fazzari participates in the economic debate about the effects of the coronavirus, March 31, 2020, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Two Moves Required to Avoid the Collapse of the Italian Economy

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Michele Boldrin participates in the economic debate about the effects of the coronavirus, April 7, 2020, Econopoly.

George-Levi Gayle and Limor Golan have been promoted to full professors.

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The Department of Economics is very happy to announce that George and Limor have been promoted to the rank of Full Professors.

New Appointments for Bruce Petersen and Yongs Shin.

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It is with great pleasure that the Department of Economics can announce that Bruce Petersen has been appointed to be the holder of the Bert and Jeanette Lynch Distinguished Professorship in Economics, and Yongs Shin has been to be holder of the Douglass C. North Distinguished Professorship in Economics. Congratulations to Bruce and Yongs on the wonderful news!

WashU Expert: How to pick a science fair project

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Advice to parents: don't shortchange the idea stage. A profile of the work of Sam Martorana, a Department of Economics Class of 2020 major.

COVID-19

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Washington University is closely tracking the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Whether or not people are exhibiting symptoms, visitors who have been in locations with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure within the past 14 days are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events. In addition, visitors who have had direct contact with a patient confirmed to have COVID-19 or with someone who is under care for suspected exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed to visit campus or attend university events within 14 days of such contact. Our apologies for any inconvenience this poses to your plans to visit. To learn more about the university’s response to COVID-19, visit our information page.

Women in Economics: Mackenzie Alston

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Mackenzie Alston is an assistant professor at Florida State University and a cum laude alumna (class of 2014) of Washington University in St. Louis' Economics and Math Departments, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Podcast by Maria Hasenstab, February 26. 2020.

Fostering independent thinking with Yongseok Shin

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Yongseok Shin's former graduate students have gone on to be successful educators, economists, and researchers. Here, Shin shares his mentorship philosophy.

Obituary: Norman Schofield, professor in Arts & Sciences, 75

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Norman Schofield, the William Taussig Professor of Political Economy in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in St. Louis, surrounded by family. He was 75.