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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.

Obituary: Fredric Raines, associate professor emeritus, 86

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Fredric Raines, associate professor emeritus of economics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in St. Louis. He was 86.

Andrea Flores wins Charles Leven Memorial Prize

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Congratulations to The Charles Leven Memorial Prize winner, Andrea Flores!

BBQ & Byes 2019

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Sending off the Department of Economics' Undergraduate Class of 2019.

Society for Economic Dynamics

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The Department of Economics, along with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, hosted the annual meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics (SED) in June.

Steve Fazzari awarded the Arts & Sciences Faculty Leadership Award

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The Distinguished Faculty Leadership Award in Arts & Sciences is awarded to an outstanding faculty member in recognition of exceptional service to the University. The award was established in 2014 by Dean Barbara Schaal.

A Macroeconomic Model of Price Swings in the Housing Market

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The American Economic Review, June 2019 - VOL. 109, NO. 6, JUNE 2019, pp. 2036-72, by Carlos Garriga, Rodolfo Manuelli, Adrian Peralta-Alva

Taxing Family Income: The Effects on Marriage and How Time and Resources are Shared Within Households

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A key question in designing an effective taxation system is whether to tax people individually or jointly within households. In some countries, such as the UK, income tax is based purely on people’s own personal income, regardless of whether they are single or married. In contrast, some countries, such as the United States, tax individuals based on total family income: for a married couple, this means that both spouses are necessarily subject to the same marginal tax rate.