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As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

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Yongseok Shin quoted in The Associated Press article, June 30, 2020.

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

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Yongseok Shin quoted 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!

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.

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.

The Fried Egg Golf Podcast

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Episode 118: Ian Fillmore - Economist and co-author of "Technological Change and Obsolete Skills: Evidence from Men’s Professional Tennis", Released Feb 05, 2019

Recent Departmental Promotions

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Congratulations to our recently promoted faculty! They are: Gaetano Antinolfi, Brian Rogers, Jonathan Weinstein, Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay, and Maria Canon.

Buera installed as the Sam B. Cook Professor in Economics

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Professor Buera works in macroeconomics with a focus on macroeconomic development. Read about the installation ceremony and Buera's work in the Record.

Yongseok Shin has been promoted to full professor, effective July

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Congratulations, Professor Shin!

Three New Assistant Professors and a Postdoctoral Fellow Join Department

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Meet the newest members of the Department of Economics!

Buera to be the inaugural Sam B. Cook Professor in Economics

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Buera works in macroeconomics, with a focus on macroeconomic development.