The Temple Alumni association has published a short video in which Professor Douglas Webber discusses the payoff of getting a college degree, a topic on which he has done extensive research. read more →

Assistant Professor Douglas Webber just published an article on fivethirtyeight,com on rising university tuition, explaining that the main driver for the recent high rate of tuition increases in public colleges and universities is declining state support. You can read the article here. At the moment of writing this, Webber’s article is featured on the website.. read more →

05 Aug 2016
August 5, 2016

Upcoming talk by Professor Douglas Webber

Assistant Professor Douglas Webber will give a talk entitled “Is Higher Education Worth the Investment?” in an event organized by the Temple University Alumni Association. The talk will be on September 15, 6-8 pm, in Lancaster, PA. For details: http://www.alumni.temple.edu/s/705/alumni/16/interior.aspx?sid=705&gid=1&pgid=8532&crid=0&calpgid=3955&calcid=14226 read more →

The Department’s annual Awards Luncheon celebrates excellence by honoring our undergraduate and graduate students for their achievement in excellence and their distinction through outstanding performance and diligence. Faculty members are also recognized for outstanding teaching and research. The 2016 luncheon was held on April 27, 2016. The program follows. Photos from the Luncheon can be.. read more →

21 Mar 2016
March 21, 2016

Professor Leeds quoted on Wallethub

Professor Michael Leeds shared his expertise in the Economics of Sports to the audience of the wallethub.com website, responding to questions about football and basketball. read more →

06 Nov 2015
November 6, 2015

Upcoming ad hoc research seminar

Two researchers from Greece, Theophilos Papadimitriou and Periklis Gogas, will present to us a seminar consisting of a talk entitled “T-MDS: a new methodology for monitoring Economics networks” and a talk entitled “Economic and financial forecasting using Machine Learning methodologies” on Wednesday, November 18, from 2 pm to 4 pm in Ritter Hall 309. I.. read more →

The paper was published in an open access, refereed econometrics journal. In Professor Lady’s words: “Among other things we show, with considerable illustration, that multi-stage least squares as commonly practiced can “estimate” structural arrays that could not possibly have generated the data upon which the reduced form estimation is based.” Buck, Andrew and George Lady,.. read more →

22 Jun 2015
June 22, 2015

Michael Bognanno’s research highlighted

Our faculty member Michael Bognanno, chair of the department, had his research on executive pay highlighted today in the IZA World of Labor website. read more →

2014 Ph.D. alumnus James Bailey and Assistant Professor Douglas Webber published a concise and clear explanation of their recent research on health benefit mandates: Blog post by Bailey and Webber on health benefit mandate costs read more →

Professor Douglas Webber has been invited to testify in front of the U.S. Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on May 20th. He will be speaking on student loan policy as part of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. More information here. read more →