11 May 2015
May 11, 2015

Alumni placements

The following economics majors are going to graduate school as shown below, on financial support from these schools: Katy Ascanio to Vanderbilt University Jillian Murray to Drexel University Also, Anessa Custovic, who holds a BA from Arcadia University but has taken supplemental economics and mathematics courses at Temple University, is going to the University of.. 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 2015 luncheon was held on April 29, 2015. The program follows. Opening Remarks Dr. Michael Bognanno, Chair.. read more →

Professor Douglas Webber presented his paper “Are College Costs Worth It? How Individual Ability, Major Choice, and Debt Affect Optimal Schooling Decisions” in the Labor Economics Seminar / Industrial Relations Workshop of the Department of Economics at Princeton University on Monday, April 20, 2015. read more →

Professor Catherine Maclean recently had two papers accepted for publication in refereed academic journals. She has contributed summaries of these papers for this post. The first of these papers is coauthored with Douglas A. Webber, also a faculty member in our department, and Michael T. French and Susan L. Ettner, entitled The Health Consequences of.. read more →

January 2015: “A New Approach to Model Verification, Falsification and Selection,” with Andrew Buck. Presentation (by Buck) at a meeting of the Western Economics Association International in Wellington, New Zealand, January 11, 2015. DETU Working Paper 14-03 – A New Approach to Model Verification,Falsification and Selection by Andrew J. Buck and George M. Lady. Supporting.. read more →

01 Mar 2015
March 1, 2015

Professor Leeds’s latest online papers

Professor Michael A. Leeds has two papers that were just published online. The first is entitled “Youth sports and the accumulation of human capital” and it appeared on the World of Labor website of IZA. The second is entitled “Cracking the glass ceiling”, is coauthored by Eva Marikova Leeds, and it appeared on the website.. read more →

Associate Professor Catherine Maclean is featured in the ”grantee spotlight” in The Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative, a  program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. See the link http://www.hcfo.org/spotlight/johanna-catherine-maclean-phd. Dr. Maclean’s CV reveals her amazing accomplishments in a career that has just begun. http://www.cla.temple.edu/economics/files/2014/04/maclean_cv_9_9_2014.pdf Her external funding includes: Robert Wood Johnson.. read more →

Some news and a reminiscence by Professor Dimitrios Diamantaras: I was an assistant professor in the Economics Department at Temple University in the early 1990s when Jeff Coons showed up to check out the department’s Ph.D. program. We had a conversation about the role of mathematics in economics and the amount of mathematics a graduate.. read more →

…unless, that is, you have the kind of talent of Mick Jagger. This, and much more wisdom about the returns of getting a higher education, by our Doug Webber, Assistant Professor of Economics, in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. read more →

Forbes mentions the dissertation research of James Bailey, PhD 2014. From the linked article: James Bailey, an economics graduate student from Temple University, studied this phenomenon in 19- to 25-year-olds. Before 2010, insurance companies could remove young people from their parents’ health coverage once they reached 19. One of the first components of the ACA.. read more →