Dr. Bognanno delivering the opening remarks

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 2014 luncheon was held on May 7, 2014. The program follows. Opening Remarks Dr. Michael Bognanno, Chair.. read more →

Mikhail Kouliavtsev, who received his Ph.D. from our department in 2003, was promoted to Full Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University. Congratulations, Mikhail! read more →

Mathematical Economics major Kevin Kuruc won the 2014 Marks and Emma Kohn Memorial Award, which is given every year “to an outstanding student in the College of Liberal Arts.” See the CLA awards and scholarships page for the award description. read more →

04 Apr 2014
April 4, 2014

Economics Majors in 2014 TURF-CreWS

TURF-CreWS stands for Temple Undergraduate Research Forum and Creative Works Symposium. As described in the Senior Vice Provost’s for Undergraduate Studies web page, “The Temple Undergraduate Research Forum – Creative Works Symposium (TURF-CreWS) provides ambitious, intellectually motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to present and defend their original research or creative work among colleagues, faculty, family, and.. read more →

Professor Michael A. Leeds sent along some photos and information about the activities of our undergraduate students at the recent Eastern Economic Association meetings. We are happy to share them with you. Katy Ascanio, a junior Honors Economics major, presented “To Play or not to Play: Using Participation in the PGA Tour to Measure Labor.. read more →

The following Temple current and former grad and undergrad students are presenting at the Eastern Economic Association meetings: 1. Long-ago Ph.D. Peter von Allmen (now chair at Skidmore College) 2. Recent Ph.D. Jerry Hionis 3. Current Ph.D. students Nathan Blascak, Hilary Lin, and Paul Marmora 4. Current BBA students Katy Ascanio and Tessa McMinn The.. read more →

Dr. Beth Wheaton, who received her PhD from our department in 2006 (Professor Michael A. Leeds was her dissertation advisor), was one of the “favorite professors named by basketball team members” at Southern Methodist University recently. read more →

24 Feb 2014
February 24, 2014

Recent PhD alumnus Adam Ozimek in the news

Adam Ozimek, well-known online for his contributions to the blog Modeled Behavior, recently defended his doctoral dissertation. In it, he studied the way we measure housing inflation in the US and found that this way has problems. Matthew Yglesias talks about Adam’s research in an article published today in Slate. read more →

Our graduate student James Bailey, who is scheduled to defend his doctoral dissertation soon, has accepted a tenure track Assistant Professorship offer in the Business School at Creighton University. Congratulations, James! read more →

05 Dec 2013
December 5, 2013

Sad news

We are deeply saddened to report the death from cancer on December 3d of Dr. Nataliya (Natasha) Muravytska DeSipio. Natasha earned her PhD in Economics from Temple University. Her Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair was Professor Fyodor Kushnirsky and her dissertation, submitted in January 2009, was entitled “Euro Adoption in Poland: Implications for Macroeconomic Volatility”. After.. read more →