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The Department of Economics would like to congratulate our Class of 2020 graduates! Click here for a message from members of the UC Berkeley Economics faculty.Visit our Congratulations Class of 2020 site for a virtual celebration of our graduates! Department of Economics Founded in 1903, our department is well-known for the excellence of its teaching and advising, with a strong reputation for producing outstanding Ph.D. graduates, as well as rigorous and innovative economic research. We are consistently ranked among the world’s leading departments. On the forefront in research The impact Berkeley faculty have had on various fields of economics has been enormous. Our department is currently at the forefront of many exciting new developments in economics:5 Nobel Prizes What would a hypothetical one million US deaths in the Covid-19 epidemic mean for mortality of individuals at the population level? A new NBER working paper by Joshua R. Goldstei and Ronald D. Lee looks into the demographic impact of the mortality of COVID-19. Read more Read the LA Times Op-Ed by Berkeley Economics professor Aaron Edlin:  How California’s smog alert system could be adapted to fight the coronavirus.Photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Check out the new Spring 2020 issue of the Berkeley Economic Review (BER)! Berkeley Economic Review is the University of California at Berkeley's premier undergraduate, peer-reviewed, academic economics journal. Founded in 2016, they are a 100% student-run and student-produced nonprofit publication. They provide a forum for students to voice their views on current economic issues and ultimately to foster a community of aspiring economists. For more information visit the BER website. People aged 18 to 25, whose core beliefs are still being formed, are likely to suffer the strongest impact of Covid-19 on their faith in scientists, but not in science, write Cevat Giray Aksoy, Barry Eichengreen and Orkun Saka. Read morePhoto credit: Liliia Kyrylenko, Getty Images/iStockphoto The unemployment rate will remain at double-digit levels through 2023, with the highest rates among the most vulnerable lower-income workers with few financial resources. Congress must fund another major economic relief package, say economists Maurice Obstfeld and Laura D’Andrea Tyson. Read more The Econ faculty members were asked to recommend just one book to read this summer. Their recommendations have been compiled into a wonderfully diverse set of recommendations. Click for the list of recommended books to read this summer. Through analysis of the Band for International Settlements (BIS) Annual Economic Reports, Professor Barry Eichengreen traces the BIS’s views on exchange rates, capital flows and financial cycles in a new book. Read more An innovative experiment in rural India targeted alleviating financial stress on short-term workers and fascinatingly, found a substantial increase in productivity for workers who have their financial strain eased by receiving part of their salary mid-way through their contract. By Berkeley Economics Professor Supreet Kaur. Read more We're proud to share that Berkeley Economics professors Emi Nakamura and Chris Shannon were elected to join The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals in academia, the arts, business, government,and public affairs. Congratulations! To learn more about their work and of all UC Berkeley faculty members elected, read more. We're thrilled to share that Berkeley Economics Prof. Emi Nakamura has been announced as the 2019 recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal! The prize is awarded to an American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. Read more Congratulations to Berkeley Economics professors, Philpp Strack and Gabriel Zucman, for winning the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship! Read more. Berkeley Economics Professor Yuri Gorodnichenko has been awarded 2018 Monetary Economics and Finance Prize, which distinguish researchers who have developed central concepts to improve our understanding of Monetary Economics and Finance. Read more Remembering Oliver Williamson With his modest appearance and soft-spoken character, he was one of the deepest thinkers in our profession and one of the most innovative economists of the twentieth century. His work will live on. 530 Evans Hall #3880, Berkeley, California 94720-3880Tel: (510) 642-0822 / Fax: (510) 642-6615 / E-mail: econdept@berkeley.eduUCB Privacy Statement | DisclaimerFor website updates, please contact

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