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Economics Spring Ceremony 2015

Upcoming Events

Summer 2015 Classes
Summer classes begin May 11 for Maymester, June 1 for Terms A, C, & D, July 7 for Term B, and August 3 for Augmester. You can check out other important dates on the Academic Calendar.

17th Annual CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop
September 4–5, 2015 • Lion Square Lodge • Vail, Colorado
The CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop provides researchers the opportunity to share their research results and/or ideas in a relaxed, workshop environment. Ample time will be allocated for discussion, allowing researchers to get feedback from other workshop participants. Work presented can range from proposed research to highly polished and complete projects. Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate. Hosted by Nicholas Flores, CU Department of Economics.

Department of Economics Winter 2015 Commencement
The winter ceremony will be Friday, December 18, 2015, 3:00–4:30 p.m in Muenzinger E050. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

Department Highlights

Economics BFA Excellence Award Winners: Yongmin Chen, Research, Scholarly and Creative Work & Nicholas Flores, Leadership and Service
Jeffrey Zax:
Featured in WalletHub's recent study examining 2015's Best & Worst Run Cities in America.
Robert McNown:
Campus Global Citizen of the Year 2014
Economics alum leaves $3.7 million to endow chair

Daniel Kaffine:
No evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents, says CU-Boulder researcher
Daniel Kaffine: The value of 'second-best solutions' to global warming
Francisca Antman: Working women have more influence at home, says CU-Boulder study
Bartlett Internships for Economics
: Thanks to a generous donation from CU Economics alumnus James Bartlett, the Department of Economics is accepting applications for Bartlett Internships for Economics. 

Brian Cadena: Economics researcher explores relationships between poverty, immigration, labor market
Yongmin Chen: Received a Boulder Faculty Assembly Recognition Award
Edward Kosack: Friday First Place 2013 Fall Research Conference Poster Winner at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference in Washington D.C
Murat Iyigun: Co-editor of New Journal

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Publication Showcase

Francisca Antman
Incentives to Identify: Racial Identity in the Age of Affirmative Action,
(with Brian Duncan), Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.

Tania Barham
Staying for Benefits? The Effect of a Health and Family Planning Program on Out-Migration Patterns in Bangladesh, (with Randall Kuhn), Journal of Human Resources, Volume 49 (4), Fall 2014.

Brian Cadena
Human Capital and the Lifetime Costs of Impatience, (with Benjamin J. Keys), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, August 2015.

Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession, (with Brian K. Kovak), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming.

Yongmin Chen
Prices, Profits, and Preference Dependence, (with Michael Riordan), Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming.

Differential Pricing When Costs Differ: A Welfare Analysis, (with M. Schwarz), RAND Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

Jonathan Hughes
Some Inconvenient Truths about Climate Change Policy: The Distributional Impacts of Transportation Policies, (with Stephen Holland, Christopher Knittel and Nathan Parker), The Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.

Daniel Kaffine
The Effects of Regulation in the Presence of Multiple Unpriced Externalities: Evidence from the Transportation Sector, (with Antonio Bento, Kevin Roth and Matt Zaragoza) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Volume 6(3), 6(3): 1-29, 2014.

Can Decentralized Planning Really Achieve First-best in the Presence of Environmental Spillovers? (with Harrison Fell), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 68(1): 46-53, 2014.

Wolfgang Keller
Supplier Responses to Wal-Mart's Invasion of Mexico,
(with Iacovone, Javorcik, and Tybout), Journal of International Economics, January 2015.

Endogenous Formation of Free Trade Agreements: Evidence from the Zollverein's Impact on Market Integration, (with Carol H. Shiue), Journal of Economic History, December 2014.

Jin-Hyuk Kim
Screening Incentives and Privacy Protection in Financial Markets: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, (with Liad Wagman), RAND Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

Xiadong Liu
Endogenous Network Production Functions with Selectivity, (with William Horace and Eleonora Patacchini), Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming.

James Markusen
International Trade Puzzles: a Solution Linking Production and Preferences, (with Justin Caron and Thibault Fally), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129 (2014), 1501-1552.

Terra McKinnish
Who Marries Differently-Aged Spouses? Education, Occupation, Earnings, Ability and Appearance, (with Hani Mansour), Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 96(3) 577-580, July 2014.

Carol Shiue
Endogenous Formation of Free Trade Agreements: Evidence from the Zollverein's Impact on Market Integration, (with Wolfgang Keller), Journal of Economic History, December 2014.

Complete List of Faculty's Recent Publications