How might migration help in the world’s response to climate change? Listen to this episode of the AEA podcast series to hear Klaus Desmet explain how his research shows that migration is likely to play a key role in mitigating the economic damage of global warming and rising sea levels.
Will COVID-19 eventually spread equally to all US counties or will some counties continue to suffer more than others? In a blog piece for the US Center at the London School of Economics, Klaus Desmet discusses his research on this topic. Continue reading “Blog by Klaus Desmet on his COVID research”
Woo Kim, a first-year Assistant Professor, has written a piece in VoxChina about his research into the Korean government’s baby bonus program. In the early 2000s, the Korean government began giving cash payments to parents of newborn babies that depended on where a family lived, when they had their baby and how many children they already had. Continue reading “Woo Kim’s research in Vox”
Doing an economics PhD doesn’t mean you always go on to be a professor and live the life of an academic. Perhaps surprising, but true! Continue reading “PhD alumni non-academic jobs discussion panel”
Klaus Desmet, Ömer Özak and coauthors use massive amounts of data generated by social networks to measure cultural differences across populations. They provide new insights on the role of diversity and open doors to new exciting research. Read more about their research in this VOX blog or in their paper.
Parker Fleming received the 2020 Cobb Fellowship after the Economics Department faculty voted that his third year research paper was the strongest among his fellow classmates. The fellowship provides funding for the 4th year of the PhD program and removes any teaching assistant or research assistant responsibilities so the recipient can focus as much as possible on their dissertation progress. Continue reading “Parker Fleming receives Cobb Fellowship”
Africa ArXiv interviewed Ömer Özak about his research on the role of borders in conflict, one of the main problems in Africa. Continue reading “Ömer Özak explains relevance of his research to Africa”
Ömer Özak was featured in Semana which is Colombia’s main weekly periodical. The article talks about how technology is changing the way scientists and social scientists are doing research and how the audience they are trying to reach is also changing to reflect a wider non-academic audience. Continue reading “Ömer Özak among new wave of Colombian researchers”
Beth Wheaton was the very deserving winner of the 2020 Mangum Teaching Award. This highly-sought after award, endowed through a million dollar gift from distinguished alum Charles Mangum, is given annually to a non-tenured recipient in the Department of Economics who is extraordinary at student involvement. Continue reading “Beth Wheaton wins 2020 Mangum Teaching Award”
On July 1, Professor Tom Fomby handed over the responsibility of Chief Marshal of SMU Academic Ceremonies that he has performed with great aplomb since 2009. Continue reading “Tom Fomby hands over Chief Marshall reins”