Several members of the SMU Economics Department participated in the 2019 Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference at the University of Houston on Friday, September 27 through Saturday, September 28. This annual conference, generously supported by StataCorp., rotates among several Texas universities and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Continue reading “2019 STATA Texas Empirical Micro Conference”
Professor Klaus Desmet was recently interviewed by Krys Boyd on KERA Think about how trade and migration will be essential for the world to successfully deal with the massive global challenges faced due to climate change. Continue reading “Listen: Klaus Desmet on trade, migration and climate change on KERA Think”
Associate Professor Ömer Özak has been appointed to the Global Labor Organization (GLO). The GLO is a global, independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that functions as an international network for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the general public interested in scientific research and its policy and societal implications on global labor markets, demographic challenges and human resources. Continue reading “Ömer Özak appointed as Fellow to GLO”
The visits of our inaugural fellows — Mary Lovely, David Weil and Kyle Bagwell — were an overwhelming success with stimulating interactions between the Visiting Fellows and both Bush Institute staff as well as faculty and students in the Department of Economics. Continue reading “Inaugural Bush-SMU Initiative Visiting Fellows”
Watch the interview on NBC here, James Lake is an Associate Professor who specializes in international trade policy.
The Spring 2019 Economics Department Faculty meeting had a gate crashing guest: President George W. Bush! Continue reading “President Bush visits Department faculty meeting”
In the Spring 2019 issue of The Catalyst, the flagship quarterly publication of the George W. Bush Institute, Professor Klaus Desmet writes about how trade and migration can dramatically mitigate the otherwise grim global consequences of climate change. Continue reading “Klaus Desmet on Trade, Migration & Climate Change in The Catalyst”
In early 2019, Klaus Desmet, the Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor, was awarded the Robert E. Lucas Jr. Prize by the Journal of Political Economy. Continue reading “Klaus Desmet wins JPE best paper prize”