Daniel Millimet appointed Dedman Trustee Professor

Professor Daniel Millimet was recently appointed as the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor. This distinguished recognition is extremely well deserved and based on his outstanding economic research and deep commitment to the department especially in terms of supervising and mentoring PhD students. Continue reading “Daniel Millimet appointed Dedman Trustee Professor”

Abdullah Shamim Inaugural Bush PhD Fellow

Abdullah Shamim is the 2019/2020 inaugural recipient of the George W. Bush Institute Doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is a key part of the new Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative that combines the economic policy expertise of the Bush Institute and the academic research expertise of the SMU Economics Department. Continue reading “Abdullah Shamim Inaugural Bush PhD Fellow”

2019 STATA Texas Empirical Micro Conference


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”

Listen: Klaus Desmet on trade, migration and climate change on KERA Think

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”

Listen: James Lake talks on US-China Trade War podcast

Associate Professor James Lake was recently interviewed on a podcast “Two Perspectives on Continued Trade Talks Between the US and China” hosted by the Dallas-based B2B thought leadership marketing firm Market Scale. Continue reading “Listen: James Lake talks on US-China Trade War podcast”

Ömer Özak appointed as Fellow to GLO

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”

Inaugural Bush-SMU Initiative Visiting Fellows

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”