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”
Congratulations to 2006 and 2007 SMU PhD alums Dipa and Jay Sarkar for receiving the 2019 best paper prize in health economics awarded by the Australian Health Economics Society! Continue reading “Former PhD alums Dipa and Jay Sarkar receive best paper prize!”
The 25th annual Texas Camp Econometrics took place on February 22-23 in Woodlands, TX. SMU has a strong history of participation in this Texas conference, and this year was no different. Continue reading “Spring 2020 TX Camp Econometrics”
The 8th annual Texas Theory Camp was held at UT-Austin Economics Department on November 16-17, 2019. The camp had eighteen presentations by scholars from eight participating institutions (Rice, SMU, TAMU, UHouston, UT-Austin, UTD, UT-Rio Grande Valley, and UT-San Antonio) and a scholar from USAA. Continue reading “2019 Texas Theory Camp”
The 2019-2020 edition of Inside Economics Newsletter, our annual department newsletter, is now ready! Click here to read it!
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”