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Resource Economics Seniors Andrew Mack and Brendan Moore to Enter Peace Corps

 Photo of Andrew Mack and Brendan Moore

Two outstanding seniors, both resource economics majors, have plans to enter the Peace Corps starting this summer.

Andrew Mack and Brendan Moore, two students with similar career aspirations, will be tasked with two very different areas of work over the next two years. Mack, who is majoring in both resource economics and nutrition, will be traveling to Belize to become a Health Resource Advisor, working with administrative health and schools to educate them about non-communicable diseases. Moore, on the other hand, will be going to Africa to teach secondary math…in French! >> More

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Graduate Awards Ceremony

Photo of Award RecipientsAbdul Kidwai is this year's recipient of the Carolyn Harper Fellowship. Tyler Besse, Eric Koegler and Kelly Miller received The Vijay Bhagavan Teaching Assistant of Distinction Award. Lawrence De Geest received the first annual Department Outstanding Service Award. Congratulations to all and thanks for your many contributions!  >>View Slide Show

(Photo from left: Lawrence De Geest, Abdul Kidwai, Kelly Miller, Eric Koegler and Tyler Besse)

Volunteer for Upcoming Experiments

Register for experiments conducted at Willis Experimental Economics Laboratory. Participants will be compensated, and no prior economics training is necessary. 

To register please visit the Experimental Economics Online Recruitment System

For more information and to access the Willis Lab FAQs, please visit the Experimental Economics Program.


For more information contact Christine Crago (ccrago "at", 545-5738).

An Empirical Model of R&D Procurement Contests: An Analysis of the DOD SBIR Program
>> download pdf here
April 26 2:00-3:30 pm  • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Vivek Bhattacharya, MIT Department of Economics

Attaining food and environmental security in an era of globalization
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April 28 10:00-11:30 am  • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Dr. Thomas Hertel, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University

Demand for Giving to Multiple Charities: Theory and Experiments
>> download pdf here
April 28 1:00-2:30 pm  • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Neslihan Uler, University of Maryland

The Freedman Panel:  “We Wanted Workers” –  A Discussion of the Economic Impacts of Immigration

September 29,  5:00 pm • Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall
George Borjas, Labor Economist, Harvard University; Jenny Hunt, Professor of Economics, Rutgers University; Arin Dube, Professor of Economics, UMass Amherst
(This talk is part of the Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Migration Series)

Mob Lab demonstration
Friday September 23, 3:30-5:00 pm  • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Doug Norton , Florida State University

Strategic Thinking in Public Goods Games with Teams
>>download pdf here
Friday September 30, 3:30-5:00 pm  • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Brock Stoddard , University of South Dakota

Self-Control: Skill, Knowledge, or Perishable Resource? >>pdf
Friday October 14, 3:30-5:00 pm  • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Marco Palma, Texas A&M University

Intra-household time preference: an artefactual field experiment 
Friday October 21, 3:30-5:00 pm  • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Rong Rong, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Welfare Costs of Climate Change: Evidence from Test Scores in India
Friday December 2, 3:30-5:00 PM • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Vis Taraz, Smith College


Position Announcements

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics >>More

Assistant Professor of Applied Microeconomics/Econometrics >>More

Jamie Mullins Uses Clues From London's Great Smog in Research Study

In a recently published summary piece, Jamie Mullins explains how air pollution exposure in early life leads to higher incidence of asthma during both childhood and adulthood. >>More