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Coronavirus Update

March 9, 2020

Harvard University is closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.  More information on how the University is handling the situation can be found here.

Specific information for the department:

As of March 10th, it has been announced by the University that  all classes will be moved online following spring break. 

Effective immediately, and consistent with University guidance, we are cancelling ALL non-student seminars,...

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Lawrence Katz 2020 IZA Prize Recipient

Congratulations to Professor Larry Katz, for being awarded the 2020 IZA Prize in Labor Economics

January 16, 2020

Lawrence F. Katz, Harvard University Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics will receive the 2020 IZA Prize in Labor Economics for his 35 years of research documenting changes in earnings inequality and showing the role of the expansion of educational opportunity in increasing living standards. Worth 50,000 euros, the IZA Prize is regarded as the most prestigious science award in the field. It will be formally conferred during the EALE/SOLE/AASLE World Conference in Berlin on June 27, 2020.... Read more about Congratulations to Professor Larry Katz, for being awarded the 2020 IZA Prize in Labor Economics

2019 Economics Laureates to Donate Nobel Prize Money to Invest in the Next Generation of Development Economists

December 7, 2019

Award Acceptance

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Jonathan Nackstrand
Economist Andrew Weiss supplements donation with $50 million in funding for research to improve the lives of the poor
Cambridge, MA – December 7, 2019 – Nobel Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard University, 2019 winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, announced that they will each donate their Nobel prize money to the Weiss Fund for Research in Development Economics administered by Harvard University. Their 9 million Swedish Kroner (approximately $ 916,000) will supplement $50 million from Child Relief International (CRI), a foundation established by Andrew and Bonnie Weiss.... Read more about 2019 Economics Laureates to Donate Nobel Prize Money to Invest in the Next Generation of Development Economists