The Economics Department mourns the loss of Martin L. Weitzman. After teaching at Yale and MIT, in 1989 Marty took up a Professorship in the Department. Since his retirement in 2018, he held the position of Research Professor in the Department. (updated September 9, 2019)... Read more about Martin L. Weitzman, 1942 - 2019
Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, passed away on Tuesday, June 11. He was a faculty member in the Department of Economics since 1967, and a president of the National Bureau of Economic Research for many years.... Read more about In Memoriam, Martin Feldstein, 1939 - 2019
Three recent Econ grads have have been afforded special recognition for their dissertations. Ellora Derenoncourt has been awarded the David A. Wells Prize, while Shoshana Vasserman and Valentin Bolotnyy were awarded the Padma Desai Prize in Economics.
Ellora Derenoncourt's research interests are in labor economics and economic history. She combines quasi-experimental methods with original data collection from historical sources to understand the long-run determinants of inequality. Her current research focuses on the evolution of racial inequality in the US, including how...