The Department of Economics is devoted to high quality research and teaching (at both the undergraduate and graduate level). It is our mission to attract highly motivated, capable students and to build their talents through a challenging and at times very demanding curriculum. Our research is characterized by combining relevance and rigor.
Paper accepted by Nature Genetics (25-04-2018)
The paper 'Signatures of negative selection in the genetic architecture of human complex traits' of Jian Zeng (University of Queensland), Ronald de Vlaming & others is accepted by Nature Genetics and got published past week.
Paper accepted by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (24-04-18)
The paper 'Genetic Instrumental Variable (GIV) regression: Explaining socioeconomic and health outcomes in non-experimental data' of Thomas DiPrete (Columbia University), Philipp Koellinger and Casper Burik is accepted by PNAS. The paper shows how genetic data can be used to get better esitmates of causal effects in social scientific and epidemiological research.
Paper accepted by The Review of Economic Studies (05-02-18)
Paper by Brugemann, Gautier and Menzio accepted by The Review of Economic Studies. The paper introduces the Rolodex bargaining game. Read the paper here.
Economics Football Match (17-11-17)
This year's football match between the MSc Economics students and their professors resulted in a score of 6-3 for the professors (with help from a few MSc students on their team). After the game players enjoyed drinks in the canteen.
Jose L. Moraga has been appointed Co-Editor (2-11-17)
Jose L. Moraga has been appointed Co-Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. The International Journal of Industrial Organization (IJIO) is one of the specialized journals in the field of Industrial Economics. Read full article.
Paper accepted by Journal of Business & Economic Statistics (27-09-2017)
The paper 'Collective Labour Supply, Taxes, and Intrahousehold Allocation: An Empirical Approach' of Hans Bloemen is accepted by the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.