2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winners announced

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Research Associates William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for their path-breaking research on integrating innovation and climate into the study of economic growth." 

Interview with Prof. Debnam in Amherst News & Events

Professor Debnam's popular new course "Economics and Psychology" is profiled in the college's News and Events.

Professor Theoharides published in JHR

Professor Theoharides was recently published in The Journal of the Human Resources: Manila to Malaysia, Quezon to Qatar: International Migration and Its Effects on Origin-Country Human Capital

Visiting Lecturer Andreas Georgiou given commendation by ISI

Visiting Lecturer Andreas Georgiou '83 was recently given a commendation by the International Statistical Institute in acknowledgement of  his "upholding of the highest professional standards in his public service in the pursuit of integrity of statistical systems."

Professor Reyes published in JAMA

Professor Reyes was recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association: A Social Justice Framework for Lead Policy

Professor Debnam published in AJAE

Professor Debnam was recently published in The American Journal of Agricultural Economics: Selection Effects and Heterogeneous Demand Responses to the Berkeley Soda Tax Vote

Fall 2018 Economics Drop-in Hours

The Department of Economics is holding Drop-in Hours this semester for students to meet with student TAs and review Intro, Macroeconomics and Econometrics. Sun-Wed 7-9PM in Nicholson Commons (Converse 306).

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Visiting Lecturer Andreas Georgiou recently published in Statistical Journal of the IAOS, "The production of official statistics needs to be a separate branch of the government"

Economics Department Prizes and Awards - Class of 2018

Congratulations to our majors for their department prizes awarded on May 1-2!

The Bernstein Prize funded by a gift from the Bernstein family in honor of the work their son did at Amherst College is awarded to the senior who, in the opinion of the Economics Department and the Dean of the Faculty, has done particularly outstanding honors work in economics: Pei Gong '18, Tobias Schwed '18

The James R. Nelson Prize is awarded to the senior who, in the opinion of the Economics Department, has written a distinguished honors thesis that applies economic analysis to an important question of public policy: Jerry Chen '18, Julia Konso Mbakire '18

The James R. Nelson Memorial Award is presented to that senior who, in the opinion of the Economics Department, has achieved excellence in the study of economics while pursuing a broad liberal education: Tobias Schwed '18

The Jeanne Reinle Prize named after Jeanne Reinle, the Academic Department Coordinator of the Economics Department for 30 years, whose inviting and engaging presence welcomed and supported generations of Amherst Economics students and faculty, is awarded to the senior who, in the opinion of the Economics Department, exemplifies a commitment to building community in the Economics Department and a passion for Economics: Jennifer MacKinnon Krems '18, Julia Konso Mbakire 18

The Economics Department Junior Class Prize to be awarded to that member of the junior class who, in the opinion of the Economics Department, has achieved a record of excellence in the study of economics at Amherst College: Mujin Choi '19, Simon Essig Aberg '19

The Hamilton Prize which was established by his former students in memory of Professor Walton Hale Hamilton, distinguished member of the Department of Economics from 1915-1923, is awarded to that first year student who ranks highest in the economics courses he or she has taken: Jackson Herrick '20, Pedro Balduno Morais '21, Aaron Bushnell '21, Ahliaa Moore '21