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Berkeley Economics professors Emmanuel Saez and Gabrial Zucman along with Thomas Piketty show the growth of income inequality from 1980 to 2014, with the highest growth in income shifting from the poor and middle class to the very affluent.
Professor Hilary Hoynes was interviewed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on food stamps, recessionary effects on labor markets, and the importance of poverty research.
The Department of Economics has announced annual undergraduate and graduate award and prize winners for 2017.
Kaveh Danesh, Ph.D. student in Economics, is among the 30 immigrants and children of immigrants chosen from 1,775 applicants to receive to 2017 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
Ulrike Malmendier, the Edward and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics, has been awarded the 2017 Guggenheim fellowship.
Women in Economics at Berkeley (WEB) announces the launch of a new website, which provides information about WEB’s history, current leadership, and its portfolio of activities, as well as a blog.