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Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers for the Obama Administration, will be returning to the department during the Fall 2010 semester.
Emmanuel Saez was named a 2010 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, in recognition of his path-breaking work on income inequality and in public economics and tax policy.
UC Berkeley's economics department ranked highly (between number 3 and 7) in new NRC ranking of graduate programs.
Yuriy Gorodnichenko was awarded the Montias prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Comparative Economics in the last 2 years.
Yuriy Gorodnichenko is one of the prize winners of the Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs for 2011.
Emmanuel Saez wins AEA’s first American Economic Journal: Economic Policy “Best Paper Prize,” for “Do Taxpayers Bunch at Kink Points?”