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The Past, Present, and Future of Globalization: Tune in to an episode of the Econofact podcast, in which Michael Klein speaks with Maurice Obstfeld, widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in international economics, on the tensions between globalization and economic nationalism – the historical context, current challenges, and the prospects for the future. Listen to the podcast
Ben Hermalin is announced as UC Berkeley’s new executive vice chancellor and provost. Professor Hermalin joined the economics department in 1988 and served as its chair in 2005-2008. For the past five years, he served as vice provost for the faculty. Read more
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Economics alumnus Steven Sidener supports graduates with $10.5M estate gift. Read about Steve Sidener, class of 1982 and his gift to the economics department.
We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague Prof. Bob Powell. Professor Powell taught Game Theory for the Social Sciences for many years and was honored by NAS for his work on the strategic dilemmas of nuclear deterrence. In his last days, Bob acted with infinite courage and dignity. We will miss him greatly. You can read about Bob's work on his website and read the announcement. We invite friends whose lives Bob touched to leave a note of tribute or remembrance.
Join us on Wednesday December 8 at 2:30 PM Pacific Time for a live stream of the Nobel The ceremonial presentations of Nobel Prize medals and diplomas to 2021 laureates, in which Professor David Card will receive the Nobel Prize in Economics. Join the Livestream
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Announcing the recipients the UC Berkeley 2020 and 2021 Excellence in Advising and Student Services Awards, Professor Martha Olney is given the UC Berkeley Advising Champion (Faculty/Administrator) honor: "Amidst one of the most challenging times in recent history, Professor Martha Olney continues to be the strongest ally and advocate of undergraduate advising and students in the Economics department." See the announcement and add to the Kudosboard.