Faculty and Student News:

March 2014 spring break, Patrick Emerson gave the Chief Economist Seminar at the World Bank and remained there for a week as a visiting scholar in the Development Economics Group.

Marc Hellman was nominated and served as an Oregon Representative to the Soverign Technical Team to advise the Governor's Office regarding the Columbia River Treaty 2014/2024 Review Process.

Shawna Grosskopf was honored as the keynote speaker at the Efficiency in High Education Workshop in Thessaloniki, Greece in June 2013.

Rolf Färe has been selected to receive this year's William W. Cooper Award for contributions to Data Envelpment Analysis.  The award will be presented at iDEAs 11th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis in Samsun, Turkey - June 27 - 30, 2013.

Qinglai Meng's two papers have recently been accepted for publication at Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (2012) and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2013).

Todd Pugatch and Liz Schroeder traveled to Gambia in December 2012 for the World Bank.  They conducted an evaluation of an education reform intended to improve teacher qualifications in remote areas.

Todd Pugatch has received a Faculty Time Release Award for his research project on "U.S. Border Enforcement and Mexican Immigrant Location Choice" for Spring 2013.

Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskopf are among the ISI Web of Knowledge 250 most highly cited scholars in Economics and Business.  ISIHighlyCited.com highlights the top 250 preeminent individual researchers in each of 21 subject categories who have demonstrated great influence in their field as measured by citations to their work--the intellectual debt acknowledged by their colleagues.

Todd Pugatch presented his paper "Safety Valve or Sinkhole? Vocational Schooling in South Africa" at the Pacific Conference for Development Economics on March 17, 2012 at UC-Davis.

 

Todd Pugatch was named Research Affiliate for IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), a labor economics research institute in Bonn, Germany. Patrick Emerson joined IZA as a Research Fellow in 2007.

 

Victor and Carol Tremblay recently had published "The Cournot-Bertrand Model and the Degree of Product Differentiation", Economics Letters, June 2011. 

Patrick Emerson (with André Portela Souza) recently had published “Is Child Labor Harmful?  The Impact of Starting to Work as a Child on Adult Earnings,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, January 2011, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 345-385.

 

Carol Tremblay and Shawna Grosskopf (with Ke Yang) recently had published “Brainstorm: Occupational Choice, Bipolar Illness and Creativity,” Economics and Human Biology, 8(10), July 2010: 233-241.

Rolf Färe was awarded an honorary doctorate from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2010.