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Economics

Ben S. Bernanke '75 Delivers 2008 Class Day Speech
Economics

Former Fed Chair Bernanke ’75 Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

Former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Ben S. Bernanke ’75 was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics Monday morning.

Lawrence Summers at the IOP Audience
IOP

Larry Summers Talks Inflation at Harvard IOP Forum

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers discussed his concerns about the continued risk of inflation for the global economy at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday evening.

Littauer
Research

Opportunity Insights Study Shows Link Between Social Capital and Economic Mobility

A paper published last month by a Harvard-affiliated economic research group found new links between social connections and economic mobility.

IOP Forum
IOP

U.S. Representative Ro Khanna Discusses Big Tech at Harvard IOP Forum

United States Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) spoke about the role of technology in the future of the American economy while discussing his new book at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday evening.

IOP Forum
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Receives $5 Million for New Economic Inequality Program

The Harvard Kennedy School announced it received a $5 million gift from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation to establish a new program that will study wealth inequality on Monday.

IOP Forum with Graham Allison, Keyu Jin, Kelly Sims Gallagher, and Lawrence H. Summers
IOP

IOP Forum with Graham Allison, Keyu Jin, Kelly Sims Gallagher, and Lawrence H. Summers

Graham Allison and Kelly Sims Gallagher discussed Chinese economics with Keyu Jin and Lawrence H. Summers, who joined the talk virtually.

Harvard Kennedy School
Politics

HKS Professors Awarded $7.5 Million Grant To Establish Research Initiative

Dani Rodrik ’79 and Gordon H. Hanson, two Harvard Kennedy School Economics professors, received a $7.5 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to establish the Reimagining the Economy Project, the foundation announced Wednesday.

IOP

World Bank Chief Economist Discusses Post-Pandemic Economic Challenges at IOP

World Bank Group Chief Economist Carmen M. Reinhart discussed the effects of post-pandemic debt and inflation on emerging markets during the Institute of Politics’s Gordon Lecture at the JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.

Harvard Kennedy School
IOP

Experts Talk the Economics of Diversity at Kennedy School Conference

Economists and race relations experts convened to discuss the economic repercussions of structural racism in America and the need for continued workplace diversity Friday at the Kennedy School’s Ash Center.

Nobel Prize
Economics

Nobel Prize

David E. Card, who was also an expert witness in Harvard's college admissions lawsuit, was one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics this year.

Nobel Prize
Economics

Three Economists With Harvard Ties Awarded Nobel Prize

Three U.S.-based professors with Harvard ties received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for their work on minimum wage and natural experiments.

Alsan McArthur Genius Grant
Health

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Marcella Alsan Wins MacArthur Grant

Marcella M. Alsan is the Kennedy School’s first female MacArthur Fellow and the sole Harvard faculty member among this year’s 25 recipients.

Penny Pritzker
College

Penny Pritzker ’81 Donates $100 Million for New Economics Department Building

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and business leader Penny S. Pritzker ’81 donated $100 million to the Economics Department to support the construction of a new department building, Harvard announced Tuesday morning.

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
FAS

Harvard Restores Prof. Fryer’s Teaching, Research Roles After Two-Year Sexual Harassment Suspension

Economics professor Roland G. Fryer Jr. will be allowed to return to teaching and research roles at Harvard this week after a two-year suspension for violating Faculty of Arts and Sciences sexual harassment policies.

Harvard Yard
FAS

Economics Professor Isaiah Andrews Awarded Clark Medal

Professor of Economics Isaiah S. Andrews won the John Bates Clark Medal earlier this month for his contributions to the field of econometrics.

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