News & Events
Earlier this year Dr Isaac Ehrlich was asked to speak to two international organizations on Human Capital.
Dr Ehrlich gave a speech to the inaugural webinar International Health Economics Association on the topic of Equilibrium Health Spending and Population Aging in a Model of Endogenous Growth - Will the GDP Share of Health Spending Keep Rising?
Please listen to Dr Ehrlich speak to the Higher School of Economics in Russia in a Meet the Editors session. He also gave a Keynote speech on “Why Nations Succeed? - A Case Study in Endogenous Growth Theory” at that conference.
During the academic year, the Economics Department sponsors a series of seminars. The seminar series provides a medium for faculty, researchers, representatives of funding agencies, and others to discuss pressing issues related to topics in Economics. These seminars are free of charge and all are welcome to attend.
All seminars take place from 3:30pm - 5:00pm in room 444 Fronczak unless otherwise posted.
Fri. Nov. 21, 2014
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Rochester
Topic to be announced...
Fri. Oct. 24, 2014
Dr. Perry Singleton
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University
"Health Information and the Timing of Social Security Entitlements"
Abstract: This study examines whether new health information, obtained through medical screening, affects entitlements to Social Security benefits. Random assignment of information is derived from a unique feature of the Continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The survey data are matched to administrative data from the Social Security Administration. The results suggest that new health information leads to entitlement delays, particularly among workers near the early retirement age.
http://www.perry-singleton.com/information_singleton_20140616.pdf (link to his paper)
Faculty - Our faculty have had a number of notable personal achievements in recent years in terms of publications in top economics journals, prestigious awards, and membership in national and international research organizations. Faculty research productivity is on the rise, and our faculty have been active in national and international conferences making presentations, organizing sessions, and chairing sessions. You are also invited to visit their personal websites to learn about these achievements and their growing visibility.
Graduates - Our graduate students participate in a number of educational and social activities which help build camaraderie among our students. Some of our PhD students are also recognized for teaching and research accomplishments.
Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology transfer, and Economic growth And Development (HEAD) - The Center of Excellence on the role of Human Capital in economic development has been recognized through a major faculty development award from the New York Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research [NYSTAR]. The Center also houses the editorial office of the new Journal of Human Capital, published by the University of Chicago Press. Please see this webpage for more journal details: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JHC/home.html