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  • For the second year running, a team of AU economics students won the rigorous district Fed Challenge.

    Students Win
    Fed Challenge

    For the second year running, a team of AU economics
    students won the rigorous district Fed Challenge.

  • International Economics MA

    Economics MA

    Innovative new joint CAS-SIS program
    offers fast-track to specialization.

  • Rising Treatment Costs Drive Health Care Spending

    Treatment Costs Drive Health Spending

    New comprehensive study also reveals increased
    disease cases have modest impact on spending growth.

  • Fasules NSF

    Econ Grad Student
    Wins NSF Funding

    PhD candidate Megan Fasules gets NSF grant to study
    the connection between bankruptcy and Medicare.

  • Getting to the Core of Bankruptcy

    Getting to the
    Core of Bankruptcy

    Mary Hansen’s efforts to preserve court
    records have policy and academic uses.



Boris Gershman Boris Gershman, "The Economic Origins of the Evil Eye Belief" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, February 2015

Boris Gershman (with Quamrul Ashraf and Peter Howitt) "How Inflation Affects Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Investigation," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Forthcoming 2015

Boris Gershman "The Two Sides of Envy," Journal of Economic Growth, December 2014

Jon WismanJon D. Wisman (with AU Alum Aaron Pacitti) "Ending the Unemployment Crisis with Guaranteed Employment and Retraining," Journal of Economic Issues, September 2014

Jon D. Wisman "The Financial Crisis of 1929 Reexamined: The Role of Soaring Inequality" Review of Political Economy, Summer 2014

Thomas Husted Thomas Husted (with Lawrence Kenny) "The Political Economy of Education Finance: The Case of Texas," Journal of Education Finance, Summer 2014

Mary HansenMary E. Hansen (with Bradley Hansen), “The Evolution of Garnishment and Wage Assignment Law in Illinois, 1880-1930.Essays in Economic & Business History, May 2014.

Mary E. Hansen (with Ashley Provencher and Josh Gupta-Kagan), "The Standard of Proof at Adjudication of Abuse or Neglect: Its Influence on Case Outcomes at Key Junctures" Social Work and Social Sciences Review, October 2014.

Martha StarrMartha A. Starr, "Gender, added-worker effects, and the 2007–2009 recession: Looking within the household," Review of Economics of the Household, Forthcoming 2014.

Martha A. Starr, "Qualitative and mixed-methods research in economics: Surprising growth, promising future," Journal of Economic Surveys, Forthcoming 2014.


Mary Hansen in The Los Angeles Times (1/15/15), "Obama Pushes Paid Sick/Family Leave for Workers"

Boris Gershman in The Boston Globe (1/4/15), "The Case for the Evil Eye"

Mary Hansen in CNN (11/4/14) "Is Child Poverty Inevitable?"

Gabriel Mathy in the National Journal (10/17/14) "What Would an Ebola Travel Ban Actually Look Like?"

Robert Blecker in the Baltimore Sun (10/3/14) "Trade Deals Worsen Immigration Pressures"

Jon Wisman in the Huffington Post (9/24/14) "Exploding Inequality is Threatening Our Democracy"

Mary Hansen's research on "The Value of Adoption" is featured on the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives' website, and contributed to the passage of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act by the House and Senate.


Register for the Infometrics Conference, Fall 2014: Recent Innovations in Info-Metrics

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