Department of Economics

Offering graduate and undergraduate programs in general economics, development economics, gender analysis in economics, financial economic policy, applied economics, and international economics.

Recent Achievements

Selected Publications 

Xuguang Simon Sheng (with Ezgi Ozturk), "Measuring Global and Country-specific Uncertainty, forthcoming in Journal of International Money and Finance.

Paul Sullivan (with Kamila Sommer), "Implications of US Tax Policy for House Prices, Rents, and Homeownership," American Economic Review, February 2018.

Natalia Radchenko (with Pierre-Andre Chiappori and Bernard Salanie), "Divorce and the duality of marital payoff". Review of Economics of the Household.

Bernhard Gunter (with A.F.M. Ataur Rahman), "Relationship Between Money Growth and Stock Prices in Bangladesh" Money and Macroeconomics: Selected Topics from Bangladesh, 2017.

Boris Gershman, "Long-Run Development and the New Cultural Economics." Demographic Change and Long-Run Development, 2017 .

Gabriel P. Mathy, "Hysteresis and Persistent Long-term Unemployment: The American Beveridge Curve of the Great Depression and World War II." Cliometrica, 2017.

Nicholas Kahn, Josh Gupta-Kagan, and Mary Eschelbach Hansen, "The Standard of Proof in the Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect" Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 14. June 2017.

Robert A. Blecker, "The US Economy Since the Crisis: Slow Recovery and Secular Stagnation," European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies:Intervention, 2016.

AU Economists in the News

Boris Gershman in Seeker
(01/08/2018) Labeling Women Witches Remains a Powerful Tool for Social Stigmatization

Boris Gershman in Bild
(12/26/2017) "Hexenjagd im 21. Jahrhundert"

Mary Hansen in Vox
(11/3/2017) "The Republican tax plan raises taxes on families who adopt children"

Gabriel Mathy in Equitablog
(9/19/2017) "Another Lesson From the 1930s for the Federal Reserve"

Mary Hansen in The Smithsonian
(5/30/2017) "The Restaurant Doodle That Launched a Political Movement"

Evan Kraft in The Hill
(2/18/17) "Yellen Rightly Defends Wall Street Reform Against House GOP Criticism"

Jon Wisman in E-International Relations
(01/04/2017), "Exploding Inequality is Killing Democracy"

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Achievements ·

CAS Students Complete American Economic Association Program

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Social Sciences ·

Witchcraft, Social Capital, and Progress

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Alum Drives Change in Haiti

I create vital innovative tools to boost growth and foster development.

After graduation, Marc Alain returned to Haiti, where he works as an operations analyst for the Inter-American Development Bank. He and his colleagues created Groupe ECHO, the first youth-led venture capital fund in Haiti. He also co-founded HFund, a closed-ended micro-venture capital firm. A Fulbright scholar, he teaches economics at College les Oliviers.