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Student-led NET a Success

April 19, 2018
The Undergraduate Economic Society (UES) successfully planned and produced the second annual Northwestern Economics Tournament (NET) on April 7, 2018. NET welcomed 16 high school teams from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to the Kellogg Global Hub to participate in a day filled with quiz bowls and lectures from our distinguished graduate students and faculty members.

Opinion piece on Matthew Notowidigdo’s NEJM paper: The truth about medical bankruptcies

April 10, 2018
The NEJM paper is part of a larger project, which the authors recently wrote up for the American Economic Review. That paper found that the size of the drop in income after an illness was about five times that of the resulting medical bills, suggesting that the financial strain is likely to be much more driven by income loss than health-care costs.

Faculty Spotlight: Cynthia Kinnan

March 1, 2018
Throughout her career, IPR economist Cynthia Kinnan has sought to bring scientific tools to the conversation about poverty in the developing world.

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award Goes to Robert Porter

February 20, 2018
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category goes, in this tenth edition, to Timothy Bresnahan, Ariel Pakes and Robert Porter for founding and shaping the field of empirical industrial organization, a branch of economics that has developed fundamental techniques to measure market power (understood as the ability of a firm to control prices in a given industry). “Motivated by important and policy-relevant questions in applied economics,” remarks the jury in its citation, “they developed methodologies that had a significant and long-lasting impact on subsequent work in industrial organization as well as other applied fields.”
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