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The Department of Economics specializes in microeconomic theory, macroeconomics, applied economics, and econometrics.


One of the nation’s leading labor economists joins Rice

Kenneth Wolpin, widely recognized as one of the nation's pre-eminent labor economists, has joined Rice University's Economics Department.

Faculty ‘dream team’ joins Rice Economics Initiative

Three rising stars in the field of economics – Flavio Cunha, Hülya Eraslan and Xun Tang – joined the Department of Economics July 1 as part of the Rice Economics Initiative, a multiyear plan to enhance research and teaching in economics at Rice University.

Rice busy on Capitol Hill

In a span of less than two weeks, Rice's James Tour, Neal Lane, John Diamond and Charles McConnell testified before separate congressional committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. At the same time, 25 Rice students were finishing summer internships on the Hill.

Cost kept Texans from enrolling in Affordable Care Act health insurance

Half of Texans who are eligible for premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and who looked for health plans in the ACA's Health Insurance Marketplace said cost was the main reason they didn’t enroll in a plan. That’s just one of the findings in a report released July 8 by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation.

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