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04/20/2017
Professor James Brown wins Rice's top teaching prize

Dr. James Brown will receive Rice's highest teaching award, the George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching, which is decided by votes from Rice alumni. 

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09/05/2016
New Online Math Camp

The Economics department will now offer our Mathematics Camp for Economists to the general public starting this Fall, October 24th to November 18th.

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04/08/2016
Thresher: Economics department sees benefits of recent overhaul

Students have responded positively to an effort to revamp the economics department more than a year in the making, according to Sawyer Knight, a student on the Economics Student Advisory Board.

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10/04/2015
In memoriam: President Emeritus Malcolm Gillis

Malcolm Gillis, the sixth president of Rice University, died Oct. 4 at age 74.

A University Professor, the Ervin Kenneth Zingler Professor of Economics and a professor of management, Gillis

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07/27/2015
New Master in Energy Economics at Rice

The new professional master's degree is a 12-month, 40-credit-hour program designed to offer students graduate-level education.

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06/30/2015
Economics on the RISE: Undergraduate program jumps to No. 14 in College Factual rankings

Rice University's undergraduate major in economics is ranked No. 14 in the country, according to the June 2015 College Factual rankings of U.S. undergraduate degree programs. The

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02/11/2015
Economics' New Course

Antonio Merlo hits the ground running with expanding and improving the economics depatment. "I don't think it's just about building an economics department; it's about making presence of economics

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12/19/2014
Peter Hartley answers questions about falling oil prices

Peter Hartley, professor of economics, comments on falling oil prices including thoughts on consumer spending and the impact on the U.S. economy. 

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11/03/2014
Zodrow comments on a recent Supreme Court Ruling

George Zodrow comments on the tax implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling that states eligibility for the U.S. foreign tax credit (FTC) should be governed by the economic substance of the

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10/27/2014
Interview with George Zodrow on state tax policy

George Zodrow, the Cline Professor of Economics at Rice University, is interviewed in State Tax Notes, providing expert insight on state tax policies including thoughts on the looming tax relief

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09/26/2014
Flávio Cunha Wins 2014 Frisch Medal

The Frisch Medal is awarded by the Econometric Society every two years to an article (empirical or theoretical) published in Econometrica during the past five years. The 2014 award

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09/25/2014
Vivian Ho Comments on Continuing Implementation of ACA

Professor Ho cited research on the importance of cost to households and the implications of rising fines for the uninsured in the second year of the ACA Marketplace. Her findings are the most

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09/17/2014
Kenneth Medlock III Weighs in on the Oil Export Ban

Rice economist Kenneth Medlock III features in an article by the Houston Chronicle warning about the lag of political action in response to a growing discrepancy between domestic and foriegn oil

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08/18/2014
Leading Labor Economist, Kenneth Wolpin, Joins Faculty

Economics Department Chair, Antonio Merlo, listed Professor Wolpin as not only one of the most influential scholars in labor economics and empirical microeconomics but an extraordinary mentor of

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08/06/2014
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

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08/01/2014
Renowned Economist Antonio Merlo Named Chair of Department of Economics

Renowned economist Antonio Merlo will become chair of Rice University's Department of Economics July 1 and also director of the Rice Economics Initiative, a new multiyear plan to enhance economics

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07/10/2014
Vivian Ho Releases New Findings about ACA in Texas

Vivian Ho, a chair in health economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics at Rice, and co-author, Elena Marks, have published new research about the Affordable

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11/01/2013
George Zodrow publishes “Critical Issues in Taxation and Development”

George Zodrow, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics, recently published a new new book exploring the challenges faced by developing countries when they try to raise tax revenue to

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