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Rice Economics PhD Andre Barbe named to Council of Economic Advisers
Andre Barbe, who earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Rice in 2014, has recently been appointed to President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers. The Council, which was established in 1946, is
Foundation names James Brown a Piper Professor

Economics Professor James Brown, who last month received Rice’s George R. Brown Certificate of Highest Merit in recognition of unsurpassed teaching, has also been honored for superior teaching by

Summer Math and Stat Camps
This summer, the economics department will once again be offering its popular online math and stat camp courses to the general public. This is the fifth time that the online math camp will be
Professor James Brown Reflects on Unsurpassed Teaching and Learning

As the recipient of last year’s George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching – Rice University’s highest teaching award, James Brown reflected on “unsurpassed” teaching and learning when he

MEECON students won first place in National Petro Challenge More
MEECON students won first-place in Rice Petro Challenge
Drill Baby, Drill!
That was the name of the winning team from our annual PetroChallenge event at Rice University in Houston which took place over the weekend. It was a
Ph.D. student Natalie Hinchey wins Dennis J. O'Brien USAEE Best Student Paper Award

USAEE/IAEE student members may compete for a Student Paper Award at the yearly USAEE/IAEE North American Conference. The author of the best paper receives the Dennis J. O'Brien USAEE Best Student

GEA Trivia Night

On October 13th, the Graduate Economics Association (GEA) hosted their annual Trivia Night at Dore Commons. The event provided students the opportunity to mingle over dinner and drinks, before a round of economic, Rice and Houston themed trivia.

Online Math Camp
This fall, the economics department will offer its popular online math and stat camp courses to the general public. This is the fourth time that the online math camp will be offered, and the
RISE Day 2017

On April 25, 2017 we held our second annual RISE Day Award Luncheon. RISE Day recognizes outstanding achievements by economics undergraduate and graduate students and exemplary teaching by economics faculty.

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.

Graduate Student Nick Frazier wins Heinz König Award
Nick Frazier, a 5th year graduate student, is the co-recipient of the Heinz König Young Scholar Award from the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The award honors his work on
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.

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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