Date Title Description
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 graduate students and junior faculty alike. He also cited Professor Wolpin as a pioneer in the development of new empirical methods and theoretical models for the study of labor markets, investments in human capital, and social policy.

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."

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 research and teaching at Rice.