I invite you to join me in celebrating our Class of 2013 Department of Economics graduates. This past weekend, Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences Department of Economics awarded degrees to 21 PhD students 257 MA students of all kinds (MA, MAPE, MAEP, MAGDE MA/MBA, BA/MA) 292 BA students Congratulations to all 570 degree [...]
Partly just to keep track of them for my BU annual report, I thought I would start a post of my press interviews and quotes. Popeye’s President Unconcerned About Obamacare, Says Health Insurance ‘Just Not Affordable’ Huffington Post. March 28th, 2013 Tax-based aid needs reform, report suggests. The Daily Free Press. Boston University. Feb 27, [...]
Journal of Economic Literature, December 2012 Two great articles. Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market: Theory and Empirics Kevin Lang and Jee-Yeon K. Lehmann We review theories of race discrimination in the labor market. Taste-based models can generate wage and unemployment duration differentials when combined with either random or directed search even when strong prejudice [...]
Graduates from Boston University were ranked 17th most employable in the world and 7th most employable in the US by the 2012 Global Employability Survey, published by the New York Times and International Herald Tribune. It was discussed in BU Today on November 1, 2012. Here is the results in table form from the NY [...]
Top 25 Economics Web sites http://topsitesblog.com/economics-websites/ This list is interesting to browse, or to select a few to include on your own web site. Interesting that the BU Blog the Incidental Economist made it to #6. Here is the direct link. 6. The Incidental Economist is a blog focused on economics, U.S. health policy, politics, [...]
I just received and have scanned through Lisa Iezzoni’s fourth book (as editor and major contributor) entitled Risk Adjustment for Measuring Health Care Outcomes (Fourth Edition), Lisa I Iezzoni (ed) (2013) Even though Lisa is a physician, not an economist or statistician, this book provides an excellent overview of risk adjustment (population-based), and severity or [...]
My presidential address to the American Society of Health Economists is now available to download and scheduled for publication in the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. Here is the link. Five questions for health economists Randall P. Ellis Online First™, 3 September 2012 Here is the direct link to the pdf file. [...]
Congratulations! BU faculty, graduate students and alumni appear prominently in the program of the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) meetings (aka the AEA meetings), scheduled to be held in San Diego January 4-6, 2013. Altogether their names appear as presenters, authors, chairs or discussants at least 73 times. Seventeen different economics faculty are listed as [...]
This is from an 2010 BUHealth post, but I am reposting it now since the alpha site is still live and useful. I thank BU alum Veronica Vargas for sending me the following link to a Wolfram alpha web site. It can be a waste of time, but it also can provide scientific, numeric, and [...]
I happened upon an interesting article in the American Behavioral Scientist which gave me new insights. I recommend it highly to you. Behavioral Economics: Toward a New Paradigm by Amitai Etzioni (George Washington University) http://icps.gwu.edu/files/2011/09/Beh-Ec-New-Paradigm.pdf American Behavioral Scientist 55(8) 1099–1119 Abstract This article discusses the challenges behavioral economics poses for neoclassical economics and the ways [...]
UPDATE: On May 11, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security added several fields of study to the list of CIP codes that now qualify for the 17-month extension of initial 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The new list of majors – and their corresponding CIP codes – that qualify for the extension [...]
At the graduating ceremony this past weekend there were 15 PhD students, 245 MA/MAEP/MADE/MAPE degree candidates and 257 Bachelor of Arts degree recipients, a substantial increase over past years. In 1995 there were 15 PhD , 37 MA and 172 BA students! Well done!
My colleague Austin Frakt, who also uses WordPress, has a terrific blog with a significant focus on health economics. Visit it at: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/ _____________________________ Austin Frakt, PhD Boston University School of Public Health Health Economist Blog: TheIncidentalEconomist.com Twitter: @afrakt
Our own BU Economics professor Larry Kolikoff is running for president. http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/05/news/economy/laurence_kotlikoff_2012/ Here is his announcement. http://kotlikoff2012.org/ He is proposing to run in the American’s Elect party. http://www.americanselect.org/ Good luck Larry!