Category: BU

Congrats to BU faculty on prominent role at ASSA 2013!

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 […]

Wolfram site for Mathematica calculations and data

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 […]

Behavioral Economics: Toward a New Paradigm by Amitai Etzioni

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 […]

17-Month Extension of OPT for Econometrics etc.

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 […]

Congrats to BU’s 500+ Graduating Economists!

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!

Austin Frakt: TheIncidentalEconomist.com

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

Kotikoff is running for president!

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!