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10 March 2014: Drayton House renovation
The home of UCL Economics, has over last summer and autumn benefited from a £1 million renovation. This has produced first-class facilities for the Department including a new open space admin wing, new spaces for post-doctoral researchers, improved facilities for PhD students, and a newly refurbished wing on our 3rd floor which hosts academics and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration.
7 January 2014: Professor Richard Blundell receives knighthood in 2014
The UCL Department of Economics is delighted to report that Professor Richard Blundell has been included in the New Year's Honours list for 2014. He will receive a knighthood for services to Economics and Social Sciences.
6 December 2013: Record-breaking 19th ERC grant awarded to Mariacristina de Nardi
Mariacristina de Nardi has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for her project “Savings and Risks over the Lifecycle: Theory and Evidence”. This is the 19th ERC grant secured by a member of the Department of Economics, a record number for any Department in any field.
6 November 2013: Immigrants put 34% more into public finance than they take out
This positive contribution is particularly evident for UK immigrants from the European Economic Area (EEA – the European Union plus three small neighbours): they contributed about 34% more in taxes than they received in benefits over the period 2001-11. More...
2 October 2013: ERC Funding Success
Professors Richard Blundell and Jan Eeckhout have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants for research into microeconometrics of consumer behavior and labor supply, and labor market risk, respectively.
27 September 2013: Imran Rasul and Dan Rogger awarded Deutsche Bahn Prize
23 September 2013: Patrick Kehoe to join UCL Economics
5 August 2013: 2012-13 Senior Promotions
22 July 2013: Aureo de Paula awarded ERC Grant
20 June 2013: Annual UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards
20 June 2013: 12-13 PGTA Awards
15 May 2013: Andrew Chesher appointed as William Stanley Jevons Chair of Economics and Economic Measurement
14 May 2013: Fabien Postel-Vinay to join UCL Economics
7 May 2013: Eric French to join UCL Economics
22 April 2013: Antonio Cabrales to join UCL Economics
11 April 2013: UCL Festival of Arts, 7-17 May 2013
3 April 2013: Byron Fellowship
7 March 2013: Economics Department Hires Two New Academics
20 February 2013: Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers 10-13 April
12 February 2013: Pierre-Andre Chiappori to give the 2013 Gorman Lectures
16 January 2013: Imran Rasul awarded grant from Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) and IZA