Professor Randall Filer awarded medal from the Czech Economic Society

Randall K Filer, Professor of Economics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (and a Visiting Professor at CERGE-EI as well as a member of its Executive and Supervisory Committee) received the Czech Economic Society’s Medallion for “Long-Term Contribution to the Development of Czech Economic Science” in November…

Professor Sangeeta Pratap wins the Banamex Prize, Mexico’s most distinguished award for Economics.

Professor Sangeeta Pratap of the Economics Department has been awarded the Banamex Prize, Mexico’s most distinguished award for Economics. Established in 1951, this annual prize, administered by the Banco Nacional de Mexico, a leading commercial bank recognizes research that relates to the analysis and solution of economic problems in Mexico. Professor Pratap’s work “Credit, Misallocation…

Economics student Carmen Vargas featured in Bloomberg News

Hunter College M.A. Economics student Carmen Vargas was featured in a BloombergView article by Cass R. Sunstein for her research on the effects of calorie labeling. Click here to read the article, “Calorie Counts Really Do Fight Obesity.” See the NBER working paper by Carmen Vargas and Hunter Professor Partha Deb, “Who Benefits from Calorie Labeling?…

Wei Yu joins the department of Economics

Wei Yu joins the accounting program in the department of economics. Dr. Yu earned her doctorate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and has previously taught at University of Tennessee and Lehigh University. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Yu worked for KPMG as an auditor.

Jessica Van Parys joins the department of Economics

Jessica Van Parys is a new assistant professor of economics.  Dr. Van Parys specializes in healthcare and public policy research.  She will be spending the 2015-16 academic year as a post-doctoral researcher at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and will begin teaching at Hunter in the fall of 2016.  Dr. Van…