Dr. Feldman's thoughts on higher education
The Federal Reserve has significantly tightened monetary policy over the past year, raising concerns that a higher unemployment rate will follow. Some economists have argued that because the job vacancy rate has been well above its prepandemic level, there is plenty of room for vacancies to fall before the unemployment rate must rise. This would allow the Fed to achieve a soft landing and avoid a recession. We argue that a soft landing is possible but less likely than previous studies have suggested. The theoretical arguments supporting a soft landing have relied on a set of common model parameters that is inconsistent with recent empirical estimates in the academic literature.
The Econ Club held an Alumni Event October 9th
Kevin Bloodworth and Justin Marquez-Talavera help Dr. Baldomero Quintana with research.
How Can the Digital Economy Benefit Everyone?
Mark Greer writes in Minding the Campus.
We are pleased to congratulate two of our colleagues for their recent promotions!
Welcome Dr. Valdes!
Are Ivy League and other “name-brand” schools worth the high sticker price?
Cody Taylor has been published in the Duke Equilibria
Professor Atwater discusses too many investor portfolios were one-way euphoria across asset classes
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!!
Professor Atwater discusses the effect of real-time in formation on consumers.
Professor Atwater discusses the effect of real-time information on consumers.
The Department of Economics is very pleased to announce that this year's winner of the Socionomics Institute $1000 Prize was Connor McLaren-Finelli, a student from Professor Peter Atwater’s ECON 150 course.
Professor Peter Atwater discusses the increasing trend towards extreme abstraction in today's markets.
David H. Feldman, Professor, Department of Economics and Author of “The Road Ahead for America’s Colleges and Universities” and “Why Does College Cost so Much?” discusses whether making community college tuition-free is likely to increase enrollment and graduation rates.
Sarah Stafford works on W&M team partnering with VIMS and the Elizabeth River Project to create interactive planning map
Professor Peter Atwater recently participated in a forum with Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Shiller, who was discussing his work on how the stories we share can affect markets and the overall economy.
Following a consultative and thorough process established earlier this year, William & Mary’s Board of Visitors voted Friday to rename two campus buildings and name one campus structure to honor trailblazing alumni who helped open the door for marginalized people at both the university and beyond.
W&M Assistant Professor of Economics Peter Savelyev led study showing that education increases health and longevity through healthier lifestyles, superior earnings and better work conditions.
Ariel BenYishay talks about the important work produced by AidData.
W&M economics Professor Nathaniel Throckmorton recently contributed to a study that examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s labor force.
W&M’s Ariel BenYishay contributes expertise in geospatial impact evaluation to a land titling paper recently published in the journal Nature Sustainability.
Peter Atwater, founder of Financial Insyghts and an adjunct professor of economics at William & Mary, says things are likely to begin to trend upward again.
Jane Cooley Fruehwirth '00 featured on Morning Edition with Shankar Vedantam
Each year, the Alumni Association honors five professors in the early stages of their careers who exemplify teaching excellence at William & Mary.