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Economics Welcomes New Assistant Professor

Laurent Mathevet, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

Thu, Nov 20, 2008


Job Market Candidates for 2009

The Department of Economics has prepared a list of current departmental job market candidates.

Wed, Oct 29, 2008


Join hundreds of UT Longhorns in the 2008 Aids Walk Austin

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fri, Sep 19, 2008

Join hundreds of UT Longhorns in the 2008 Aids Walk Austin on Sunday, October 19, 2008. AIDS Walk Austin is a fundraiser produced by AIDS Services of Austin. The AIDS Walk benefits ASA and over ten other outstanding HIV/AIDS organizations providing support and direct care services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Central Texas.


UT Economics Fall Conferences

Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program-Duke/Northwestern/UT Austin IO Theory Conference, December 6-7, 2008

Fri, Sep 19, 2008

Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program-Duke/Northwestern/UT Austin IO Theory Conference will be held at the University of Texas Campus on December 6-7, 2008.


2008-2009 Academic Calendars

At a Glance

Fri, Sep 19, 2008


Marcin Peski joins UT Economics

New Faculty Member 2008-2009 and Recipient of the Harrington Faculty Fellowship

Fri, Sep 19, 2008

Marcin Peski received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2005, and began as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. He recently a visiting fellow at Princeton University. Peski is interested in game theory and statistical learning theory. His recent inquiry into the theory of categorization and the structure of language addresses both foundational issues in dynamic game theory as well as recent issues in bounded rationality. The University of Texas at Austin is delighted that Dr. Peski has joined the Economics Faculty.


Economic Development Leads to Equal Work Load Between Sexes, Research Shows

Study dispells myth that women work more than men

Tue, Jun 24, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas -April 23, 2007- Men and women in rich countries, including the United States, work equal amounts of time unlike those who live in poor countries, according to an international economics study.

"We found citizens in countries with higher incomes experience an even distribution of work across gender," said Daniel Hamermesh, co-author of the study and the Edward Everett Hale Centennial Professor in Economics at The University of Texas at Austin.


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Fri, Jun 6, 2008

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Economics Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 17, 2008, Gregory Gym, 9:00 a.m.

Thu, May 1, 2008

Richard B. Worley, managing director of Permit Capital Group LLC, to speak at Economics commencement ceremony.


New Faculty Member Marcin Peski awarded Harrington Faculty Fellowship

2008-2009 Academic Year

Sun, Mar 2, 2008

The Department of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that Dr. Marcin Peski has been awarded the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship for academic year 2008-2009.

This is the second time a UT Economics Faculty member has received a Harrington Fellowship since 2001. Dr. Beatrix Paal was awarded a Harrington Fellow in 2001.


Salam Fayyad (Palestinian Prime Minister) visits the UT Campus

UT Economics Alumnus gives public talk at the LBJ School

Thu, Feb 7, 2008

UT Economics Alumnus and current Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad spoke of the future of Israel and Palestine at the LBJ Library Thursday, February 7, 2008.


Monday, January, 21, 2008 MLK Holiday

UT CLOSED

Mon, Jan 14, 2008

The 15th annual community march celebrating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the national holiday in his honor will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 21 at the King statue on The University of Texas at Austin's East Mall.

After a short program, the march will proceed to the Capitol, followed by a cultural festival at Huston-Tillotson University that will last until 3 p.m. The Hon. Wilhelmina Delco, former speaker pro tem of the Texas House of Representatives, and State Rep. Dawnna Dukes will be grand marshals for the march.

Parking will be available at The University of Texas at Austin's UFCU Disch-Falk Field, the state parking garage at 12th and San Jacinto streets and the Holy Cross Catholic Church parking area at 1610 11th St. Free and continuous bus shuttle service will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. among these three locations.

In previous years, the march has drawn up to 15,000 people, according to the Austin Area Heritage Council,


Annual Texas Econometrics Camp XIII

February 16-17, 2008

Tue, Jan 1, 2008