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Winter 2021 Newsletter

Letter from the chair

larry168x210The year since I last wrote to you as members of the Northwestern Economics community has indeed been an eventful one. Civil unrest, pandemic, and political turmoil have all been part of our daily lives. As I'm writing this, rioters have stormed the U.S. Capitol and are battling police in the building's rotunda. With all this going on around us, it might seem trivial to some for me to report on developments in our Department. But I disagree with that perspective -- I believe that our work has, if anything, taken on even greater urgency in the current context.


Joseph Ferrie

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The department hosted many virtual events for our alumni over the past year including The Economic Impact of COVID-19 with Matthias Doepke & Martin Eichenbaum and Game Theory and Decision-Making: "Ruth, Anthony and Clarence" with Jeff Ely. For those unable to join us live, please enjoy the recordings.

We are excited to host more virtual events in 2021! Ivan Canay will discuss his new paper, "On the Use of Outcome Tests for Detecting Bias in Decision Making" on Tuesday, February 9 at Noon CT. RSVP today!  We will also have a talk on environmental economics, led by Seema Jayachandran and Mar Reguant, coming in Spring 2021. If you have any ideas or would like to participate in a future event, please contact Christy Anderson.

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Please nominate someone or fill out this form to be highlighted on our Alumni Spotlights page.  

Finally, if you are interested in speaking to our students about your career (any field) or being featured in our newsletter, please reach out to Christy Anderson.