• 2024-03-29 - The Economics Department is proud to announce Sefan Dercon as the Spring 2024 David Kinley Lecturer. Dr. Dercon will present "Gambling on Development: Why Some Countries Win and Others Lose". The lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd from 4:00-5:00 pm in 120 Architecture Building, with a reception to follow. Stefan Dercon is a Professor of...
  • 2023-09-12 - This fall, we had 76 students begin their study in the MSPE Program. This class is represented by 11 different countries: Brazil, China, Indonesia, Korea, Liberia, Nigeria, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the USA. These students joined the 61 continuing students in the MSPE Program.
  • 2023-06-12 - In the last few days, Professor Borgschulte's paper "Air Pollution and the Labor Market: Evidence from Wildfire Smoke" has been covered by CNBC, CBS, NYTimes, and the Associated Press. This paper was co-authored with David Molitor (Gies College of Business, UIUC) and Eric Zou (Department of Economics,University of Oregon).
  • 2023-04-12 - The Economics Department is proud to announce Matthew Gentzkow as the Spring 2023 David Kinley Lecturer. Dr. Gentzkow will present "Social Media and Polarization". The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 20th from 3:00-4:45 pm in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall. Matthew Gentzkow is the Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy at Stanford University. ...
  • 2023-02-01 - The workshop "Causal Inference: Current Trends and the Future of Research" will be held on the 4th-5th of May 2023, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. The workshop is being organized by Marcelo C. Medeiros, ...
  • 2023-01-25 - The workshop "HDMetrics: Big Data, High-Dimensional Methods, and Machine Learning" will be held on the 21st-22nd of April 2023, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. The workshop is being organized by Marcelo C. Medeiros, ...
  • 2022-10-20 - Assistant Professor, Eliza Forsythe of the School of Labor & Employment Relations and Department of Economics will appear before the House of Lords of the United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 25th. Eliza will provide a testimony to the House of Lords regarding the labor market in the United States and how it compares to the labor market of the United Kingdom....
  • 2022-09-07 - This fall, we had 76 students begin their study in the MSPE Program. This class is represented by 12 different countries: Belarus, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, and the USA. These students joined the 68 continuing students in the MSPE Program.
  • 2021-09-23 - This fall, 86 new students entered the MSPE Program. This class is represented by 10 different countries (3 Brazil, 70 China, 1 Egypt, 1 Honduras, 2 India, 1 Indonesia, 2 Saudi Arabia, 1 South Korea, 1 Thailand, and 4 USA). These students joined the 45 continuing students in the MSPE Program.
  • 2020-10-13 - 51 new students entered the MSPE Program this fall. This new class hailed from 7 different countries around the world (41 China, 1 Egypt 2 Guatemala, 1 Indonesia, 1 Saudi Arabia, 1 South Korea, and 4 U.S.). These students joined the 73 continuing students in the program.
  • 2020-05-20 - We (Abdollah Farhoodi and Nazanin Khazra) are two PhD students in Economics that have been co-teaching the Applied Machine Learning in Economics course from Spring of 2019 to Spring of 2020. This course teaches students to work with fundamental ML models and to use these models in answering economic questions. The goals of this course are for students to leave with a great knowledge of coding,...
  • 2019-11-08 - 84 new students entered the MSPE Program this fall.
  • 2019-05-21 - Economics alumni family featured in article - The Thompson family has a long history with the Economics Department and the University of Illinois.
  • 2019-05-01 - Alumni Steven J. Thayer (B.A. Econ, 1988) will be the Department of Economics 2019 Convocation Ceremony guest speaker. Alumni joining Steven on the stage to greet students will be Gene Grass (B.A. Econ 1973) and Dr. John Stodden (MS Econ 1970, Econ PhD 1972).
  • 2019-04-30 - Isaac DiIanni, economics, holds the attention of up to 600 students in lectures by way of a “teaching as storytelling” technique, an approach that imparts a coherent structure to unfamiliar material and draws students willingly into the learning process. In his upper-level topics class on American economic history, DiIanni guides students through advanced material with more personal...