09/13/2018 - Professor Richard Clarida - recently confirmed Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve - will be visiting the Illinois campus at Urbana-Champaign on October 12, 2018 to accept an Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where he is an alumnus from the Economics Department.
09/07/2018 - Economics Department has two alumni with a connection to Mr. Obama: Mr. Jesse Ruiz (Econ ’88) and Mr. Billy Dec.
09/07/2018 - Congratulations to Professor Marieke Kleemans whose recent research on 'Rural-Urban Wage Gaps' was featured on VoxDev...
09/07/2018 - The roster of revolutionary CS + X degrees is growing by four this fall with the additions of bachelor’s degrees in CS + Advertising, CS + Economics, CS + Geography & Geographic Information Science, and CS + Philosophy.
08/29/2018 - The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Columbia University economist Richard Clarida to become Federal Reserve vice chairman, filling a top leadership position ahead of the central bank’s September policy meeting. President Donald Trump tapped Mr. Clarida in April to serve as No. 2 to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, whom Mr. Trump nominated last year.
08/29/2018 - Software AG today announced the immediate appointment of Raj Datta as President of Software AG North America Inc. Raj Datta takes the helm to further accelerate Software AG's technology leadership and market share in the United States and Canada.
08/09/2018 - 76 new students entered the MSPE Program.
08/09/2018 - Steven Thayer (ECON '88), received the 2018 Chicago Illini of the Year Award at a dinner in Chicago. Thayer is a founding partner of the Chicago-based law firm Handler Thayer, and serves as chairman of the Commercial Practice Group, which focuses on real estate, sports, entertainment, and corporate and business law.
08/09/2018 - The STEM designation allows MSPE graduates, who participate in Optional Practical Training (OPT) with an employer in the United States, to file a request for a two-year extension to the normal one year of OPT.
07/24/2018 - José Cantero Sienra (MSPE '00), Economist,
06/26/2018 - The Department is pleased to announce the annual Morris and Sally Kleiner Labor Economics Prize, funded by a generous donation by Morris M. Kleiner (Ph.D. Economics, M.A.
07/11/2017 - The research on stock volatility of Gustavo Cortes, an Econ doctoral candidate, has been covered in this recent