Two of the Department of Economics finest teachers were recognized

Two of the Department of Economics finest teachers were recognized for their “Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education” by SAS Executive Dean Peter March and the SAS Office of Undergraduate Education. Professor John Landon-Lane was recognized for his teaching, mentoring, designing curriculum, and leading the undergraduate program in Economics.  His classroom efforts are first-rate: he enjoys exceptional student ratings in the classroom.  One comment nicely captures the sentiments expressed by many other undergraduates: “Professor Landon-Lane cares deeply about his students understanding the material.” Landon-Lane extended his mastery of the material and took it upon himself to redesign the curriculum for the mandatory Econometrics course.  Professor Landon-Lane devoted himself to...

Zhifeng Cai joins the Economics Department faculty

The department is excited to welcome Zhifeng Cai as a new assistant professor in Fall 2017. He is a macroeconomist whose research focuses on the role of financial frictions in shaping aggregate fluctuations. His current work studies how a persistent slump in real-estate prices could contribute to a secular stagnation such as that observed after the 2008 financial crisis. Another line of his research investigates the implications of rising income inequality on college tuition. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota.

Diego Anzoategui joins the Economics Department faculty

The department is excited to welcome Diego Anzoategui who joins us as an assistant professor in Fall 2017. He holds a B.A. from Universidad de Buenos Aires, a Master's from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a Ph.D. from New York University. He applies macroeconomic models to understanding financial and fiscal crises and their short and long run consequences. He also studies how and why economies grow in the long run.

Rosanne Altshuler leads the National Tax Association

Professor Rosanne Altshuler is currently the President of the National Tax Association. The National Tax Association is the preeminent organization for scholars and professionals dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of public finance, including public taxing, spending and borrowing.

Roger Klein wins the Rutgers Scholar-Teacher Award

Roger Klein received the 2017 Rutgers Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award. The award honors Rutgers faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in research and teaching and bring together scholarly and classroom activities. Roger was honored in recognition of his pioneering research in econometrics and his exceptional ability to teach state-of-the-art econometric techniques. He helps students see the value of econometrics in analyzing real world data and addressing timely economic questions.

Professor Joe Hughes made a Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center

Rutgers University economist and banking expert Joe Hughes has been made a Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. The Center sponsors research on financial institutions and their role in financial markets, hosts conferences, and publishes an influential working paper series. Professor Hughes is a well known expert on measuring scale economies and was recently a panelist at the Symposium on Ending Too Big to Fail at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, New York, and Philadelphia.

Roberto Chang on the impact of low interest rates on emerging markets

The AEA interviewed select poster presenters at the 2017 ASSA conference in Chicago to discuss their research and the broader implications of their work.   Rutgers economist Roberto was one of the handful of presenters interviewed to share insights from their reseach.  In this video Roberto discusses what has happened with global interest rates since the Great Recession and how that has affected demand for bonds and bank loans in emerging markets.

Former doctoral student Ilhom Abdulloev

Former doctoral student Ilhom Abdulloev has been appointed Executive Director of the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan. Ilhom joined the Open Society Foundations in 2002 as coordinator of economic and business development in Tajikistan. Chair of the supervisory board of the microcredit and deposit organization Humo, Ilhom is also an academic researcher studying the effects of migration on the economic lives of people who remain in migrants' source countries. He is a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany; a consultant on jobs, migration, and skills for the World Bank; and a collaborating researcher on remittances and household finances for the Japan International Cooperation Agency. With the support of an Open Society...

Professor Eugene White and two of his ARESTY research assistants, Kruttika Raman and Tracy Ryan

Professor Eugene White and two of his ARESTY research assistants, Kruttika Raman and Tracy Ryan, at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 29, 2016. In addition, Yosef Baruh participated in the research. The students' poster, "Tailoring One-Size-Fits-All Monetary Policy" explains their research project that explored the Federal Reserve's decentralized monetary policy in the early 1920s. The Rutgers ARESTY Research Center promotes undergraduate engagement in research. For further information on undergraduate research opportunities, see

Cambridge Univ. Press has published Eugene White and Jonas Scherner's book

Cambridge University Press has published Eugene White and Jonas Scherner's book Paying For Hitler's War. During World War II, German occupied much of continental Europe. The economics of the unprecedented transfer of resources has received surprisingly little attention. The book pulls together case studies of the postwar years of twelve nations spanning the European continent in a comparative framework.