Our faculty conducts high quality research in such areas as international economics, applied microeconomics, econometrics, environmental economics, financial economics, and macroeconomics. Our faculty regularly presents research at top international conferences and publishes in top economics journals. Our current research is available online in our working paper series.
We hold a weekly seminar series, which has included speakers such as Ed Prescott and Karl Shell.
Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) Meeting
October 8-9, 2010
The Department of Economics, with support from the School of Business Administration, organized the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Impact Evaluation Network (IEN), which took place on Oct. 8 and 9 at the University of Miami campus. The IEN is a network of the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), and the meeting was co-sponsored by Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS) at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina), the Regional Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR), the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) at the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network.
The meeting consisted of two mornings of four lectures, two each day, by Guido Imbens, (Harvard University), on recent methodological developments in program evaluation. Imbens is one of the foremost experts in the world in this area, and in econometrics in general. In the two afternoons eight papers in the area of econometrics of program evaluation and policy interventions in developing countries were presented. The meeting attracted more than 120 participants from the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Further information on the meeting, including lecture notes and papers presented can be found here.
The objective of the program of studies in economics is to:
- Attract the "best and brightest" to our program.
- Staff the economics courses with talented, dedicated faculty.
- Provide curricula that give students the concepts, knowledge, and skills necessary to be successful in their chosen professions.
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- Provide an excellent economics foundation for non-economics graduates.
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