We added one new faculty member who joined us in September 2014: Kyung Park. Kyung finished his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2014, and brought his area of research to the classroom in a new 300-level course entitled “The Economics of Law, Policy, and Inequality.” He also added his talents to the core curriculum teaching both Intermediate Micro and Econometrics.
The Economics Department also offered two high profile events for the College community. We hosted the 22nd Goldman Lecture, which allows the Department to bring in a prominent speaker each Fall, thanks to the generous support of Professor Marshall Goldman and his family. This year, the Goldman Lecture was given by Professor Angus Deaton, of Princeton University, discussing the themes in his book The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. A second event, the Calderwood Lecture, was held in the Spring thanks to a generous gift from Stanford Calderwood. Professor Anne Case, also of Princeton University, discussed her research in remarks entitled “The Economic Causes and Consequences of AIDS in Africa.”