Strategic Business Professional Certificate Program Website Launched — Oct 03, 2012
The Strategic Business Certificate Program (SBP) is a collaboration between the Department of Economics and UCSB Extension. SBP is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in important business strategy areas; including accounting, business formation and law, finance, and the foundations of business strategy.
Research on Housing and Labor Markets is cited in The Economist — May 01, 2012
Peter Rupert (UCSB) and Etienne Wasmer's (Sciences Po in Paris) research on the housing and the labor markets was cited in the most recent issue of The Economist. The full article: "Housing and the labor market: Time to move and aggregate unemployment" was published in the Journal of Monetary Economics in January 2012.
Commencement 2012 — Apr 11, 2012
Undergraduate commencement ceremonies for all Economics majors are scheduled for Saturday, June 16th at 4:00pm. For detailed information on how to register for graduation please visit the Commencement 2012 website. Graduate commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, June 17, at 4:00 PM, on the Faculty Club Green. For detailed information on how to register for graduation please visit the Graduate Division Commencement website.
UCSB Economists to Examine the Effects of Year-Old NOAA West Coast ‘Catch Shares' Program — Apr 11, 2012
UC Santa Barbara resource economists Christopher Costello and Robert Deacon will be examining the ongoing effects of a fisheries management system implemented by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in January 2011. Their effort is funded as part of a $1 million West Coast Sea Grant social science initiative, funded by NOAA Sea Grant and its partners. For more details, see the official UCSB Press Release.
Web Searches Cut Unemployment Duration by 25% — Sep 30, 2011
Peter Kuhn and Hani Monsour's research on the effectiveness of the Internet on a job search was cited in the Wall Street Journal article Web Searches Cut Unemployment Duration by 25%.
Congratulations to Professor Finn Kydland on his Honorary Doctorate from the NHH — Sep 26, 2011
NHH Norwegian School of Economics has appointed ten new honorary doctors in connection with their 75th anniversary celebration. All the honorary doctors gathered on September 7, 2011 for a symposium at NHH. It is only the third time in NHH history that Honorary Doctorates were awarded, and this time it was done in the presence of the King of Norway. For more information about Professor Kydland’s award please see this article .
Stay Connected with the Department of Economics! — Aug 22, 2011
Stay connected with the Economics department through our Underergraduate and Graduate Facebook pages and reconnect with professors and alumni through our UC Santa Barbara Economics Alumni LinkedIn page.
Advertise your job or internship! — Aug 19, 2011
The department's Career Connection can help your company advertise your internship or full-time opening. For more information, clink on our blog and follow the directions on how to submit a post.
A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much — Jun 16, 2011
Philip Babock's working paper The Falling Time Costs of College, forthcoming in Review of Economics and Statistics, was cited twice on NYTimes.com in the past month. The first in an Op-ed piece called Your So Called Education and a second time in the article A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much.
Money CAN Buy You Happiness...If You're Making More Than Your Neighbors. — Jun 16, 2011
Peter Kuhn's research on the Effects of Lottery Prizes on Winners and Their Neighbors (forthcoming in the American Economic Review) was cited in the BuisnessInsider.com article Money CAN Buy You Happiness...If You're Making More Than Your Neighbors.