In the World Happiness Report, there's a chapter devoted to the fall in American happiness - economist Jeffrey D. Sachs suggests that there are three main variables behind it. "America's subjective well-being is being systematically undermined by three interrelated epidemic diseases, notably obesity, substance abuse (especially opioid addiction), and depression)."
Economics Ph.D. Student Andrew Olenski Co-Authored New Study on Link Between Achy Joints and Rainy Weather
Economics Ph.D. student Andrew Olenski co-authored a paper published in the British Medical Journal about the non-existent relationship between rainy weather and achy joints.
Economist David Weinstein was interviewed on NPR's Planet Money program where he offered expertise regarding the current state of Japanese bonds
Economist Jeffrey Sachs spoke to NPR on a piece regarding the US' ranking in an index of global happiness.
Professor Verhoogen will study the relationship between unionization and technology adoption in U.S. manufacturing.
Economist Edmund Phelps published an op-ed in Project Syndicate on "The American Dream", examining historic indicators of domestic economic productivity as compared to similar industrialized nations.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs was a speaker at the World Sustainable Development Summit in Delhi, where he spoke out against air pollution in the host city.
The winners of the Columbia Economics Competition for 2018 were announced recently. Kirk Wu (CC’21), Derek Zhang (CC’21), and Makena Binker-Cosen (CC’21) were awarded for presenting the best economic analyses of income distribution in the United States. The winning team’s paper will be published as part of the Columbia Economic Review’s
Economist Andrea Prat defines the power of a media organization as its ability to induce voters to make electoral decisions they would not make if reporting were unbiased.
Marina Halac, the David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business and Economics at Columbia Business School, was recently awarded the Elaine Bennett Research Prize. Conferred every other year by the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize recognizes, supports,