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Economist Jeffrey D. Sachs Suggests Three Variables Causing the Decline in American Happiness

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)."
Jeffrey Sachs

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.
Andrew Olenski

David Weinstein Interviewed on NPR’s Planet Money Program Regarding Japanese Bonds

Economist David Weinstein was interviewed on NPR's Planet Money program where he offered expertise regarding the current state of Japanese bonds
David Weinstein

Jeffrey Sachs Contributed to an NPR Feature on the US’ Place in the “World Happiness Report”

Economist Jeffrey Sachs spoke to NPR on a piece regarding the US' ranking in an index of global happiness.
Jeffrey Sachs

Eric Verhoogen Named Among Russell Sage Visiting Scholars for 2018-2019

Professor Verhoogen will study the relationship between unionization and technology adoption in U.S. manufacturing.
Eric Verhoogen

Edmund Phelps Published an Op-ed Discussing the Economic Underpinnings of “The American Dream”

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.
Edmund Phelps

Jeffrey Sachs was a Featured Speaker at the World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi

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.
Jeffrey Sachs

Columbia Economics Competition Winner Announced

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
Winners of the Columbia Economics Competition for 2018: Kirk Wu (CC’21), Derek Zhang (CC’21), and Makena Binker-Cosen (CC’21) awarded for presenting the best economic analyses of income distribution in the United States. 

Andrea Prat published an article on media power in the Journal of Political Economy

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.
Andrea Prat

Professor Marina Halac Awarded Elaine Bennett Research Prize

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,
Marina Halac
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Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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