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July 11, 2023

Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Public Policy Conference

The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on “Labor Market Dynamics: Drivers and Consequences.”

May 26, 2023

Stanley Engerman, at the forefront of modern economic history, remembered

In a Rochester career spanning more than 50 years, the economist developed an international reputation for his work on the economic impact of institutions, most notably through his study of slavery.

February 28, 2023

Women's Leadership Award winners and ceremony

We are delighted to announce that Linda Tesar ’91 (PhD), a professor of economics at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the University of Rochester's Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award. Linda has made important contributions to international macroeconomics and public policy.

February 10, 2023

Alumnus Brian Daboll named NFL Coach of the Year

Brian Daboll ’97 was selected the National Football League’s Coach of the Year by the Associated Press after leading the New York Giants to the playoffs in his first season. 

October 14, 2022

Ronald Jones remembered for landmark work in international economics

The professor emeritus helped establish the University’s PhD program in economics.

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Rochester’s economics PhD program—in existence since the 1950s—was created in part by Lionel McKenzie, one of the leading economists of the time.

President Ronald Reagan walking with Premier Zhao Ziyang outside the White House.

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The Economist: Rochester research points to trade war lessons from Reagan era

A new paper by economics professor George Alessandria and co-authors suggests the way Chinese exporters responded to President Ronald Reagan may inform future trade policy.

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