WELCOME NEW FACULTY 2018-2019
We extend a warm welcome to new faculty joining the Department in AY 2018-2019. Joining the ranks of our faculty are Joshua Chan, Bettina Klose, Seunghoon Na, Tim Moore.
Joshua Chan joins Purdue from University of Technology Sydney where he was Professor in Economics. He received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Queensland. His research focuses on building new high-dimensional time-series models and developing efficient model comparison methods. His favorite applications of these models include trend inflation and output gap estimation. He will be teaching a new course called Statistical & Machine Learning.
Bettina Klose returns to Purdue from the University of Technology Sydney, where she was a Chancellor's Research Fellow and Lecturer. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University in 2010. Bettina's research interest is Market Design with a focus on Contest Theory. She is also interested in Experimental Economics as well as applications in Industrial Organization and Political Economy.
Tim Moore recently moved from Australia to join Purdue as an Associate Professor. He was previously worked at the University of Melbourne and George Washington University, and prior to that completed a PhD in Economics at the University of Maryland. Tim’s research interests include disability insurance and its effect on recipients' health and labor force participation, policy issues related to illicit drug use, and the relationship between income, economic activity and health.
PURDUE ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT HOSTS MIDWEST MACRO MEETINGS
The Economics department hosted the Spring 2016 Midwest Macro Meetings on May 20-22, 2016. This semiannual conference rotates among universities in the Midwest and features scholars from around the world. This year’s program included 114 papers and plenary talks by Sergio Rebelo (Northwestern) and Randy Wright (Wisconsin-Madison). The weather was outstanding and the event was an overwhelming success. With events taking place in Rawls Hall, Krannert Hall, Stewart Center, and a banquet in the South Ballroom of the Memorial Union, the hospitality of our faculty and the beauty of our campus was on full display. We want to especially acknowledge the many graduate students who volunteered a total of 200 person-hours to make the conference a success. The organizing committee consisted of Matt Hoelle, Cathy Zhang, Soojin Kim, and Trevor Gallen. Both Jerry Lynch and David Hummels were a plenary talk host. And finally, Brenda Allie worked tirelessly as administrative coordinator.
PURDUE ECON TEAM PLACES FIRST IN RAGNAR
A running team comprised of Economics members, spouses, and friends completed a 200-mile Ragnar relay race. The team ran from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago in 25 hours and 34 minutes. The team placed first in the Mixed Corporate/Public Service Division. The members of the 12-person team took turns carrying the relay slap bracelet with each teammate running three times for total distances varying from 14 to 20 miles. The six Economics faculty members on the team (including their Ragnar nicknames) were Tim "Mr. T" Cason, Brian "Too 5" Roberson, Sandra "Maxi" Maximiano, Julian "Juro" Romero, Matt "Kaiser" Hoelle, and Yaroslav "Yari" Rosokha.
According to team members, "Ragnar brings a strong sense of camaraderie, teamwork, and friendship. We start together and finish together with a big smile and a huge happy feeling. Our victory also brought a great sense of accomplishment!"