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College Fed Challenge Team Advances to Semifinals

October 23rd, 2020|News|

Congratulations to Princeton’s 2020 College Fed Challenge Team, which is one of 18 teams out of 65 advancing to the National College Fed Challenge semi-finals. Teammates include William Carpenter ’21, Leland Domaratzky ’22, Stephanie Hu ’21 (co-captain), Shivani Prusty ’23, and Aditya Shah ’21 (co-captain).

Foreign capital benefits not only firms and workers, but consumers and industries as a whole

October 16th, 2020|Research|


Princeton University economics students present their research at the Griswold Center’s 2020 Junior Independent Work Research Forum

September 30th, 2020|News|

As progress toward earning their degree, all Princeton juniors in the Economics Department complete a Junior Paper (JP) that helps hone their research skills in advance of beginning their Senior Thesis project. As one of the first major independent research projects students undertake, the paper is guided [More]

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September 22nd, 2020|News|

Princeton Economics Professor Stephen Redding has been elected to The Econometric Society as a 2020 Fellow. Redding is the Harold T. Shapiro ‘64 Professor in Economics with the Princeton Economics Department and the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton (SPIA). Redding also holds an affiliation with [More]

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August 31st, 2020|News|

As we begin a new semester, the Economics Department at Princeton is thrilled to welcome seven new faculty members. While a few were on campus last year as they completed their post-docs, others are new to Princeton—joining the department in the midst of an unprecedented semester that [More]

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For firms in India that were capital constrained, better access to foreign investment:

- Increased firm revenues by 25%
- Lowered prices for consumers by 15%
- Increased aggregate industry productivity

See a summary of the study from Matray & Bau: https://economics.princeton.edu/2020/10/16/foreign-capital-benefits-not-only-firms-and-workers-but-consumers-and-industries-as-a-whole

We hope you can join us this Thursday for a lecture by Bengt Holmstrom of @MITEcon. Register here to receive the Zoom info: https://bcf.princeton.edu/event-directory/bengtholmstrom/

President Trump has suggested lowering the federal capital gains tax rate. Professor @omzidar says a reduction will cost more than we think: https://fortune.com/2020/10/03/trump-capital-gains-tax-cut/

Today in @nberpubs, @AdrienMatray and @BauNatalie provide new evidence that foreign capital benefits not only firms and workers, but consumers and industries as a whole. Read more: https://economics.princeton.edu/2020/10/16/foreign-capital-benefits-not-only-firms-and-workers-but-consumers-and-industries-as-a-whole

Every year, @PrincetonBCF hosts students from around the world for lectures on topics at the intersection of macroeconomics & finance.

Videos from this year's "Princeton Initiative"—including talks by Nobu Kiyotaki, Chris Sims, & more—are now online: https://bcf.princeton.edu/2020/09/ph-d-students-around-the-world-join-princeton-bcfs-10th-annual-princeton-initiative-this-time-entirely-online/

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