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Professor Rosa Liliana Matzkin received her Ph.D. from University of Minnesota.
Research interests include:

My research has been aimed at creating a tight connection between econometrics and economic theory, relaxing, at the same time, the parametric restrictions that one typically imposes when estimating a model or using the model for prediction.


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Congratulations Class of 2015!

With honored guests, Duff and Morris Goldman, and the Economics Department offer their congratulations to over 800 Business Economics, Economics, and Math/Economics students who completed their degrees this year! 657 of our graduates and approximately 4500 guests watched Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) and his father Morris Goldman (UCLA, Ph.D. in Economics, 1972) deliver the commencement address at our Spring 2015 Commencement at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, June 13th. They delivered the message of taking risks, following your dreams, and kindness. We hope our graduates will take their message and do great things as proud UCLA alums! Please continue to think of us as you continue on with life after UCLA.

Congratulations to John Asker for Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award

John Asker's article, "Raising Retailers' Profits: On Vertical Practices and the Exclusion of Rivals," (American Economic Review, 104(2), 672-686, 2014) has been awarded thirteenth annual Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for Antitrust Scholarship, for the best economics article in 2014. The award places particular emphasis on scholarship that reflects a concern for principles of economic justice, the dispersal of economic power, and the federal statutes designed to protect society from various forms of anticompetitive activity.

Congratulations to Harold Demsetz for Lifetime Achievement Award

Harold Demsetz is the winner of the inaugural Elinor Ostrom Lifetime Achievement Award. This great honor is presented by the International Society of New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) once every two years and is given to an individual who has distinguished themselves by making sustained and significant contributions to institutional and organizational economics. The Award presentation will take place during the Annual Meeting of ISNIE at Harvard University, at a banquet on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Congratulations Harold!

Professor Lloyd Shapley wins the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics

UCLA is proud to offer our warmest congratulations to Lloyd Shapley who shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Alvin Roth of Harvard University... Read More

Understanding the Current Economy: UCLA Economists Speak Out

In recent months, UCLA economists have actively written and spoken about the current economic crisis. We have compiled links (in chronological order) to the various opinions and ideas put forth by our economics faculty on issues such as how the current disaster was allowed to develop, how the proposed economic policies are likely to work, and what the future holds for our economy.

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