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In Memoriam: George W. Hilton

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the death of our colleague George W. Hilton who, at the age of 89, died of heart failure on August 4, 2014. George had requested that we print the obituary that he composed Read More Here.


Welcome New Faculty Members

We are pleased to announce Professor John Asker who obtained Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University, Assistant Professor David Atkin who obtained Ph.D in Economics at Princeton University and Assistant Professor Francois Geerolf who completed his Ph.D at Sciences Po(Paris).


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.


Wall Street Journal featured an op-ed con-written by Lee Ohanian, arguing that payroll taxes funding Social Security and Medicare are progressive, not regressive.