Robert Litterman, who received his PhD in Economics and was recently awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award, helped create a report commissioned by President Trump’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued dire warnings about climate change’s impact on financial markets.
Over spring break, six economics undergraduates visited Washington DC with graduate students in the Humphrey School, where they got the chance to explore Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office, meet Senator Tina Smith, and learn about the close relationship between economics and public policy.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to send shock waves through the nation’s economy. With so much volatility and uncertainty, it’s difficult to determine just how much damage the economy has suffered and how long it will take to recover. This week on Dialogue Minnesota, we’re joined by Professor of Economics Timothy Kehoe.
With the world reeling from the repercussions of the COVID-19 outbreak, research on how to restart the economy without endangering lives has taken center stage. Economics department faculty and alumni have been collaborating with economists across the country (and the world) to zero in on the most beneficial policy measures.