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  • Janet Kohlhase, professor of economics receives the RSAI Fellow Award. More..
  • Marion Foley, longtime economics department academic advisor retires. More..
  • The Economics Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan J. Canen as a new assistant professor starting fall 2018. More...
  • The Economics Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Clarke as new instructional assistant professor starting fall 2018. More...
  • Elaine Liu’s research on China’s rural property rights and agricultural productivity is highlighted on VoxChina and VoxDev
  • Gergely Ujhelyi and Andrea Szabo’s research on voter turnout in India is highlighted by the International Growth Center (IGC).
  • Undergraduate economics major Jackson Crawford is writing a senior honors thesis on the merits of consumption taxation vs. income taxation. Read more about his experiences doing research in CLASS’s online newsletter. More...
  • UH President Renu Khator declares that economics professor Dr. Polly Hardee exhibits “the spirit and character of the University of Houston" for her efforts during Hurricane Harvey. More…
  • The University of Houston (UH) Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Applied Economics ranked 6 th among other applied economics master’s degree programs by The Financial Engineer’s 2015 Master of Economics Rankings and 34 th overall for master’s degrees in economics in the nation. More...

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