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  • Christopher Clarke, Instructional Assistant Professor of Economics, wins a 2021 Media and Moving Images (MMI) award for innovative use of media-related teaching adaptations during UH’s shift to remote online teaching during 2020 and 2021. More…
  • Kei-Mu Yi, M.D. Anderson Professor of Economics, wins the 2020 Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award from the Korea-America Economic Association. More….
  • The Economics Department virtually hosted the 5th Annual Conference on International Economics co-organized by the Federal Reserve of Dallas, the University of Houston and Banco de Mexico, October 23-23, 2020.
  • Former UH economics graduate student Michael Clark (Ph.D. 2012) and his company’s mortgage indices are now being posted in the FRED database at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank as the Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices (OBMMI)More… 
  • Chinhui Juhn, Henry Graham Professor of Economics wins the prestigious CLASS Distinguished Faculty Award in May 2020. More..
  • Assistant Professor Nathan Canen publishes landmark study on political polarization in one of the discipline’s most prestigious journals, Econometrica. More..
  • Dietz Vollrath, Professor of Economics and Department chair published a new book, Fully Grown: Why a stagnant economy is a sign of success by the University of Chicago Press in January 2020. More from Dr. Vollrath’s website and blog.
  • Vegard Nygaard’s research on the macroeconomic effects of ageing and healthcare policy is highlighted in a chapter of a new book posted on VoxEU.
  • Elaine Liu's research on the gender gap in risk attitudes is highlighted by the media More…
  • Janet Kohlhase, professor of economics receives the RSAI Fellow Award. 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).
  • 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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UH Library Research Guide for Economists


The University of Houston Libraries manages a web page which features popular resources for researchers studying economics. The Economics Virtual Library includes access to World Development Indicators, a comprehensive database of development data; Hoovers, a database of comprehensive reports from publicly traded companies; International Financial Statistics, a publication and database maintained by the International Monetary Fund; The Social Science Research Network, which includes access to articles in varying disciplines; as well as thousands of books and journals encompassing many different subjects.

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