Economic Scientists Meet at LMU

LMU BELLARMINE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS | The Economic Science Association’s North America meeting, which attracts faculty members from prestigious universities around the world, was held at Loyola Marymount University on Oct. 10-12, 2019.

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“The LMU Economics Department has an expertise in experimental and behavioral research and now we’re hosting some of the most well-known experimental economists in the world,” said Jennifer Pate, professor of economics and interim associate dean for undergraduate education in the LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. “We are excited to showcase our campus and use this conference as an opportunity to expand our reputation as a strong Economics Department and for LMU as a nationally-ranked university.”

More than 350 faculty members, representing LMU, which was recently classified as a national high-research activity university, Cal Tech, Stanford, Columbia, Brown, Pennsylvania, USC, Singapore, University of Calgary, Cornell, New York University, Max Planck Institute, and other institutions, attended the conference.

Professor James Konow of LMU, Emily Oster of Brown University, and Yan Chen of the University of Michigan delivered the keynote addresses. The full program is here.

ESA, one of the top organizations in the field, is devoted to economics as an observational science, using controlled experiments to learn about economic behavior, according to its website. ESA welcomes participation by economists interested such research, as well as scholars in psychology, business, political science, and related fields. The LMU Economics Department co-hosted the meeting with USC.

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