Recent News

North American ​Summer Meeting of the Econometric SocietyJUNE 27-30, 2019 // Seattle, Washington Organized by Chang-Jin Kim, Stephen Turnovsky and Quan Wen, University of Washington
The Department of Economics is delighted to announce that Yanqin Fan, Castor Professor of Economics, has been awarded the 2018 Arnold Zellner for the best paper in theoretical econometrics published by the Journal of Econometrics in 2016 or 2017, along with her co-author and PhD alumnus, Ruixuan Liu, who graduated in 2015. Ruixuan is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory University, where he has taught since graduating.
2018-2019 Job Market Candidates Our 2018-2019 job market candidates are available for interviews at the 2019 AEA/ASSA meetings in Atlantafor employment beginning in fall 2019. This page will be updated frequently. For more information, contact:
UW Economics 2017 Distinguished Alumna Gita Gopinath has been appointed as the Economics Counsellor and Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by Managing Director, Christine Lagarde. “Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience,” Ms. Lagarde said. “All this makes her exceptionally well-placed to lead our Research Department at this important juncture. I am delighted to name such a talented figure as our Chief Economist.”
Armida Alisjahbana
Dr. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana (PhD '94) has been appointed as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The announcement was made September 13 by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.