ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR KWANG SOO CHEONG presented the paper “Impacts of Demographic Changes on Stock Prices: The OECD Experience” during a seminar at the Samsung Economic Research Institute in Seoul, South Korea, in January. SERI is the think tank established and run by Samsung, and Cheong serves as its overseas advisory fellow.

The paper also is being published by the Korea Capital Market Insti- tute as a research monograph.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ITAY FAINMESSER presented his study “Pricing Network Effects: Competition” at various public conferences and seminars including the Network Science in Economics Conference at Stanford University in April 2016.


A research study by BLOOMBERG DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR PAUL FERRARO is among the top- five most cited articles of the past three years in the journal Resource and Energy Economics, according to the publication. Ferraro’s article, “Heterogeneous treatment effects and mechanisms in information-based environmental policies: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment,” examines the roots of success for a program that was designed to encourage voluntary water conservation during a severe drought in the southeastern United States.

Ferraro co-authored “A cautionary tale on using panel data estimators to measure program impacts,” which appeared in February in Economics Letters.


As a member of the Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health (affiliated with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), PROFESSOR AND VICE DEAN KEVIN FRICK contributed to the book Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow, published in January by National Academies Press.


“Formal and Informal Contracting: Theory and Evidence,” co-written by ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR RICARD GIL, is forthcoming in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science.

Understanding moral repugnance: The case of the US market for kid- ney transplantation,” co-authored by ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MARIO MACIS, appeared last October on VOX, a research-based policy analysis and commentary website of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.


SHABNAM MOUSAVI reviewed the Jérôme Boutang-Michel De Lara book The Biased Mind: How Evolution Shaped Our Psychology, Including Anecdotes and Tips for Making Sound Decisions for the January 2017 issue of the Journal of Bioeconomics.

“Accurate perceptions do not need complete information to re ect reality 1,” co-authored by Mousavi, appeared last year in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

A book co-authored and co-edited by Mousavi, Routledge Handbook of Behavioral Economics, was published last July in the Routledge International Handbooks series.


In January in Chicago, at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, ASSISTANT PRO- FESSOR EMILIA SIMEONOVA presented research showing a link between a Stockholm, Sweden, rush-hour driving fee and improved respiratory health in children.