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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Professor Mikko Packalen's research featured on

Economics Professor Mikko Packalen's research on younger researchers is featured in an article by, an international weekly journal of science. Working with economist Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, their research finds that papers published in biomedicine by younger researchers are more likely to build on new ideas - and they have empirical evidence to prove it. This research paper was published this month by the US National Bureau of Economic Research.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Professor Phillip Curry examines the influence of NHL draft lotteries on tanking

With the third-quarter approaching, Professor Phillip Curry takes an analytical look at the impact of draft lotteries in correlation to intentional game losses.

Monday, February 9, 2015

"The Atlantic" delves into Prof Mikko Packalen's research on innovation

How does one measure the weight of an invention? How "momentus" are innovative breakthroughs? Recent research conducted by UW Professor Mikko Packalen and Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University) puts American ideas to the test to see just how novel "momentus" ideas have been throughout the last two centuries.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thinking (about) economics - faculty interview

Economics professors in an interview

On January 21, 2015 three Economics Department faculty members - Margaret InsleyHoratiu RusAlain-Désiré Nimubona - with a shared interest in environmental economics, sat down for an interview relating to the state of economics as a discipline.  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Professor Mikko Packalen's research referenced in World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum poses the question - "Are big US cities still engines of innovation?" A new working paper published by UW Prof Mikko Packalen and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University) argues that while more densely populated cities will lead the way on innovation, their advantage has declined recently.

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