Latest Economics News

Highlighting new scholarly work, awards, grants and other news in the Oxy Economics department.


  • Andrew Jalil publishes “Changing Hearts and Plates” in Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Senior Jordan Walker '21 receives prestigious Luce Scholarship. Jordan Walker is Occidental College’s 18th Luce Scholar since the program was initiated in 1974. Through the award, he will be placed in a major Asian city, connected to important institutions and people in his areas of interest, and given a year of financial and administrative support to cultivate his career.
  • In a new article, "Perceptions and acceptability of electricity theft: Towards better public service provision", Economics Prof. Jason Wong and co-authors study perceptions and acceptability of electricity theft using a large-scale survey experiment in Uttar Pradesh, India. They showed that there exists a sense of social reprimand for stealing power, however, desired punishment is nuanced and context-dependent.