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The Passing of Gordon Tullock (1922 - 2014)

The Economics Department is sad to announce that Gordon Tullock passed away on November 3, 2014, at the age of 92. Please see the letter from the President and Executive Director of the Public Choice Society, as well as links to our faculty's center and blog tributes to Dr. Tullock and Washington Post article.

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College Celebrates Alumni at Two Special Events

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences rolled out a red carpet for its alumni over the course of two evenings during the university's Alumni Weekend. The Distinguished Alumni Reception recognized some of the contributions made by college alumni, and a social event, open to all college alumni, combined scholarship and relaxing fun.

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The Impact Factor and Ranking of the Journal of Socio-Economics

A new study comparing the major scholarly economics journals found that the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, which is co-edited by Mason Economics Chairman and ICES Director, Daniel Houser, has a two-year impact factor of 1.35. It was ranked 16th out of 64 major economics journals. The same ranking shows Econometrica having an impact factor of 3.37, the highest in that ranking.

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