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Dr. Robert C. Marshall Named Distinguished Professor

Robert C. Marshall, Department of Economics recently was named Distinguished Professor by Penn State. Distinguished professors have demonstrated significant leadership in raising the standards of the University with respect to teaching, research or creative activity, and service; and contributed significantly to the education of students who subsequently have achieved recognition of excellence in their fields.

Dr. Marshall is Head of the Department of Economics and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Auctions, Procurements, and Competition Policy at Penn State. He is a recognized leader in the areas of industrial organization, collusion, applied game theory, auctions, and procurements. His 2011 Michigan Law Review paper, “Plus Factors in Agreements in Antitrust Law” won the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for best antitrust scholarship of 2011.

His book co-authored with Leslie M. Marx is titled The Economics of Collusion: Cartels and Bidding Rings (MIT Press, 2012). He has served on two panels for the National Research Council and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.  





The Penn State Census Bureau Research Data Center


A new Census Bureau Research Data Center (RDC) will open this spring at the University Park campus.  The center, which will be located in Paterno library, will provide Penn State researchers access to restricted data on individuals and businesses that are collected in surveys by the Census Bureau and National Center for Health Statistics.  The data center will join a network of 17 centers that are open around the country.  Mark Roberts, Professor of Economics, will be the director of the Penn State center.

As part of the opening, the Department of Economics is hosting a two day conference on April 7-8, 2014 titled Social Science Research Using the RDC Network.  The conference will highlight research papers that use a range of data resources available in the RDC.  In addition to the research presentations, Rodney Erickson, President of Penn State,   John H. Thompson, Director, US Census Bureau, and Mark Doms, , Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, will be speakers. 

A preliminary program for the conference is available - here



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