My alma mater has just made two hires:
One is economics professor at Washington University at St. Louis and a founding member of Intenational Society of New Institutional Economics John Nye while another is Gary Richardson originally with UC Irvine.
Needless to say, my alma mater's economics program will be beefed up as a result of these faculty members coming on board. This is especially good news for those who are interested in economic history.
While I was a graduate student there, only Jenny Roback and Joe Reid were interested in economic history. I hope they will hire more historians of economic thought in the future.
HT to Cafe Hayek for the pointer!