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Hamilton Program in New York City students with George Mack '92 at Barclays.
NYC Program Students Meet with George Mack '92

George Mack ’92, managing director of the Barclays Global Restructuring and Finance Group, recently hosted students from the Hamilton Program in New York City to talk about his experiences in the finance industry as well as encourage some debate about current political and financial issues.  More ...

Hamilton NYC Program students in front of Glenn Ligon's neon installation Ruckenfigur.
NYC Program Students Visit Whitney Museum

Hamilton students recently kicked off their fall semester in New York City by visiting the Whitney Museum's new location in the Meatpacking District. On the guided tour, students witnessed the evolution of American artwork as they traveled from the eighth to fifth floor, which features the most contemporary pieces.  More ...

Conover Co-organizes, Participates in LAC-DEV Conference

Associate Professor of Economics Emily Conover, together with colleagues at Amherst, Colgate, Lafayette, Wesleyan and Vassar College, co-organized a conference for professors at liberal arts institutions.  More ...

Ann Owen
Reuters and Marketplace Quote Owen on Federal Reserve Issues

Prior to yesterday’s Federal Reserve’s announcement that there would be no immediate change in interest rates, Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics Ann Owen was interviewed by Reuters news service and American Public Media’s Marketplace on possible considerations.   More ...

Betsy Jensen
Jensen Contributes Chapter to New Book

Professor of Economics Elizabeth Jensen contributed an invited chapter to a newly published book examining education at small liberal arts colleges. The Best Kind of College: An Insiders’ Guide to America’s Small Liberal Arts Colleges is edited by Susan McWilliams and John E. Seery and published by SUNY Press. It includes chapters by 30 award-winning professors across the country.  More ...

Marketplace Features Owen Interview

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was featured on an Aug. 27 American Public Media Marketplace broadcast. In a segment titled “Just how strong are those fundamentals?”  Owen commented on the mix of data beyond gross domestic product that are significant in  determining the nation’s economic health.  More ...

Muhammad Najib ’18
Falling Oil Prices: Great for Consumers, Bad for Russian Economy

While falling prices at the gas pump may be a boon for everyday consumers, fluctuations in the price of gasoline can have very real consequences for nations such as Russia, the second largest exporter of oil in the world. Muhammad Najib ’18, along with Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Onur Sapci, is this summer attempting to assess the impacts that falling oil prices have had and will continue to have upon the Russia’s economy, politics and macroeconomic policy decisions.  More ...

New tenure-track members of the faculty (from left to right) Catherine Beck, Farah Dawood, Cynthia Downs, Quincy Newell and Javier Pereira.
Hamilton Welcomes New Faculty for 2015-16

Patrick Reynolds, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, announced the appointment of new faculty for the 2015-16 academic year, including five tenure-track appointments, 24 visiting professors and instructors, and two teaching fellows. New tenure-track appointments are Catherine Beck, geosciences; Farah Dawood, chemistry; Cynthia Downs, biology; Quincy Newell, religious studies; and Javier Pereira, economics.  More ...

Arthur Williams '16 at the Lend for America Summit in Berkeley, Calif., in Nov. 2014. It's the leading summit for student-led microfinance organizations.
Arthur Williams ’16 Studying Microfinance Impact on Cuban Entrepreneurship

Over the past seven years Cuba has seen many changes. Since Raúl Castro assumed the Cuban presidency in 2008, he has introduced a number of economic reforms that have removed many commercial restrictions and lessened government control. This has resulted in a growing private sector and a rise in Cuban self-employed entrepreneurs.  More ...

Hady Hewidy '17
Hewidy ’17 Driven to Understand Egypt’s Revolution

Though it has been almost five years since President Hosni Mubarak’s regime toppled in Egypt, the dust is still settling from the political turmoil that followed. This summer, Hady Hewidy ’17 is looking back at the years before the 2011 revolution, examining trends in political engagement and participation in the preceding decade that may be fundamental to understanding the groundswell in opposition to Mubarak’s government.  More ...

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