November 12, 2010
On Nov. 8, five Hamilton economics students along with Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics Ann Owen traveled to New York City to participate in the Federal Reserve / Bank of New York Challenge Championship (the Fed Challenge). The Fed Challenge is a competition designed to “spur interest in the U.S. macro economy by giving teams of students an opportunity to play the role of monetary policymakers,” according to the organizers.
November 9, 2010
Immediately after Federal Reserve policymakers announced a plan to pump more money into the economy with a policy known as "quantitative easing," Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics and director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, spoke with a National Public Radio (NPR) reporter about possible outcomes. The interview was part of a segment broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered program on Nov. 3 titled “Fed To Buy $600 Billion In Treasury Bonds.”
October 19, 2010
Professor of Economics Ann Owen, along with the chief fixed income strategist at Morgan Stanley, was interviewed on American Public Media’s Marketplace about the decisions the Federal Reserve might make on interest rates and the possible effects these decisions might have on inflation rates. The syndicated program was broadcast across the nation on public radio stations on Oct. 15.
October 5, 2010
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Professor of Government and Director of the Public Policy Program P. Gary Wyckoff on Thursday, Oct. 7, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. The program normally airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m at 90.3 FM in the Clinton area but because WAMC is in its fall fund drive, the Academic Minute will not air at its usual times. Instead, it will be played as a floating module throughout the day.
Schedule Equals Diversity Offered in 2009-10
August 25, 2010
During the last academic year, Hamilton brought approximately 175 speakers
to campus, from a former head of the Securities and Exchange Commission to an award-winning journalist to a Fortune 500 CEO. They presented on myriad topics, from set design to federal budgeting. As a new academic year begins, a review of some of the past visitors and a look at those who will be on campus this year
highlight the diversity of disciplines, views and interests represented on campus as well as the opportunities afforded our students and our community. More ...
August 20, 2010
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio
in Albany will feature a reading by Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu on Monday, Aug. 23, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute
. The new program airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m at 90.3 FM in the Clinton area. More ...
August 16, 2010
The most recent poll
released by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center was referenced in a New York Times
opinion piece titled “Justin Bieber for President
” which appeared on Saturday, August 14. The survey of high school students’ attitudes toward the U.S. economy and the performance of President Obama revealed significant differences in attitudes on both issues between African-American and white teens. More ...
July 31, 2010
Industrial and Labor Relations Review
published a paper co-authored by Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics Derek Jones titled “Teams, Incentive Pay, and Productive Efficiency: Evidence From A Food-Processing Plant” in the July issue with Panu Kalmi and Antti Kauhanen. More ...
July 14, 2010
Associate Professor of Economics Jeffrey Pliskin and Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, attended the 15th World Congress of the International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP) July 8-10, in Paris. More ...
June 14, 2010
Professor of Economics Betsy Jensen and Associate Professor of Economics Steve Wu have published an article, “Early Decision and College Performance,” in the August 2010 issue of the Economics of Education Review.
(Volume 29, Issue 4, Pages 517-525, August 2010) More ...