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Derek Jones
Jones Attends Economics Workshop/Symposium

Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics Derek Jones attended the Mid-Year Fellows Workshop and the Beyster Symposium Dec. 8-11 in La Jolla, Calif. The events were sponsored by Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations where Jones is a faculty fellow and mentor.  More ...

Prof. Paul Hagstrom, Lukas Bridenbeck '13, Rebekah Gibson '12, Sarah Flisnik '12, CJ Dayananda '12.
National Youth Poll Says Government and Wealthy Should Aid Poor

American young people say that the top two causes of poverty are a lack of jobs (83.7 percent) followed by a lack of health insurance (64.3 percent) according to a new national survey of young Americans’ attitudes on poverty, released on Dec. 12 and conducted by Hamilton. More than two thirds (67.7 percent) also cited the growing incomes of the wealthiest people as negatively affecting the quality of life of those with lower incomes. The full results of this survey are available online and were presented by webcast at www.hamilton.edu/poverty.  More ...

Rob Morris '76 with Program in New York City students at his office.
Rob Morris '76 Hosts NYC Students at Olympus Partners

Hamilton’s New York City Program students participated in their semester’s final event with a visit Robert Morris ’76 in Stamford, Conn., on Dec. 6. Morris invited the group to dine at his offices, where he manages Olympus Partners, a private equity firm with more than $3 billion in assets under management. To date the group had not spoken with an alumnus in the private equity industry, and Morris hosted a visit to remember.  More ...

National Youth Poverty Poll Ranks Lack of Jobs as #1 Cause of Poverty

American young people say that the top two causes of poverty are a lack of jobs (82.8 percent) followed by a lack of health insurance (69.4 percent) according to a new national survey of young Americans’ attitudes on poverty, conducted by Hamilton. The full results of this survey will be available online and presented by webcast on Monday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. EST at www.hamilton.edu/poverty. Questions during the presentation can be posed via Twitter using #povertypoll.  More ...

Ann Owen
Owen Discusses Federal Reserve Decisions Today at Noon on WAMC

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, will discuss the Federal Reserve and how the decisions it makes are focused on improving our economy, today (Dec. 1) at noon on WAMC, Northeast public radio (90.3 FM).   More ...

Fed Challenge participants Mallory Dawson, Thomas Cheeseman, Matt Poterba, Chris Shi, Dan Bartus.
Monetary Policy Students Advance to Final Round of Fed Challenge

Students in Hamilton's Monetary Policy class traveled to the New York Federal Reserve Bank on Nov. 16 and competed in the semi-final round of the Fed Challenge in the morning, advancing to the final round in the afternoon.  They were awarded an Honorable Mention for their performance overall and were recognized with a special award for "best teamwork."  More ...

Emily Conover
Conover Presents at NEUDC Conference

Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover presented a paper titled “The Impact of Receiving SMS Price and Weather Information in Colombia’s Agricultural Sector” at the Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference Nov. 12-13 at Yale University. The conference is a major forum in development economics.  More ...

Stephen Wu
Wu Co-Authors Paper in Review of Economics and Statistics

Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu's paper "Well-Being Across America" (co-authored with Andrew Oswald, University of Warwick) has been published in the November 2011 issue of the Review of Economics and Statistics (volume 93, number 4, pages 1118-1134).  More ...

Christina Romer
Economist Christina Romer Details Recovery Act

Economist Christina Romer gave a talk titled “What Do We Know About Fiscal Policy? Separating Evidence From Ideology” on Nov. 7 as a guest of the Levitt Center.  Romer was chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in the Obama administration, from Jan. 2009 until Sept. 2010. Currently, she is the Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California Berkeley.  More ...

Program in New York students visit Citigroup.
NYC Program Students Visit Citigroup

Students in Hamilton’s Program in New York City recently attended a breakfast hosted by alumni at Citigroup, giving them a chance to informally connect with alumni in the industry.  Citi’s banking offices are located in Tribeca, not too far from Hamilton’s apartments in Battery Park City. The event was hosted by  alumni Jeffrey Schackner ‘89 and Peter Tague ‘88.  More ...

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