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Dean Baker
Economist Addresses Rise and Demise of Housing Bubble in Levitt Lecture
Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., Dean Baker presented a lecture titled “Economic Origins and the Way Out” on Wednesday evening in the Chapel. The lecture opened The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center’s 2009-10 series, “Crisis: Danger and Opportunity.” More ...
Derek Jones
Jones Publishes Two Articles on Productivity and Cooperative Economics
Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, has co-authored an article titled “The productivity effects of stock option schemes: evidence from Finnish panel data” which was published in the online edition of the Journal of Productivity Analysis on Aug. 26. More ...
Jiong Chen '10
Jiong Chen '10 Examines Digital Piracy in Levitt Research
China has long been criticized as a haven for piracy. The degree to which it exists there is so alarming that it would shiver ye timbers and condemn you straight to the depths of Davy Jones’ locker. At least, it would in the United States. But the kind of piracy that goes on in China is not usually discouraged, and is treated as a normal part of life. More than 90 percent of the Chinese population takes part in the search for the treasures of digital media culture, not gold. While citizens get much of their business software and electronic entertainment for free, their laid-back attitude has made piracy the number one issue for digital media companies that wish to make a profit. This summer Jiong Chen ’10 worked on a research project on the subject with Professor of Economics Elizabeth Jensen. More ...
Yinghan Ding '12 (right) with his advisor Margaret Morgan-Davie.
Yinghan Ding ’12 Charts Ups and Downs of Airline Ticket Prices
Yinghan Ding ’12 is an international student at Hamilton, and so are some of his friends. When it comes time to head home for winter break, they might want to heed his advice about buying airline tickets.  By the end of the summer, Ding will be practically an expert on the topic. In the spring, he received an Emerson Grant to study price fluctuations in the airline industries. Because the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 eliminated most of the U.S. government’s interference in the economic standing of airlines, Ding is curious to see whether or not the government needs to become reacquainted with airline regulation in order to achieve stable prices that will benefit both consumers and the industry. More ...
Georges Presents Paper at Australia Conference
Professor of Economics Chris Georges presented a paper, "A Hedonic Approach to Product Innovation in an Agent-Based Macroeconomic Model," at the 15th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance in Sydney, Australia, in July. The paper develops an approach to product innovation suitable for very large scale agent-based macroeconomic modeling. More ...
Ann Owen
Owen quoted by Reuters, Dow Jones Newswire and Kiplinger's
Professor of Economics Ann Owen was quoted in a July 9 article about possible effects of the federal government's infusion of cash into the economy. In “Worried About Inflation?,” an article that will appear in the August issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, Owen responded to questions about declining wealth - the result of falling home prices and the stock-market crash. More ...
Ann Owen
Owen Participates in UK's Legatum Institute Symposium
Associate Professor of Economics Ann Owen participated in the 2nd annual Legatum Prosperity Symposium at Brocket Hall in London June 26-28. The symposium, sponsored by the Legatum Institute, encourages interdisciplinary discussion among economists, sociologists, political scientists and historians about the nature and causes of prosperity. Owen participated in a session that focused on trust in markets and the financial crisis. More ...
Jones, Latrell and Owen Promoted to Rank of Professor, Effective July 1
Three Hamilton College faculty members will be promoted to the rank of professor, effective July 1. Associate professors Gordon Jones, physics; Craig Latrell, theatre; and Ann Owen, economics, will receive the title of professor. More ...
Erol Balkan
Balkan Gives Talk at European Working Lives Workshop
Professor of Economics Erol Balkan gave a talk, "Labor in the Global Economic Crisis," at the 3rd annual workshop on European Working Lives. The workshop was titled "European Working Lives in Crisis" and was sponsored jointly by Working Lives Research Institute-London Metropolitan University and Istanbul Bilgi University in Istanbul, June 4-5. More ...
Ann Owen
Owen Quoted by Reuters on Future Federal Reserve Positions
Associate Professor of Economics Ann Owen discussed key competencies that candidates for future Federal Reserve positions should have in a Reuters article titled "New faces at Fed, ECB will need new skills" published on Monday, June 8. More ...
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