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Derek Jones
Jones Publishes in Economic Systems
“Capital Investment and Determinants of Financial Constraints in Estonia,” a paper written by Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics Derek Jones with Bersant Hobdari and Niels Mygind, has been published in Economic Systems (vol. 33[4] 2009). More ...
(L-R) Paul Englehardt, Garvin Sean Kiernan, Adam Vorchheimer, Andrew Rogan and Fallon Chipidza
Monetary Policy Class Competes in Fed Challenge
A team formed of students in the monetary policy class taught by Professor of Economics Ann Owen competed in the Federal Reserve Challenge in New York City on Nov. 5. The Federal Reserve Challenge is a national competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve and the Eastern Economic Association. More ...
Emily Conover
Conover and Jensen Participate in NSF-funded Economics Workshop
Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover and Professor of Economics Elizabeth Jensen participated in CeMENT, an NSF-funded workshop organized by CSWEP (the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession) held on Nov. 19 and 20 in San Antonio. Conover was accepted as a participant in the workshop and Jensen was invited as a mentor. More ...
Ann Owen
Owen Quoted on American Public Media's Marketplace
Professor of Economics Ann Owen was interviewed by American Public Media Marketplace reporter Jeremy Hobson about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s Nov. 16 speech. Owen, a former Federal Reserve Board of Governors economist, said that the chairman's words are part of the Fed's strategy to deal with inflation. More ...
Emily Conover
Conover Presents at Development Economics Forum
Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover presented a poster at the Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference, a major forum in development economics held this year at Tufts University Nov. 7-8. More ...
Monetary policy class in front of the Federal Reserve
Monetary Policy Class Attends Federal Reserve Seminar
On Oct. 2, students in Professor of Economics Ann Owen's monetary policy class visited New York City to attend a seminar presented by New York Federal Reserve economists. The students attended sessions on the current economic situation, the labor market and the financial crisis. The seminar served as an orientation to a national competition, the Fed Challenge, sponsored by the Federal Reserve and the Eastern Economic Association. More ...
Anechiarico '71 Delivers Keynote at International Forum
Frank Anechiarico ’71, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, was a keynote speaker at the Forum on Governance and Competitiveness organized by the Centro de Investigation y Docencia Economicas in Mexico City on September 25. More ...
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 ...
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