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Ann Owen
Owen interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition and American Public Media's Marketplace
Associate Professor of Economics Ann Owen was interviewed by National Public Radio business reporter Jim Zarroli for a Morning Edition segment, "Fed Could Buy Up Long-Term Treasury Bonds," that aired on Jan. 29. American Public Media's Marketplace reporter Jeremy Hobson also interviewed Owen for a segment, "Fed digs into toolbox for more solutions," that aired on Jan. 28. More ...
Ann Owen
Owen and You '04 Publish in Review of Development Economics
Associate Professor of Economics Ann Owen and Rongling You '04 published "Growth, attitudes towards women, and women's welfare," in the February issue of Review of Development Economics. Using a large cross-section of countries, this research provides evidence that as per capita income rises within a country, attitudes towards women become more progressive. This paper also demonstrates the importance of progressive attitudes towards women in generating growth and shows the existence of a gender-equity poverty trap when people do not devote enough resources to educating women. More ...
Stephen Wu
Wu Presents Paper at American Economic Association
Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu presented "Lost in Translation: The Economics Ph.D. Pipeline for U.S. and Foreign Applicants" in a session on "Research in Economic Education" at the American Economic Association meetings in San Francisco on Jan. 4. More ...
Ann Owen
Owen Presents Paper at American Economic Association Meeting
Associate Professor of Economics Ann Owen presented "Grades, gender, and encouragement: A regression discontinuity analysis" at the American Economic Association meetings in San Francisco on January 4. In this paper, Owen found evidence that female students who receive an "A" for a final grade in an introductory economics class have a meaningfully higher probability of majoring in economics.
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Inaugural Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards Honor Five Faculty Members

Five members of the Hamilton faculty were recognized for their research and creative successes through a new series of awards presented at the 2008 Class & Charter Day on May 9. The Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards were instituted in three categories this year by Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo. Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, received the Career Achievement Award; Associate Professor of Mathematics Debra Boutin was awarded Early Career Achievement; and Assistant Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson, Associate Professor of English Naomi Guttman and Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi all received the Notable Year Achievement awards.  More ...

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