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Members of Steve Wu's class who worked on the poll.
Levitt Poll finds African-American teens more optimistic about future than white teens

A panel of students taking Labor Economics with Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu presented the results of the most recent Levitt Center Youth Poll via webcast on Thursday, April 29. It surveyed high school students’ attitudes toward the U.S. economy and the performance of President Obama.  More ...

Economics Students Offer Income Tax Help Through VITA Program

Eleven students in Policy, Poverty and Practice (Econ 235) are acquiring valuable life skills this semester – skills that they otherwise would not be able to learn in a classroom. Students enrolled in the class are required to participate in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, a joint project of the Economics Department and the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. The program offers free tax help to low- and moderate-income (generally $49,000 and below) families who cannot prepare their own tax returns.  More ...

Ann Owen
Owen Interviewed on Marketplace
Professor of Economics Ann Owen, along with a senior fellow from the Brookings Institution and the chief economist at FTN Financial, was interviewed by American Public Media’s Marketplace program on the nation’s current jobless recovery. The March 17 syndicated broadcast, heard across the nation on public radio stations, referenced Brookings research that determined, “this recovery has been more jobless at the two-year mark than the recoveries from any of the last three recessions.” More ...
Rich Bernstein '80 addresses Hamilton economics classes.
Richard Bernstein '80 Meets With Economics Students
Charter Trustee Richard Bernstein '80 returned to the Hill on March 5 to address Chris Georges's macro theory and Erol Balkan's international finance classes on the current global economic climate, and offer a few tips for members of the Class of 2010 who are about to enter the work force. Bernstein, who is currently teaching classes at New York University, is CEO of Richard Bernstein Capital Management LLC. He was formerly Merrill Lynch's chief investment strategist. More ...
Ann Owen
Reuters Quotes Owen on Political Pressure and Fed
Possible negative effects of political encroachment into monetary affairs was the focus of a Reuters article titled “Bernanke tussle deals new blow to Fed autonomy” in which Professor of Economics Ann Owen was quoted. "What you don't want is the FOMC [Federal Open Market Committee] thinking about political repercussions of monetary policy." More ...
Derek Jones
Jones Publishes in Comparative Economic Studies
Comparative Economic Studies recently published a paper co-authored by Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics Derek Jones titled Corporate Governance and Liquidity Constraints: A Dynamic Analysis. Co-authored by Bersant Hobari and Niels Mygind of the Copenhagen Business School, the study had an advance online publication date of Dec. 3. More ...
Julio Videras
Owen and Videras Publish in Journal of Economic Growth
“Do all countries follow the same growth process?”, a paper co-authored by Professor of Economics Ann Owen and Associate Professor of Economics Julio Videras with Union College professor Lewis Davis, was published in the Journal of Economic Growth in December 2009. More ...
Stephen Wu
Objective Confirmation of Subjective Measures of Human Well-being Studied

States that are ranked highly in an objective quality of life measure also have the highest average levels of self-reported life satisfaction. In other words, state-by-state rankings of measurements such as sunshine, state and national parks, crime rates, pollution and the cost of living run parallel with rankings of personal happiness. Co-authors Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu with Andrew J. Oswald of Warwick University prove this in their new study “Objective Confirmation of Subjective Measures of Human Well-being: Evidence from the USA,” published in Science magazine on Dec. 17.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones Publishes in Industrial Relations
Industrial Relations published a paper written by Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics Derek Jones and Helsinki School of Economics professors Panu Kalmi and Antti Kauhane. Titled ” How Does Employee Involvement Stack Up? The Effects of Human Resource Management Policies on Performance in a Retail Firm,” the article appeared online on Dec. 8 and will appear in print in the publication’s January issue. More ...
Jeff Schackner '89 addresses Erol Balkan's economics class.
Hamilton Students Meet with Investment Banking Alumnus
Jeffrey Schackner ‘89, managing director and co-head of Global Consumer Products Banking at Citigroup, visited and conducted the Economics Department’s International Finance class on Nov. 30. More ...
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