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Emily Conover
Conover Publishes Paper in the World Bank Economic Review

Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover recently published a co-authored paper in the World Bank Economic Review journal. The paper, “Effects of Colombia’s Social Protection System on Workers’ Choice between Formal and Informal Employment” examines whether the Colombian government's expansion of publicly provided health insurance, discouraged workers from seeking formal employment.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones’ Essays Reprinted in New Book

Three essays by Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, have been reprinted as chapters in The Economics Of Worker Cooperatives. The book was edited by John Pencavel of Stanford University and is part of The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series from Edward Elgar Publishing.  More ...

Charles Allegar '14
Charles Allegar ’14 Researches International Economic Issues

Vulture funding, a term that refers to private entities investing in cheap, high-risk debt with the hopes of earning high returns when the debtor fails, can threaten the already vulnerable economies of poor countries.  As an example, Argentina has recently suffered losses due to vulture funding and is now recovering from the economic damage. This summer, Charles Allegar ’14 is interning with the Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of 75 U.S. organizations, 50 global partners and other members that challenge the actions of global financial authorities.  More ...

Rachel Friedman ’13
Rachel Friedman ’13 Strategizes Market Trends at Kantar Retail

When an average customer walks into a mall or grocery store, he or she probably doesn’t think about the planning and strategy that goes on behind the scenes to meet the needs of both companies and consumers. Rachel Friedman ’13, however, will be concentrating on just those aspects of retail as she begins a job as an analyst at Kantar Retail.  More ...

Rachel Friedman '13
Rachel Friedman ’13 Strategizes Market Trends at Kantar Retail

When an average customer walks into a mall or grocery store, he or she probably doesn’t think about the planning and strategy that goes on behind the scenes to meet the needs of both companies and consumers. Rachel Friedman ’13, however, will be concentrating on just those aspects of retail as she begins a job as an analyst at Kantar Retail.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones Presents Co-Authored Paper in Milan

Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, presented “Worker Separation and Sorting Under Performance Pay: A Duration Analysis of Finnish Linked Employer-Employee Data” on June 28 at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference in Milan, Italy.  More ...

Ru Jun Han '14
Understanding the Impact of Automated Trade Algorithms

The economic crisis that began in 2007 triggered a sense of financial insecurity among big and small institutions as well as individual investors.  The housing bubble, subprime lending and deregulation were all thought to contribute to market instability.  Ru Jun Han ’14 believes another, more technological, component was also responsible.  More ...

Timothy Cowan '15, Kelly Osterling '15, Samantha Sherman '15.
Success and Failure in Small Cities

In a Levitt Center group research project this summer, Samantha Sherman ’15, Timothy Cowan ’15 and Kelly Osterling ’15 are searching for factors that drive success in small cities.  Unique policies are typically implemented in micropolitan areas (defined as containing an urban core of at least 10,000, but less than 50,000, population),  to better serve the local economies and populations.  The students are finding similarities between these successful or failing communities and will introduce constructive policy reforms.  More ...

Mary D'Ambro '15
Assessing the EU's Common Agricultural Policy in Levitt Project

While planning her study abroad experience in France, Mary (Caroline) D’Ambro ’15 developed a deep interest in the political system of the country, particularly in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that has affected the European Union (EU).  In her research sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, D’Ambro will study the past, present and future of this European agricultural policy.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones Presents Paper at International Workshop

Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics Derek Jones presented “How employment responds to changes in assets at U.S. banks and credit unions” at the Fourth Euricse International Workshop on Cooperative Finance and Sustainable Development held June 20-21 in Trento, Italy.  More ...

Nicholas Yepes '15
Nicholas Yepes ’15 Awarded Kathryn Davis Fellowship

Nicholas Yepes ’15 has been awarded a Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace from Middlebury College. The merit-based scholarship provides full room, board and tuition to attend one of Middlebury College’s Language Schools. These 100 fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the late Kathryn Davis, to address today’s critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.  More ...

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