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Emily Conover
Conover a LAC-DEV Conference Organizer, Presenter

Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover, together with colleagues from Amherst, Colgate, Wesleyan and Vassar, co-organized the inaugural Liberal Arts Colleges Development Economic Conference (LAC-DEV).  More ...

Ann Owen
Owen Explains Why the Fed Matters on Marketplace

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics,  was interviewed for the second time this week on American Public Media’s  Marketplace program. In a segment broadcast on Friday, Sept. 20, titled “Why the Federal Reserve's decisions matter to you,”   Owen discussed how decisions made by the Federal Reserve affect our financial lives in many ways.  More ...

Hamilton New York Program students at the Tenement Museum.
NYC Program Students Visit Tenement Museum

Students in the Hamilton Program in New York visited the Tenement Museum on Sept. 18. The museum, located in a restored tenement on the Lower East Side, gave insight into the lives of working immigrants during the 19th and 20th centuries. The students toured various rooms in the tenement that each depicted a certain time period in the history of the building.  More ...

Ann Owen
American Public Media's Marketplace Interviews Owen

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was quoted on American Public Media’s  Marketplace Evening Report broadcast on Monday, Sept. 16. In a segment titled “What does the Fed chair actually do?,” Owen discussed the Federal Reserve’s breadth of authority.  More ...

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 ...

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