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Kenneth Minogue
Political Theorist, London School of Economics Professor to Lecture

Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Honorary Fellow at the London School of Economics Kenneth Minogue will give a lecture on his recent book titled The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life, on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium of the Taylor Science Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Filmmaker Kazim Oz to Screen “The Last Season: Shawaks”

Filmmaker Kazim Oz will screen his latest documentary, “The Last Season: Shawaks,” on Sunday, April 14, at 6 p.m., in the Kirner-Johnson Building’s Bradford Auditorium. The screening is sponsored by the economics department, and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Emily Conover
Conover Publishes Paper in Economic Development and Cultural Change

A paper co-authored by Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover was recently published in the journal Economic Development and Cultural Change. The paper “Effects of Subsidized Health Insurance on Newborn Health in a Developing Country” estimates the effect of a rapid and considerable expansion of health insurance coverage in the 1990s in Colombia on newborn health.  More ...

P. Gary Wyckoff
Wyckoff Questions Economics of Sequester in Huffington Post Op-Ed

In a Huffington Post essay titled “The New Washington Economics,” Government Professor P. Gary Wyckoff questioned the financial soundness of the sequester.  In the March 21 posting, he addressed the economic reasons why the sequester may be quite detrimental to the economy while not reducing the deficit significantly.  More ...

Casey ’09 and Owen Publish Paper

“Good News, Bad News, and Consumer Confidence,” by Greg Casey ’09 and Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics of Ann Owen, was published in the March issue of Social Science Quarterly.  More ...

Ann Owen
Owen to Coordinate AEA Mentoring Workshops

Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics Ann Owen has been selected to coordinate a series of faculty mentoring workshops for the American Economics Association (AEA).  More ...

BYU's Wade Jacoby Discusses Germany and Economic Misery in Europe

Brigham Young University Professor Wade Jacoby visited Hamilton recently to lecture on Germany and the continued economic woes in Europe.  As Americans, we often view the Great Recession through the lens of our own experiences; however, Europe has found itself in an even more precarious position.  With inordinately high unemployment rates and debt-to-GDP ratios, many countries in the Eurozone are on the precipice of financial disaster.  Germany, however, has weathered the crisis fairly well.  As a result, European countries have turned to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for leadership, guidance and economic support.  More ...

John G. Rice '78
John G. Rice '78 Interviewed by Bloomberg TV

John G. Rice ’78, vice chair of General Electric Company (GE), was featured on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance” in an interview that identified him as a graduate of Hamilton College and referenced the College’s Economics department.  More ...

John G. Rice '78 Interviewed by Bloomberg TV

John G. Rice ’78, vice chair of General Electric Company (GE), was featured on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance” in an interview that identified him as a graduate of Hamilton College and referenced the College’s Economics department.  More ...

Ann Owen
NPR's All Things Considered Interviews Owen

An All Things Considered report on National Public Radio that focused on the upside of Iowa’s drought last summer included an interview with Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics. In “The Silver Lining In Drought: 5 Upsides To Rain-Free Weather,” Owen discussed the study, “Heat Waves, Droughts, and Preferences for Environmental Policy,” that she co-authored with Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover, Associate Professor of Economics Julio Videras and Professor of Economics Stephen Wu.  More ...

Stephen Wu
Hamilton Becomes Sponsor of International Journal of Wellbeing

Hamilton College has joined The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington as a sponsoring institution of the International Journal of Wellbeing (IJW). According to its website, the IJW “was launched on 31st January 2011 in order to promote interdisciplinary research on wellbeing.”  More ...

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