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Stephen Wu
Wu Named Co-Editor for IJW

Professor of Economics Stephen Wu was selected to be a co-editor for the International Journal of Wellbeing (IJW). Wu previously served on the editorial board.  More ...

Economics Faculty Publish Articles

“More Information Isn’t Always Better: The Case of Voluntary Provision of Environmental Quality,” a paper by Professors of Economics Ann Owen, Julio Videras and Stephen Wu, was published in the July issue of the journal Economic Inquiry.  More ...

Michael Greenstone
MIT’s Michael Greenstone to Speak on Climate Change in Levitt Lecture

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Michael Greenstone will deliver a lecture titled “Will Adaptation Save us From Climate Change?” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The lecture, which begins the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center’s Sustainability series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Dukakis Center's Wisner Details Greece's Economic Woes

In the opening lines of his Levitt Center-sponsored talk David Wisner expressed the true nature of his chosen topic by pointing out how the title of his presentation, “The Crisis of the European Union and the future of Greece” could easily be flipped around and still capture the subject matter as “The Crisis of Greece and the future of the European Union.” During his lecture, Wisner would expand upon the international relationships present in the European economic crisis and paint a grim short-term picture for those involved, especially for Greece.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones Publishes Article on the Effects of Privatization

An article co-authored by Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, was published as a chapter in Volume 13 of Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms. “Insider Ownership and Firm Performance: Evidence from Bulgaria” was written with Mark Klinedinst, emeritus professor of economics at the University of Southern Mississippi.  More ...

Ann Owen
Christian Science Monitor Quotes Owen

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, spoke with The Christian Science Monitor for an article titled “Time to refinance your mortgage? Rates hit historic lows” published on Sept. 27. She discussed the current inflation rate as it relates to fixed-rate loan rates and how increased housing and mortgage demand might change borrowing rates. She also addressed the possible effect of Federal Reserve actions.  More ...

NYC Program students pose in front of Monet's "The path through the irises."
NYC Program Visits Metropolitan Museum of Art

Students participating in the fall 2012 New York City Program were fortunate to receive a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 5 as their first outing of the semester.  The excursion was guided by Richard Turnbell, chair of the Department of Art History at FIT.  The current program, led by Professor of Economics Christophre Georges, has 15 participants.  More ...

Pauline Wafula '13
Wafula ’13 Studies Correlation Between AIDS and Education in Kenya

Pauline Wafula ’13 became interested in HIV/AIDS research after writing a paper on anti-retroviral treatments of the disease in sub-Saharan Africa. Wafula, an economics major, has been awarded a Levitt Summer Research Fellowship to pursue further HIV/AIDS research with a focus on women in her native Kenya under the guidance of Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones Participates at International Economics Conference

Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, chaired a session on “The Dynamics of Variable Pay” at the 2012 International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP) Conference and Beyster Symposium July 13-14 at Rutgers University.  More ...

Ann Owen
Owen Interviewed for WSJ MarketWatch Article About Federal Reserve

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal MarketWatch article titled “One Fed tool that gives Wall Street heartburn.” The piece addressed a desire by some to reduce the interest rates paid to banks for reserves they leave at the Federal Reserve.  More ...

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