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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 ...

Kristin Stenerson '12
Kristin Stenerson '12 Finds Perfect Job Match at Deloitte

After Kristin Stenerson walked across the stage as a member of Hamilton’s Bicentennial class, she walked into her new position as a strategy and operations consultant for Deloitte, one of the world’s largest professional service employers. For Stenerson, a mathematics and economics major, the job at Deloitte is the culmination of years of hard work both inside and outside the classroom.  More ...

Kristin Stenerson '12
Kristin Stenerson '12 Finds Perfect Job Match at Deloitte

After Kristin Stenerson walked across the stage as a member of Hamilton’s Bicentennial class, she walked into her new position as a strategy and operations consultant for Deloitte, one of the world’s largest professional service employers. For Stenerson, a mathematics and economics major, the job at Deloitte is the culmination of years of hard work both inside and outside the classroom.  More ...

Julian Aronowitz '14
When Does a Financial Firm Become β€œToo Big to Fail?”

Whenever a financial institution nears bankruptcy and requests federal bailout funds, it often claims to be “too big to fail.” Unlike the Titanic’s designers who believed that she was too big to physically sink, financial executives hold no illusions about their firms’ lack of invincibility.  More ...

Erol Balkan
Balkan Discusses Occupy Wall Street Movement in Turkey

Professor of Economics Erol Balkan presented a paper titled “Occupy Wall Street!” on July 7 in an international symposium at Yildiz Technical University, Besiktas in Istanbul, Turkey. The symposium, “Veblen, Capitalism and Possibilities for a Rational Economic Order,” focused on central features of Veblen’s thought.  More ...

Max Schnidman '14
Schnidman ’14 Explores Virtual Worlds in Search of New Economic Markets

Max Schnidman ’14 received an Emerson Grant this summer to research virtual marketplaces. Schnidman first became interested in the idea of online markets when he came across the concept in a New York Times article about the video game Diablo III  last August.  According to the Times article, Diablo III would incorporate a virtual “auction house” where players could conduct exchanges between real dollars and in-game currency known as gold. Diablo III’s auction house is the first-ever sanctioned online marketplace where players can engage in real currency exchanges, and Schnidman believes that this development has potential implications for economic and social policy.  More ...

Ann Owen
Marketplace Quotes Owen on Federal Reserve Archive

In a light-hearted story on the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve, American Public Media’s Marketplace reporter David Gura quoted Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics for a segment titled "Nearing 100, Federal Reserve crowdsources its centennial."  Owen joined John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo, and Williams College economics professor Ken Kuttner in discussing the Fed's new archive.  More ...

Charlotte Beck
Four Retiring Professors Honored at Faculty Meeting

As is the custom at Hamilton, the Dean of Faculty recognizes retiring faculty and hosts a reception in their honor at the last faculty meeting of the academic year. On May 16, Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds honored four professors retiring this year: Professor of  Anthropology Charlotte Beck; Jim Bradfield, the Elias W. Leavenworth Professor of Economics; Professor of Government Ted Eismeier; and  Jay Williams ’54, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religious Studies. Following are the tributes Reynolds read.  More ...

Ann Owen
Reuters Quotes Owen in Federal Reserve Article

A Reuters article about the Federal Reserve’s recent efforts to provide greater transparency included comments by Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics Ann Owen. A former Federal Reserve Board of Governors economist, Owen said, "Often, opinions about the future course of the economy change quickly when it is at a turning point. Managing expectations about the future state of the economy can help it achieve its goals of full employment and price stability because expectations about the economy can be self-fulfilling.” The article, titled “Officials urge fuller Fed policy reports,” appeared on May 16 and appeared in many additional media outlets.  More ...

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