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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 ...

Kendall Weir '12
Only a Game Features Weir '12 and Wu NFL Study

Only A Game, an award-winning weekly sports magazine broadcast by National Public Radio, featured an interview with Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu about his and senior Kendall Weir’s study, “The Effects of Character on NFL Draft Status and Subsequent Performance.”  More ...

Emily Conover
Conover Presents at Vassar College

Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover presented the paper “Conditional Cash Transfers, Political Participation and Voting Behavior” at the Vassar College Economics Seminar Series on April 23. In the paper, Conover and co-authors evaluate the effect of enrollment in a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program on the intent to vote and on electoral choice.  More ...

Emily Conover
Conover Presents at Vassar College

Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover presented the paper “Conditional Cash Transfers, Political Participation and Voting Behavior” at the Vassar College Economics Seminar Series on April 23. In the paper, Conover and co-authors evaluate the effect of enrollment in a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program on the intent to vote and on electoral choice.  More ...

Julio Videras
Videras Publishes Paper in Contemporary Economic Policy

“Community Homogeneity and Revealed Preferences for Environmental Goods,” a paper by Associate Professor of Economics Julio Videras, was published in the April issue of the journal Contemporary Economic Policy.  More ...

Stephen Wu and Kendall Weir '12
AP Article Features Weir '12 and Wu Research

“A provocative new study suggests an almost surefire way for any GM to maximize the value of his pick: Choose a player who's already had a run-in with the law,” wrote Associated Press sports columnist Jim Lidke. His assertion referred to statistics reported in a thesis written by Kendall Weir ’12 under the direction of Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu. The article, "Undecided who to draft? Scan his rap sheet" was published on April 19 and has appeared in dozens of publications and media sites across the country.  More ...

Ann Owen
Reuters Quotes Owen in Federal Reserve Article

A Reuters article reflecting on the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s March meeting included comments by Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics Ann Owen, a former Federal Reserve Board of Governors economist. In the article titled "Fed tries to steer clear of controversial bond buys," she discussed what options the Fed might consider given the current state of the economy.   More ...

Derek Jones
Jones Publishes Article in International Journal

An article co-authored by Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics Derek Jones was published in the April issue of the International Journal of Human Resource Management.  More ...

Edward Glaeser
Urban Economist, Author Edward Glaeser to Lecture

Author Edward Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will give a lecture titled “Triumph of the City,” on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the chapel. The lecture, based on his 2011 book of the same name, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones Keynote Speaker at Venice Conference

Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics Derek Jones was an invited keynote speaker at a conference titled “Promoting the Understanding of Co-operatives for a Better World” on March 16 in Venice, Italy.  More ...

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