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Balkan Publishes Book

The Turkish edition of The Neoliberal Landscape and the Rise of Islamic Capital in Turkey, co-authored by Professor of Economics Erol Balkan, was recently published by Yordam Books in Istanbul. Balkan’s co-authors were Nesecan Balkan and Ahmet Oncu.  More ...

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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 ...

Middle East and Islamic Studies Program Approved

Concurrent with the Middle East’s growing role in international politics, student interest in that part of the world has been expanding. In response to both, the faculty approved an interdisciplinary program and minor in Middle East and Islamic World Studies at its May 1 meeting.  More ...

Peter Tague '88 takes questions from students in Erol Balkan's International Finance class.
Investment Banker Peter Tague '88 Traces Career Path for Balkan Class

Peter Tague ’88 delivered a talk to Professor Erol Balkan’s International Finance class on April 12 in KJ.  A lifetime investment banker, Tague was recently promoted to the position of global head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for Citigroup, and is also a vice chairman of the firm. Tague covered a myriad of topics for the class, ranging from the current crises in Greece and the greater Eurozone to how a typical M&A transaction works, and even attempted to answer the question, “Will China take over the world?”  More ...

Rob Morris '76 speaks to Erol Balkan's International Finance class on March 1.
Morris '76 and Bedford '76 Talk Global Economics With Balkan's Students

As Hamilton’s trustees gathered this past week on the Hill for their meetings, two alumni took the opportunity to speak with a select group of students about career paths, life, and the state of the global economy. Rob Morris ’76 and Henry Bedford ’76 spoke to students in Professor Erol Balkan’s International Finance course on March 1 and 2, respectively, providing perspective on topics relevant to the class’s course material.  More ...

Program in NYC students with David Backus '75 and Professor Erol Balkan at NYU's Stern School of Business.
David Backus '75 Hosts NYU Lecture for NYC Program

The students on Hamilton’s NYC program attended a lecture at NYU’s Stern School of Business, hosted by David Backus ’75, a professor of economics at Stern. The lecture covered topics from foreign exchange to the European crisis to the current fiscal problems facing the United States.  More ...

NYC program students with panelists, seated from left, Harold Bogle, Jennifer Murphy Hill, Susan Skerritt, Andrew Taylor.
NY Program Students, Alumni Gather for Wall St. Association Event

Hamilton’s semi-annual Wall Street Association meeting on Oct. 5 featured a discussion on the current state of the capital markets with a panel of alumni experts. The event at the Racquet and Tennis Club was moderated by Susan Skerritt K’77, P’11,  of The Bank of New York Mellon. Panelists include Harold Bogle ’75, P’14, Credit Suisse; Andrew Taylor ’88, JP Morgan Chase Co.; and Jennifer Murphy Hill ’87,  Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  More ...

Professor Erol Balkan and Program in NY students at the Bowery Mission.
NY Program Students Volunteer at Bowery Mission

It’s inevitable that at times we can get down on ourselves, daunted by the prospect of what lies ahead. The threat of a double dip recession, prolonged unemployment after graduation, or even just a bad grade on a homework assignment can darken one’s outlook. At these moments, it's important to put things into perspective, as Hamilton Program in New York students learned on Oct. 1 while volunteering at the Bowery Mission, the oldest such establishment in New York City.
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Mao Ding '14
Mao Ding ’14 Research Examines Chinese Real Estate Market

For the past several years, the economic downturn has been making headlines, and so it seems uncommon to study a market specifically for its stability. Yet this is precisely how Mao Ding ’14, a recipient of a 2011 Emerson Summer Grant, plans to spend his summer, researching the reasons behind the surprising steadiness of the Chinese real estate market, which was expected to collapse in 2008 or 2009.  More ...

Andrew Metz '91
CBS 60 Minutes Producer Metz '91 Speaks on Middle East
“I don’t feel worthy of speaking to an economics class. I was a history major,” began CBS 60 Minutes producer and Hamilton alumnus Andrew Metz ’91. Formerly a reporter with Newsday covering the Middle East, Metz shared his experiences and observations on the region in Professor of Economics Erol Balkan’s Political Economics of the Middle East class on Tuesday, May 5. More ...
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