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Greg Casey '09
Casey ’09 Presents at Hamilton-Colgate Economics Seminar

Gregory Casey ’09 returned to campus on April 15 to participate in a seminar series sponsored jointly by the economics departments at Hamilton and Colgate University. He presented a talk titled “Instrumental Variables in the Long Run,” a joint project done with Marc Klemp of the University of Copenhagen.  More ...

Wharton's Jensen Discusses Gender Bias

Robert Jensen, professor of economics and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, gave a Levitt Center- sponsored talk on April 21 about the gender bias in developing countries. In particular, he focused on the economic and cultural implications of preferences toward male children in India.  More ...

Ramon Villalona and Rashveena Rajaram
AIG, Citigroup & Deutsche Bank Alumni Host Students in NYC

The morning sky was still dark as 32 students walked up the Hill and boarded a bus to New York City on April 9. They were on their way to meet with alumni at the asset management/insurance institution AIG and two investment banks, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, to learn more about careers in finance.  More ...

Ramon Villalona and Rashveena Rajaram
NYC Trip Offers Taste of Positions in Finance

With graduation approaching, it may seem unusual that two senior economics majors have organized a trip to New York City for underclass students to meet with alumni executives at various financial institutions. Ramon Villalona and Rashveena Rajaram, co-presidents of Hamilton’s Finance Club, plan to expand their classmates’ vision of their career options  and assist them in making contacts  during this day-long event.   More ...

Ann Owen
Owen Featured on American Public Media's Marketplace

American Public Media’s Marketplace broadcast on March 10 began with an examination of the differences between our country’s Federal Reserve policies as compared with other nations. The first commentator in the segment, titled A Transatlantic Central Banking Policy Disparity, was Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, who observed, “Europe has not recovered as well as the U.S. has from the crisis. European monetary policy needs to be more aggressive.”  More ...

Sharif Shrestha '17
Sharif Shrestha ’17 Chosen to Present Project at CGI U

Sharif Shrestha ’17 is one of five students who will be recognized at the opening plenary session of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), April 1 through 3, at the University of California, Berkeley. Shrestha will present a brief summary of his Commitment to Action project Herbs Cooperative for Economic Empowerment.  More ...

Balkan Publishes Turkish Edition of Book

The Turkish language edition of Reproducing Class: Education, Neoliberalism, and the Rise of the New Middle Class in Istanbul by Professor of Anthropology emeritus Henry Rutz and Professor of Economics Erol Balkan was published on Feb. 3.  More ...

CGI U participants from left Tsion Tesfaye '16, Leonard Kilekwang '16, Sharif Shrestha '17, Emily Moschowits '16 and  Andy Chen '16.  Aleksandra Bogoevska and Alexandru Hirsu are studying abroad this semester.
Seven Selected for Clinton Global Initiatives University

Seven Hamilton students have been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) that will take place in April 1-3 at the University of California, Berkeley. Aleksandra Bogoevska ’17, Andy Chen ’16, Leonard Kilekwang ’16, Alexandru Hirsu ’17, Emily Moschowits ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17 and Tsion Tesfaye ’16 will attend. Shrestha and Tesfaye were among four Hamilton students who participated in last year’s CGI U in Miami.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones Gives “Body of Work” Presentation at Rutgers

Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, discussed his career’s work in a keynote body of work presentation on Jan. 11 during a workshop at Rutgers University.  More ...

Ann Owen
Marketplace Features Owen Interview

A Dec. 22 American Public Media Marketplace broadcast titled “How 2 percent GDP growth looks in the real economy” featured an interview with Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics. Owen commented on the relatively small gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate, observing that typically, after a recession caused by a financial crisis, growth tends to be slow initially.  More ...

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