WAMC's Academic Minute Features Wu

Stephen Wu
Stephen Wu

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu on Monday, Aug. 23, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. The new program airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m at 90.3 FM in the Clinton area.

According to WAMC’s website, the Academic Minute program “features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what’s new and exciting in the academy with topics ranging from updates on groundbreaking scientific research to an explanation of how the board game Monopoly can help explain the economic recession.” WAMC is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

Wu’s topic, The Economics of Happiness, addresses the relationship between subjective and objective measurements of happiness. Wu with Andrew J. Oswald of Warwick University, published a study “Objective Confirmation of Subjective Measures of Human Well-being: Evidence from the USA,” in Science magazine last year.

The next Hamilton professor to be heard on the program is Professor of Anthropology Emeritus Douglas Raybeck on Sept. 16.

Among the other colleges and universities that have participated in this program are Williams, Amherst, Middlebury, Mt. Holyoke, Columbia, Brown, Skidmore, Duke, Rensselaer and Vassar.

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