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Ann Owen
Owen Discusses Federal Reserve Decisions Today at Noon on WAMC

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, will discuss the Federal Reserve and how the decisions it makes are focused on improving our economy, today (Dec. 1) at noon on WAMC, Northeast public radio (90.3 FM).   More ...

Fed Challenge participants Mallory Dawson, Thomas Cheeseman, Matt Poterba, Chris Shi, Dan Bartus.
Monetary Policy Students Advance to Final Round of Fed Challenge

Students in Hamilton's Monetary Policy class traveled to the New York Federal Reserve Bank on Nov. 16 and competed in the semi-final round of the Fed Challenge in the morning, advancing to the final round in the afternoon.  They were awarded an Honorable Mention for their performance overall and were recognized with a special award for "best teamwork."  More ...

Emily Conover
Conover Presents at NEUDC Conference

Assistant Professor of Economics Emily Conover presented a paper titled “The Impact of Receiving SMS Price and Weather Information in Colombia’s Agricultural Sector” at the Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference Nov. 12-13 at Yale University. The conference is a major forum in development economics.  More ...

Stephen Wu
Wu Co-Authors Paper in Review of Economics and Statistics

Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu's paper "Well-Being Across America" (co-authored with Andrew Oswald, University of Warwick) has been published in the November 2011 issue of the Review of Economics and Statistics (volume 93, number 4, pages 1118-1134).  More ...

Christina Romer
Economist Christina Romer Details Recovery Act

Economist Christina Romer gave a talk titled “What Do We Know About Fiscal Policy? Separating Evidence From Ideology” on Nov. 7 as a guest of the Levitt Center.  Romer was chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in the Obama administration, from Jan. 2009 until Sept. 2010. Currently, she is the Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California Berkeley.  More ...

Program in New York students visit Citigroup.
NYC Program Students Visit Citigroup

Students in Hamilton’s Program in New York City recently attended a breakfast hosted by alumni at Citigroup, giving them a chance to informally connect with alumni in the industry.  Citi’s banking offices are located in Tribeca, not too far from Hamilton’s apartments in Battery Park City. The event was hosted by  alumni Jeffrey Schackner ‘89 and Peter Tague ‘88.  More ...

Christina Romer
UC-Berkeley Economist to Lecture on Effects of Fiscal Policy

Christina Romer, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration (2009-2010) will give a lecture titled “What Do We Know about the Effects of Fiscal Policy? Separating Evidence from Ideology,” on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Economist Jeffrey Sachs
NY Program Students Attend Lecture by Economist Jeffrey Sachs

The Hamilton students in NYC attended a lecture by renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs titled “The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity” on Oct. 25.  Sachs is the Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, professor of health policy and management, and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and special advisor the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  More ...

From left, the Fed Challenge Travel Team: Seniors Mallory Dawson, Thomas Cheeseman, Matt Poterba, Chris Shi, Dan Bartus.
Monetary Policy Students Advance to Semi-Finals in Fed Challenge

Students in Professor of Economics Ann Owen's course in Monetary Policy won their bracket in the Fed Challenge in New York City on Friday, Oct. 28.  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 ...

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