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Special Events Archives: 2014-2015

Economics Professor of the Year Luncheon
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Braker 113

Tufts Economics Society will be hosting the annual Economics Professor of the Year luncheon Thursday, 30 April at Noon in Braker 113. All Tufts economics majors (intended and declared) are invited to the luncheon.

Schwarzman Scholars - Global Leadership for the 21st Century
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Tisch 304

Attend to learn more about Schwarzman Scholars.

2015 Birger Lecture
Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:00-7:30 p.m.
51 Winthrop Street Hall
*A reception will take place immediately after lecture in 51 Winthrop Street Hall.

The 2015 Birger Lecture brings you Asim Khwaja. Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Co-Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD). His areas of interest include economic development, finance, education, political economy, institutions, and contract theory/mechanism design. His research combines extensive fieldwork, rigorous empirical analysis, and microeconomic theory to answer questions that are motivated by and engage with policy. It has been published in the leading economics journals, such as the American Economic Review, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and has received coverage in numerous media outlets such as the Economist, NY Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera, BBC, and CNN. His recent work ranges from understanding market failures in emerging financial markets to examining the private education market in low-income countries. He was selected as a Carnegie Scholar in 2009 to pursue research on how religious institutions impact individual beliefs. Asim Khwaja will present "Let's Stop Giving Money to Only Those with Money: Using Psychometrics to Unleash Global Finance".

Advancing the Frontiers of Citizenship, Finance and Enterprise
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:00-5:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Hall, Tisch College

The practice of "impact investing" - which is defined as financial investments that are intentionally crafted to generate both financial and social returns – has been expanding rapidly in the U.S. and globally in the past decade under the leadership of major foundations, leading universities, social finance NGOs, and pioneering investment banks, including JP Morgan & Chase and Goldman Sachs. Click here for more information and to register for this event.

Department of Economics Open House: Majors Week Event
Thursday, February 26, 2015
12:00-1:15 pm
Braker Hall, Rm. 222

Thinking about a major in Economics? Faculty from the Economics Department will be available with information and departmental literature on majors and minors available, finding an advisor, studying abroad, and declaring a major. Light refreshments will be served.

2014 Wellington Burnham Lecture
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
4:30-6:00 p.m.
51 Winthrop Street Hall
*A reception will take place immediately after lecture.

The 2014 Wellington Burnham Lecture brings you Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, Sir Christopher Pissarides. Christopher Pissarides is the Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a Professor of European Studies at the University of Cyprus and Chairman of the Council of National Economy of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Sir Pissarides will present "Monetary and Fiscal Policies and the Labor Market in the Eurozone".