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Faculty in the News: 2013-2014
was quoted in
U.S. News on why electricity prices are so high in New England.
presentation on the political economy of institutional integration
at an international conference in Furnas (Azores) was covered in the
Portuguese press and
co-authored an article on the economics of secessions for
Corriere della Sera, one of Italy's largest newspapers.
Enrico Spolaore's research on size of countries and
federalism featured in
Yannis Ioannides was
quoted in the Boston Globe in the article
"Why Can't Greece Shake
It's Corruption Problem?"
Yannis Ioannides was recently quoted in the
"Greece's do-or-die moment".
recently testified before the Senate Committee on Finance at its
hearing on Reforming America's Outdated Energy Tax Code. In his
prepared statement, Metcalf made the case for a carbon tax as the
centerpiece of national energy policy. In the absence of a national
carbon pricing plan, Metcalf argued for a streamlined system of
technology neutral tax credits and the elimination of special tax
preferences for the oil and gas industry.
See his testimony >
We are happy to announce that
Margaret McMillan of Tufts
University and IFPRI and
William Masters from Tufts were the recipients of the
prestigious 2014 Agriculture and Applied Economics
Association (AAEA) "Publication of Enduring Quality" Award.
This honor was presented to both based on the enduring impact of
their article titled "Climate
and Scale in Economic Growth", which was published in the
Journal of Economic Growth in 2001.
Read the blog >
Margaret McMillan was recently quoted in the
Los Angeles Times in the article 'U.S.
moves to cash in on African economic promise.'
Forbes' coverage on
Gilbert Metcalf's recent talk at the Peterson Institute on
plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
'The Myth of de-industrialization in sub-Saharan Africa' was
recently featured in “This is Africa.”
Margaret McMillan had two of her
papers cited in a recent
New York Times op-ed piece by Thomas Edsall, reviewing the evidence that trade with
low-wage countries is one source of the wage erosion and lost employment among low-skill
manufacturing workers in the US.
Tufts University Arts & Sciences News regarding economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Enrico Spolaore's research on the political economy of borders and
secessions covered in
The Financial Times.
Enrico Spolaore's research on the diffusion of economic development
The Financial Times publication 'This is Africa'
published an op-ed piece by
Professor Margaret McMillan, arguing that Africa is
undergoing a quiet revolution that bodes well for the future of
economic growth in Africa.
Read the piece.
Additionally, Professor McMillan, together with the African
Center for Economic Transformation, organized a conference in
Nairobi on 'The Quest for Economic Transformation in Africa'. At
the conference, leading academics, entrepreneurs and
policymakers gathered to discuss challenges and opportunities
for economic transformation in Africa.
about the conference.
Metcalf was interviewed on the Obama Administration's
decision to curtail funding for coal projects through
international aid and development institutions.
Read the article.
Marcelo Bianconi's research
on the risk factors and value-at-risk of
nonrenewable energy sector companies has been
in the Chicago Policy Review.
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