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Faculty in the News: 2014-2015

  • Listen to Yannis Ioannides' audio interview "Greek Government Resigns after Accepting Bailout" for The Takeaway (WNYC.org and NPR).

  • Yannis Ioannides was quoted by James Surowiecki's "How Can Greece Take Charge?" in The New Yorker.

  • Recent opinion pieces of Fletcher Professor of International Economics Michael Klein:

  • Economics Faculty Awarded Neubauer and Bernstein Faculty Fellowships:
    Assistant Professor Alan Finkelstein-Shapiro has been named a Neubauer Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor Kelsey Jack has been named a Bernstein Faculty Fellow. Both of these honors are awarded competitively among and recognize both the scholarly record to date and the high promise for future scholarship of Professors Jack and Finkelstein-Shapiro. Congratulations to both!

  • Read Enrico Spolaore's article for Vox (voxeu.org), "Monnet's chain reaction and the future of Europe", regarding European integration.

  • Gilbert E. Metcalf, Professor of Economics, was recently named to a National Academies of Sciences committee to review and assess the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E was established in 2009 for the stated purpose of funding energy technology projects by "identifying and promoting revolutionary advances in fundamental and applied sciences; translating scientific discoveries and cutting-edge inventions into technological innovations; and accelerating transformational technological advances in areas that industry by itself is not likely to undertake because of technical and financial uncertainty." The committee will issue a final report in two years detailing its findings, conclusions, and recommendations, including suggestions for improvements in ARPA-E, lessons learned from the operation of ARPA-E that may apply to other U.S. Department of Energy programs, and factors that Congress should take into consideration in determining the future of ARPA-E.

  • Gilbert Metcalf was quoted in the New York Times article "U.S. Leaves the Markets Out in the Fight Against Carbon Emissions."

  • Enrico Spolaore presented his research on European integration at the 45th St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland and was interviewed by the Swiss press.

  • Ujjayant Chakravorty met President Aquino of the Phiippines and presented his edited book "Sustainable Economic Development" at the Malacanang Palace in May. The President wrote a blurb for the back cover of the book. (Click photo to view larger version)

  • On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, our own Gib Metcalf will receive this year's Tufts Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is given annually to a Tufts faculty member in recognition of outstanding research and scholarship. While the Research Awards Committee honored Professor Metcalf specifically for his work in energy and environmental policy, it is noted that his writings have addressed a wide range of additional topics, including investment incentives, consumption taxes, and econometric theory. Professor Metcalf is the second member of the Economics Department to receive this award. The previous recipient is Professor Yannis Ioannides.

  • Gilbert E. Metcalf was recently named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Advisory Panel on Economy-Wide Modeling of the Benefits and Costs of Environmental Regulation. The 23 member panel will provide review of the EPA's modeling and ability to measure full regulatory impacts and to make recommendations on the use of economy-wide modeling frameworks to characterize the social costs, benefits, and economic impacts of air regulations with the aim of improving benefit-cost and economic impact analyses used to inform decision-making at the agency.

  • Gilbert Metcalf was recently quoted in the Boston Globe article "Jack up the federal gas tax now."

  • Melissa McInerney is one of just seven scholars recently selected for a highly competitive 2015 Department of Labor Scholars grant. Professor McInerney's work investigates a puzzle in labor market data. While Hispanic workers experience higher rates of on-the-job accidents, prior estimates from survey microdata suggest that Hispanic workers have lower rates of receiving compensation for such injuries. Congratulations Professor McInerney!

  • Margaret McMillan was interviewed by Tufts Now for the article "The Other Cost of Ebola".

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