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Faculty in the News: 2014-2015
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!
Spolaore's article for Vox
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
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
interviewed by the Swiss press.
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.
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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
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
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.
Margaret McMillan was
interviewed by Tufts Now for the
"The Other Cost of Ebola".
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