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Faculty in the News: 2016-2017
Professor Margaret McMillan's work on structural change, productivity gains, and the puzzles of economic growth in developing African economies was recently highlighted in the
Free Exchange section of
The Economist 17 August, 2017.
Professor Yannis M. Ioannides delivered invited lectures at the
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 1, 2017, and at Waseda
University, Tokyo, June 8, 2017.
Economics affiliated professor, Michael
Schumacher-Matos, have launched a new public policy website
to provide clear and concise economic based policy and analyses.
Professor Marcelo Bianconi gave a keynote address to the XIX
SemeAd conference at the graduate school of business of the
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 9-11, 2016. He presented
his research program on exchange rate risk pricing and exposure of
publicly traded firms jointly with former Tufts students Marco
Sammon (currently at Northwestern-Kellog) and Zhe Jerry Cai
(currently at AIG, NY).
Professor Yannis Ioannides recently attended the International Scientific Conference
on "Social Interactions, Norms, and Development",
organized by the New Economic School, Moscow, October 21-22, 2016, where he
presented his paper
Social Networks and Inequality in an Intergenerational Context".
Professor Gilbert Metcalf has recently been appointed as
a university fellow at Resources For the Future (RFF),
a highly regarded environmental think-tank in Washington, DC. RFF
university fellows are outstanding
scholars at universities around the world who are appointed to establish closer working relationships
between RFF and the wider academic community. Congratulations to Gib.
The Economist has a special section on the World Economy, in advance of the
IMF/World Bank meetings that are being held soon. The article
(October 1, 2016), "The
good, the bad and the ugly", discusses Michael
Klein's work on capital controls
(Gates vs. Walls) in some depth.
The Economics Department is happy to announce that Assistant Professor
has been selected as the first holder of the James L. Paddock Junior Professor Chair in
International Economics, named in honor of former Fletcher School Professor of International Business,
James L. Paddock. We are very grateful to the alumni who funded this chair. It will provide
valuable support to junior faculty in Economics as well as facilitate joint research and teaching
with the Fletcher School faculty. Congratulations to Kelsey for this much-deserved honor!
Klein was mentioned in an article in the August 27, 2016 issue
of The Economist. The article,
out of three ain't bad", is the last in their series on important ideas in economics,
and is about international macroeconomics.
ClimateWire featured Professor Gilbert Metcalf's report
"Ending oil tax breaks saves money but not the environment"
Professor Gilbert Metcalf published an op-ed
piece in The Hill:
"To lead abroad on climate, repeal oil and gas tax breaks at home"
Professor Gilbert Metcalf recently wrote a paper
Impact of Removing Tax Preferences for U.S. Oil and Gas Production', which was quoted in
The New York Times' 'Do
Oil Companies Really Need $4 Billion Per Year of Taxpayers' Money?'
Press coverage for Laura Gee's "Social Networks and Labor Markets: How Strong Ties Relate to
the Labor Market Using Facebook's Social Network"
Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming.
The Economist featured Enrico Spolaore's research in an article about
who foresaw the backlash against globalization.
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