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Department Highlights: 2010-2011

Philip Green Wright, Double Jumbo and Inventor of IV Regression:
On October 3, 2011, the Department of Economics organized a special Wellington-Burnham event honoring our distinguished alum Philip Green Wright on the 150th anniversary of his birth. Philip Green Wright was a creative and path-breaking scholar, and the author of the first published use of Instrumental Variables regression, a central method in econometrics. Read more >

Gilbert E. Metcalf has been tapped as the next Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy in the Department of the Treasury beginning in June. Prof. Metcalf will lead the office responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing the Treasury Department's role in the domestic and international environment and energy agenda of the United States. Current priorities include implementing the G-20 commitment to phase-out fossil energy subsidies, negotiating financial elements related to the Cancun agreement, managing multilateral foreign assistance related to the environment, and supporting the administration's domestic clean energy initiatives. Metcalf will be on leave from Tufts while serving in government.

For more information regarding Gilbert Metcalf's appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Environment and Energy please download Greenwire's article "TREASURY: Tufts economics professor picked to lead energy office."

Wenyu Xiong, a joint quantitative economics and mathematics major, won an international competition and was invited by the Institute for New Economic Thinking to attend an international conference on Crisis and Renewal: International Political Economy at the Crossroads, April 8-11, 2011, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The competition had been announced in Professor Yannis Ioannides's classes. Congratulations, Wenyu!

Our Tufts Fed Challenge Team competed on November 15 at the Boston Federal Reserve against 19 colleges and universities from New England and finished 2nd. Congratulations to the team (John Atsalis, Tyler Cooper, Jay Joshi, and Will Schwartz) and their "coach" Chris McHugh on this outstanding job!"

Tufts Fed Challenge Team

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