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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.
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|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."
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.
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!"
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