Economics alumnus Rick Garcia ´60, Current President of The National Academy of Bolivian Economic Sciences (Academia Nacional de Ciencias Económicas, ABCE) On September 5th, 2019, at the National Academy of Science in La Paz, Rick Garcia received congratulations from the International Community of National Academies, Universities, and High Learning Organizations of South America and Spain, … Read moreRick Garcia ´60, President of The National Academy of Bolivian Economic Sciences
Our colleague Joyce Jacobsen, Wesleyan’s Andrews Professor of Economics, was inaugurated on October 18 as the 29th president of Hobart College and 18th president of William Smith College. You can see her inauguration here (her speech starts at 49:00).
Prof. Ryuichiro Izumi organized a Nobel prize prediction contest in his Economics 302 (Macroeconomic Analysis) class, aiming that students get interested in recent developments and discussions in macro and other fields. Anna Yeo, a junior major, correctly predicted Esther Duflo to win the award.
Ryuichiro Izumi attended the Vienna Macro Café Conference on October 10-12 organized by the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, the Vienna Graduate School of Economics, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He presented his paper Opacity: Insurance and Fragility, and was chosen for the “Rookie of the year” award! Here is a photo … Read moreIzumi attends conference in Vienna and wins “Rookie of the Year” award
The Wesleyan Economics department is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018-19 Lebergott-Lovell prize. The department awards this prize for the best paper written for a course in the academic year that uses empirical techniques to analyze an economic problem and is named in honor of the late Stanley Lebergott and Michael Lovell, who … Read more2018-19 Lebergott-Lovell prize announcement
A summary Gillian Brunet’s dissertation, “Understanding the effects of fiscal policy: measurement, mechanisms, and lessons from history,” was published in the Journal of Economic History in June. A link is here. The dissertation was completed at the University of California, Berkeley and won the Economic History Association’s 2018 Allan Nevins Prize Competition.
The Economics Department is proud to announce the recipients of prizes for the 2018-19 academic year. Wilde Prize: In honor of Mr. Frazar B. Wilde, Chairman Emeritus of the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (died 1985), who throughout his professional career was keenly interested in not only the highest standards of responsible professionalism in business, but … Read moreEconomics Department prizes, 2019-20
Linda Mascaro received a Cardinal Achievement Award from the University for her outstanding work as the Economics Department’s Administrative Assistant. Economics faculty and students have long recognized that the department would not run without Linda; however, this year posed exceptional challenges, which she met with her customary grace and efficiency. During our two job … Read moreLinda Mascaro wins Cardinal Achievement award
David Kuenzel and Joslyn Barnhardt Trager, from the Government Department, have been awarded Wesleyan’s Carol A. Baker ’81 Memorial prize. The Carol Baker ’81 Memorial Prize was established in the Public Affairs Center in 1987 for the development and recognition of the accomplishments of junior faculty. It is awarded annually by the Dean of the … Read moreKuenzel wins Carol Baker ’81 Memorial Prize
Our own Joyce Jacobsen, Andrews Professor of Economics and Wesleyan’s provost, will be taking up the presidency of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. President Michael Roth shared this new with the community moments ago. Dear friends, It is with mixed emotions that I share the exciting news that … Read moreJacobsen to become president of Hobart and Willliam Smith