Archives for "Economics"

Wednesday

January 26, 2011 12:03 pm

Economist Nathan Tefft explains how the recession has reduced traffic deaths

Writing in The Portland Press Herald, Assistant Professor of Economics Nathan Tefft and his colleague Chad Cotti of the University…

Tuesday

January 11, 2011 3:17 pm

Harvard economist visits to offer assessment of healthcare reform

Joseph Newhouse, a professor of health policy and management at Harvard University and founding director of the university’s doctoral program in that field, offers an assessment of the national healthcare reform enacted last year at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). The talk is sponsored by the Bates economics department and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, please call 207-786-6490.

Tuesday

December 7, 2010 8:42 am

Shirl Penney '99 creates Wall Street buzz with Dynasty startup

Wealth-management startup Dynasty Partners, with Shirl Penney ’99 as partner, president and CEO, has the Wall Street media buzzing that…

Thursday

December 2, 2010 12:17 pm

Daily Mirror profiles arts entrepreneur Dissanayake '09

The Daily Mirror of Sri Lanka profiles Sulo Dissanayake ’09, a native of Sri Lanka who majored in theater and…

Thursday

September 23, 2010 2:47 pm

Phi Beta Kappa lecture explores evolutionary model for human morality

Economist Herbert Gintis offers the lecture The Evolution of Morality, describing morality as a result of a dynamic cultural and genetic interplay, at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Wednesday

September 22, 2010 2:41 pm

Shalini Sharan '11 chosen as Wall Street Journal blogger

Bates’ own Shalini Sharan ’11 has been selected as one of this year’s “Hire Education” bloggers by The Wall Street Journal. The blogs are posted on the WSJ website by nine seniors at different colleges and universities around the United States as they finish their senior year and “look for work in a tough job market.”

Tuesday

May 11, 2010 1:40 pm

Lecture to examine role of illicit trade in American history

Peter Andreas, a professor of political science and international studies and the director of the International Relations Program at Brown University, gives the talk Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America at 4:15 p.m. Monday, May 17, in Bates College’s Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road, Room G21.

Tuesday

April 13, 2010 3:55 pm

In The Huffington Post, Sene '00 addresses Africa's economic 'missing middle'

In their co-written article in The Huffington Post, authors Lena Sene ’00 and J. Skyler Fernandes address Africa’s “missing middle,”…

Tuesday

March 23, 2010 12:15 pm

2010 Kroepsch award for teaching excellence goes to economics professor

2010 Kroepsch award for teaching excellence goes to economics professor

James Hughes, Thomas Sowell Professor of Economics at Bates College, has received the Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. Hughes has taught at Bates since 1992. He teaches microeconomic theory and economics as it intersects with law, labor, health, the environment and gender. His areas of research include labor, health, and law and economics.

Tuesday

January 5, 2010 1:54 pm

Sunday Times of Sri Lanka publishes essay by Watson recipient Dissanayake ’09

In the Sunday Times of Colombo, Sri Lanka, economics and theater major Sulochana Dissanayake ’09 writes about last July’s Grahamstown…