Archives for "Economics"

Friday

February 27, 2009 3:09 pm

Bates students to take part in D.C. energy demonstration

Fifty Bates College students are among an estimated 10,000 young people from around the United States who will gather in the nation’s capital on Feb. 27 for a four-day summit supporting immediate action on climate, energy and economic issues.

Friday

February 27, 2009 3:03 pm

Cornell professor to discuss global food crisis and poverty

Cornell University professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen offers a lecture about the impacts of globalization on poverty, food security and nutrition.

Wednesday

February 11, 2009 3:52 pm

It's everyday lower (and lower) prices on Bates junior's auction site

A Bates junior has made news by turning the conventional model of online auctions upside down. Elliot Moskow of Coral Springs, Fla., is the chairman and CEO of Pricefalls.com.

Friday

January 30, 2009 3:11 pm

Duties, lessons and opportunities at 60

In The Providence Journal, Dan Doyle ’72, who turned 60 on Jan. 14, commented about becoming a septugenerian Baby Boomer

Wednesday

January 21, 2009 12:00 pm

Prominent bailout critic to speak at Bates

Jeffrey Miron, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in Harvard University’s economics department, presents a lecture titled “Bankruptcy or Bailout: A Libertarian Perspective on the Financial Crisis”.

Monday

January 19, 2009 10:02 am

Bates study: Accept Somali work experience for GED, language skills

The largest barrier to employment for many new Somali residents of Lewiston and Auburn is a lack of English language skills, according to a new report by a Bates College research group. Somali respondents also voiced frustration that a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is often required as a minimum qualification for most entry-level jobs, regardless of prior job experience. The GED certifies that an individual has American high school-level academic skills.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 4:16 pm

Where Credit Is Due

The lessons go beyond economics when an entire department helps students sort out the credit crisis.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 3:21 pm

The Rice Stuff

Rice is a managing director at BlackRock, the country’s largest publicly traded mutual fund manager. Within the volatile confines of the energy market, Rice is a star. His portfolios top out at just over $8 billion and his most recognized asset, the firm’s $1.4 billion Global Resources mutual fund, has soared right alongside the increasing prices of natural gas, coal, and oil.

Saturday

November 1, 2008 11:46 am

What's the Dam Point?

Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis’ scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.

Wednesday

October 8, 2008 12:00 pm

Senate ads misplace blame for fiscal crisis

The Portland Press Herald interviewed David Aschauer, the College’s Elmer Campbell Professor of Economics, to gauge the accuracy of political advertisements being rolled out during Maine’s U.S. Senate race between Rep. Tom Allen, a Democrat, and Sen. Susan Collins, the Republican incumbent.