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More pictures from the London Economics Study Group with Professor Michl

By Department of Economics on April 14, 2014

The London Economics Study Group recently traveled to Glasgow, Scotland and visited a historic Scottish warship and the world’s first classroom for children and shared pictures of Professor Tom Michl at the locations they visited.

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Recent publications by economics faculty

By ECONOMICS DEPT on April 11, 2014

Several of our faculty have  had papers accepted for publication recently:

Professor Michael O’Hara has four recent publications appear in print. “Pulling Econometrics Students Up by Their Bootstraps” just appeared in the  Journal of Economic Education 45(2): 121-130. “Empirical identification of perceived congestion” recently appeared in Empirical Economics 45(3): 1167 – 1187, 2013.  Also, “Nonparametric Generalized Least Squares in Applied Regression Analysis” (with C. Parmeter) was published in Pacific Economic Review 18(4): 456 – 474, 2013. “Do Actions Speak As Loud As Words? Commitments to “Going Green” on Campus” (with P. Sirianni) was recently published in Contemporary Economic Policy 32(2): 503-519 (2014).

Professor Bob Turner has a new published article:  “Valuation of Cultural and Natural Resources in North Cascades National Park: Results From a Tournament-Style Contingent Choice Survey” which recently appeared in SAGE Open 2014:4: 1–9. The paper is co-authored with Colgate alum Blake Willmarth. Professor Turner also published: “Using Contingent Choice Surveys to Inform National Park Management,” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (February 2013).

Matt Jaremski, Assistant Professor, has written “Sales and Firm Entry: The Case of Wal-Mart” (co-authored with PJ Glandon), which is forthcoming in the Southern Economic Journal.  His paper entitled “National Banking’s Role in U.S. Industrialization, 1850-1900,” is forthcoming in the Journal of Economic History.

Professors Takao Kato and Chad Sparber recently published a paper in the Review of Economics and Statistics: “Quotas and Quality: The Effect of H-1B Visa Restrictions on the Pool of Prospective Undergraduate Students from Abroad,” 95 (1): 109-126, March 2013.

Professors Nicole Simpson and Chad Sparber have a paper that recently appeared in the Southern Economic Journal: The Short- and Long-Run Determinants of Unskilled Immigration into U.S. States.” 80(2): 414-438, October 2013.

Zijun Luo, Visiting Assistant Professor, has a recent paper forthcoming in the Journal of Population Economics: “Endogenous Division Rules as a Family Constitution: Strategic Altruistic Transfer and Sibling Competition,” (with Yang-Ming Chang).  He also has another paper entitled “Choosing between Order-of-Entry Assumptions in Empirical Entry Models: Evidence from Competition between Burger King and McDonald’s Restaurant Outlets,” (with Philip Gayle) which is forthcoming in the Journal of Industrial Economics.

Pictures from the Spring 2014 London Economics Study Group with Professor Michl

By Department of Economics on March 7, 2014

Professor Tom Michl is enjoying his time in London with the Spring 2014 Study Group.  These pictures are taken in The Economist Plaza. Click here to find out more about the London Economics Study Group. The 15 Colgate students are taking three Economics courses and a theater class, and will participate in a part-time internship at the end of the semester. Hope you are all enjoying your time abroad!

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Economics Faculty-Student Happy Hour on Feb 28

By ECONOMICS DEPT on February 28, 2014

All Economics majors are invited to the

Department of Economics Student-Faculty Happy Hour

Friday, February 28th 

from 4-6pm

at Donovan’s Pub

Economics Department Hires Two New Tenure-Stream Faculty for 2014-2015

By ECONOMICS DEPT on February 28, 2014

The Economics Department is happy to announce that two faculty were recently hired:

  • Professor Ayse Sapci, who has been at Colgate this year as a visiting professor, will join us as an assistant professor in macroeconomics.  Prof Sapci completed her PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
  • Professor Rich Higgins  will join us as an assistant professor in macroeconomics in Fall 2014. Prof Higgins is completing his PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon.

Economics alumnus Evan Berman ’10 is founder of Frava

By ECONOMICS DEPT on December 20, 2013

Colgate alumnus and economics major Evan Berman ’10 is the founder of Frava, a caffeinated juice made with green coffee beans. Frava is short for fruit+ java. The company was founded in 2013. Take a look at this recent feature in the Colgate Scene about his success story.

Keep up the good work, Evan!

Tackling the College Fed Challenge

By ECONOMICS DEPT on December 2, 2013
Students pose for a group shot in business attire.

L to R: Michael Mangravite ’14, Sara DiMassimo ’14, Erin Fett ’14, Lydia Mesler ’15, and Zach Pitkowsky ’15

Great job to our Fed Challenge 2013 team!

Read the full press release for more information.

Economics Student-Faculty Happy Hour scheduled for Friday, December 6th

By ECONOMICS DEPT on December 2, 2013

Fed Challenge team prepares for competition

By ECONOMICS DEPT on October 11, 2013

Colgate’s Fed Challenge team recently traveled to New York City to attend an orientation. The Fed Challenge is a national competition in which teams of college students prepare monetary policy recommendations to their regional Fed bank. The winners advance to the national competition at the Board of Governors in Washington DC. The team’s first round of competition is in early November in New York City.

The highlight of the day was having lunch with Chris Burke, Colgate ’80, who works at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Current students Zach Pitowsky (’15), Erin Fett (’14), Mike Mangravite (’14), and Sara DiMassimo (’14) enjoyed the fancy lunch at the Fed and their conversation with Burke.  Thanks to Chris for hosting them, and good luck team!

Article by Will Betz (Colgate ’13) and Professor Nicole Simpson gets published

By ECONOMICS DEPT on August 13, 2013

A recent article by recent Colgate graduate Will Betz and Professor Nicole Simpson was published by the IZA Journal of Migration and gathered some attention on Europpblog, the European Politics and Policy Blog produced by the London School of Economics Public Policy Group. The paper is entitled “The Effects of International Migration on the Well-Being of Native Populations in Europe.” Betz graduated in May with High Honors in Economics, and recently started a position with Analysis Group in Boston. Congratulations, Will!