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!
Several of our faculty have had papers accepted for publication recently:
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.
Michael O’Hara has two recent publications appear in print. “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.
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.
Professor Bob Turner has a recent publication: “Using Contingent Choice Surveys to Inform National Park Management” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (February 2013). He also has a newly accepted paper “Valuation of Cultural and Natural Resources in North Cascades National Park: Results from a Tournament-Style Contingent Choice Survey”, forthcoming in SAGE Open.
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.
All Economics majors are invited to the
Department of Economics Student-Faculty Happy Hour
Friday, February 28th
at Donovan’s Pub
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.
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!
Great job to our Fed Challenge 2013 team!
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!
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!