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Seminars and LecturesDornbush/Roby/Grey Seminar Series:
Including departmental, empirical, statistical, economic history and international econ seminars.
The most recent lecture was held Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The guest speaker was John O. Ledyard of California Institute of Technology.
The most recent McGee Lecture was Friday, April 5, 2013. The guest speaker was William Nordhaus of Yale University.
|NEW FACULTY: We are pleased to welcome Professor Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter, as well as new assistant professors Eun Jeong Heo and Alejandro Molnar.|
Professors Emeritus Atack and Maneschi were honored for their careers of scholarship and service at Commencement and at a reception and dinner hosted by the Department.
|GPED Director Dr. Kamal Saggi is an invited keynote speaker at the Tenth Annual International Conference on the Problems of Economic Development in the Modern World "Sustainable Development of Russian Regions: Russia and WTO".|
|An article by Kamal Saggi about the strengths of Foreign Direct Investment was recently published in the Indian Express.|
|John Weymark has been appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Department of Economics, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia.|
|Jeremy Atack gave the Presidential Address to the Economic History Association in Vancouver on September 22, 2012. His presentation was titled “GIS in Economic History: The American Transportation Revolution Revisited.”|
|GPED Director Dr. Kamal Saggi is an invited speaker at the 2012 Public Forum of the WTO at their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on September 24-26, 2012. The topic: "Is Multilateralism in Crisis?" Dr. Saggi will be speaking on the role of intellectual property in international trade. To view the program, click here.|
|Jeremy Atack has been elected a Fellow of the Cliometric Society in recognition of his many contributions to the field of Economic History. There are currently fewer than 20 Fellows worldwide, including two Nobel laureates.|
|The August 22nd issue of the Vanderbilt Hustler features professors Anderson, Getz, Rousseau and Weymark on the front cover. Click here to view the edition.|
Internationally acclaimed economics scholars attend first APET workshop in Brisbane, Australia. Leading international economics scholars are in Brisbane for the first workshop to be held in Australia by the Association for Public Economic Theory (APET). Chair of the program committee, Professor Flavio Menezes said hosting the workshop in Australia reflected the research strengths and international reputation of the University of Queensland's School of Economics. Public and Private Partnerships (PPPs) is the theme of the 2012 APET Workshop, co-hosted by APET and the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Economics at Tangalooma Island Resort, from June 25-26. Click here to read more.
|The 13th annual Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) conference, hosted by Academia Sinica, was held in Taipei, June 11-14th and marked the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Academia Sinica. The events began with a lecture by Professor Maskin. There were approximately 300 participants, including many from the US and Europe. The main executive officers of APET are Professors John Conley and Myrna Wooders, both based at VU. For further information about APET, see http://www.apet.org. To view a press release of the conference, click here. To view the conference program, click here. (Photo:Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin, Harvard University; Myrna Wooders, President of APET and Professor, VU; Dr. Chi-Huey Wong, President of Academia Sinica.|
|Moto Shintani has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Japanese Economic Association’s Nakahara Prize, which is awarded to a Japanese economist under the age of 45 who has successfully published internationally well-recognized papers. For a list of previous winners, see: http://www.jeaweb.org/eng/AwardsNakahara.html|
|Mario Crucini has been elected President of the International Economics and Finance Society, a professional association of economists founded in 1992. He will serve a two-year term beginning in January 2013.|
|Andrew Daughety has been appointed to the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Economics.|