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News Archive - Page 11

  • Jun Ma, PhD '94, is the new chief economist of the People's Bank of China.

    Jun Ma will join the People's Bank of China as chief economist in its research bureau. Previously, he was Deutsche Bank AG's chief China economist. Ma holds a PhD in Economics from Georgetown University.

  • Third GCER-IZA Young Scholar Program set for September 21-26, 2014.

    IZA and the Georgetown Center of Economic Research (GCER) of Georgetown University's Economics Department are very pleased to announce the third IZA@DC Young Scholar Program which will take place from September 21 -- 26, 2014 at Georgetown University in Washington DC. The program is a joint effort by GCER and the IZA to bring outstanding PhD students to Washington, DC.

    The program encourages interaction between talented PhD students and labor economists located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. On each of the five days of the program a leading labor economist will present his/her frontier research. Students will be given the opportunity to collectively meet with each of the speakers and to discuss their own research. In addition the students will formally present their own research. They will also visit IZA Research Fellows located in Washington, DC at their home institutions. The program is designed for advanced PhD students from outside the US working in the field of labor economics with an interest in joint research projects with local universities or public institutions in the DC area. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 10 students.

    IZA Research Fellows located outside the US can nominate their PhD students by submitting a nomination statement, the student’s CV and research paper by April 20, 2014 using the online nomination form. If a grant for travel expenses is required, please indicate with the nomination and submit a short explanation. Acceptance decisions will be communicated by mid of June.

  • The 13th Annual Carroll Round is set to take place on April 10-13, 2014 at Georgetown University

    CRLogoThe Carroll Round Steering Committee cordially invites you to save the dates for the 13th Annual Carroll Round at Georgetown University. This year, the international economics conference will be April 10-13, 2014 with presentation sessions and speakers on that Friday and Saturday.

    A formal RSVP invitation will follow in the coming weeks with details.

    For more information on Carroll Round events, please visit our website at

  • Seventeenth Annual Razin Prize.

    James O'Brien
    The Graduate Committee is pleased to announce that James O'Brien has won the seventeenth annual competition for the Razin Prize, for his paper "Essays in Environmental and Development Economics." Congratulations to James and his dissertation advisor Arik Levinson.

    The award ceremony will be held on April 7th 2014, and will coincide with the annual Razin Lecture in Economic Policy by Assaf Razin (Cornell).

  • Professor Assaf Razin to deliver Razin Policy Lecture in April

    Assaf Razin
    GCER is pleased to announce that Assaf Razin, The Friedman Professor of International Economics at Cornell University will present the 2014 Razin Policy Lecture at Georgetown University. This year's Razin Lecture will take place on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 4:00 - 6pm at the ICC auditorium.

    Assaf Razin is a renowned economist whose work spans a wide range of issues and problems. Professor Razin is father of the late Ofair Razin in whose honor the Lecture is named. The Razin Lecture is to be accompanied by the awarding of the Razin Prize for best research paper by an advanced graduate student. Click here for more on the Razin Prize and Policy Lecture, its background, and history.