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News Archive - Page 22

  • Inaugural GCER Alumni Conference held at Georgetown.

    Professor Reinhart at the Alumni Conference

    Keynote Speaker Carmen Reinhart Presents Data on "Financial Repression"

    The Inaugural GCER Alumni Conference was held on June 2-3 at Georgetown University. The conference, organized largely by former PhD students from Georgetown, featured research presented by many prominent economists including former Georgetown students who now hold faculty and scholarly positions at universities and research institutions world-wide.

    The conference's Keynote speech was delivered by Professor Carmen M. Reinhart,Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics. Professor Reinhart spoke about her latest paper on financial repression which evaluates the consequences of restrictive interest rate policies by governments.

  • Harvard and NYU Scholars to be featured speakers at Annual Mini-Conference on Poltical Economy.

    Professors Pande and Wantchekon

    The Annual Mini-Conference on Political Economy will take place on Wednesday, April 27 from 2:30pm – 5:30pm in the Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street. This year's talks are:

    "Do Informed Voters Make Better Choices? Experimental Evidence from India," by Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

    "Deliberative Electoral Campaigns and Transition from Clientelism: Evidence from Benin," by Leonard Wantchekon, Professor of Politics and Economics, New York University.

    The event is jontly sponsored by GCER, the Departments of Economics and Government, and the School of Foreign Policy. For further details, see GCER's Monthly Calendar.

  • Esther Duflo to Speak on "Poor Economics" at Georgetown in April.

    Esther Duflo, a development economist at MIT and one of the leading experts in the field of program evaluation will speak about her new book Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty on April 26.

    The Lecture, Reception, and Book Signing takes place on Tuesday, April 26, 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. in the Rafik B. Hariri Building (Business School)

  • ECB Board Member Defends the Euro in Georgetown Economics Conference.

    In a panel hosted by GCER's Matthew Canzoneri, European Central Bank Executive Board member Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo defended the Euro at a recent conference on Spanish economy held at Georgetown University. The event was picked up by many in the financial press, including Reuters , The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg.

  • Tenth Carroll Round Schedule Announced.

    Last year's Carroll Round participants

    The Carroll Round, the only undergraduate conference for International Economics, is hosted annually at Georgetown University and will be held Thursday, April 14 through Sunday, April 17 this year. The conference provides top undergraduate students from around the world the unique opportunity to present and discuss their research with other students, professors, and policy-makers. This year's featured speakers are Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati. For further information about the conference, please visit: Carroll Round