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News Archive - Page 22

  • 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

  • Research by GCER Fellow William Jack featured in NY Times Freakonomics Blog.

    A new paper by GCER Fellow William Jack and co-author Tavneet Suri of MIT examining mobile banking in Kenya was recently featured in the NY Times Freakonomics Blog. This is the second time that Jack's research on Kenya was picked up by the popular NY Times blog. The first reported last year on a field experiment by Jack and co-author James Habyarimana of Georgetown GPPI, examining the effect of informative posters on Kenyan traffic fatalities.

  • "Exchange Rate Dynamics", by GCER Fellow Martin Evans

    click to view Evan's book on Princeton Univ. Press

    Exchange-Rate Dynamics by Martin Evans, GCER Research Fellow and Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. Published by Princeton University Press & forthcoming in 2011.

    From the Princeton U. Press web site: ``Variations in the foreign exchange market influence all aspects of the world economy, and understanding these dynamics is one of the great challenges of international economics. This book provides a new, comprehensive, and in-depth examination of the standard theories and latest research in exchange-rate economics. Covering a vast swath of theoretical and empirical work, the book explores established theories of exchange-rate determination using macroeconomic fundamentals, and presents unique microbased approaches that combine the insights of microstructure models with the macroeconomic forces driving currency trading." (Read more from the PUP site ).