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Notre Dame Economics Major Kelsey Bebout Interns at Beijing Financial Media Outlet

Author: Todd Boruff

Kelsey Bebout

During the summer of 2015, Kelsey Bebout interned at Caixin Media, a financial news company in Beijing. She obtained the internship with the help of the Notre Dame Beijing Global Gateway, which reached out to the Notre Dame alumni network and connected her with Huang Shan, a Notre Dame alumnus employed at Caixin Media. “It’s definitely challenged me a lot and opened my eyes to different cultures and just seeing what it would be like to live and work abroad,” she said.

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Betsy Bohlen ’90 on the Importance of the Liberal Arts and Catholic Leadership

Author: Todd Boruff

Betsy Bohlen

“When I came to Notre Dame I had a sense that I wanted to have a business career, and I chose a liberal arts degree because I wanted a broader education,” said Betsy Bohlen ’90. She was named the first-ever chief operating officer of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2015, after serving as chief financial officer and in other senior advisory roles. Previously, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, where she worked for 16 years.

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Betsy Bohlen ’90 on the Importance of the Liberal Arts and Catholic Leadership

Author: Todd Boruff

Betsy Bohlen

“When I came to Notre Dame I had a sense that I wanted to have a business career, and I chose a liberal arts degree because I wanted a broader education,” said Betsy Bohlen ’90. She was named the first-ever chief operating officer of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2015, after serving as chief financial officer and in other senior advisory roles. Previously, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, where she worked for 16 years.

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Army Officer Earns Economics Ph.D. in Record Time

Author: Carrie Gates

Carl Wojtaszek

Two years and nine months. That’s how long it took Army Maj. Carl Wojtaszek to complete his Ph.D. in Notre Dame’s Department of Economics—a little more than half the typical time. An assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point since 2008, Wojtaszek received a prestigious, yet finite, award from the Army—full funding to pursue his advanced degree, but a three-year time limit to complete it.

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Army Officer Earns Economics Ph.D. in Record Time

Author: Carrie Gates

Carl Wojtaszek

Two years and nine months. That’s how long it took Army Maj. Carl Wojtaszek to complete his Ph.D. in Notre Dame’s Department of Economics—a little more than half the typical time. An assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point since 2008, Wojtaszek received a prestigious, yet finite, award from the Army—full funding to pursue his advanced degree, but a three-year time limit to complete it.

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Video: Economist Ruediger Bachmann on the Causality of Uncertainty

Author: Todd Boruff

Ruediger Bachmann

“Does uncertainty drive the business cycle or vice versa: does the business cycle actually cause uncertainty?” said Ruediger Bachmann, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame. Bachmann specializes in the macroeconomics of heterogenous agents. He serves as an associate editor for the Economic Journal and as a member of the executive committee of the German Economic Association. He has done extensive work on economic uncertainty and helped establish its counter-cyclical connection to the business cycle, Bachmann says, as a “new business cycle fact.”

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Video: Economist Ruediger Bachmann on the Causality of Uncertainty

Author: Todd Boruff

Ruediger Bachmann

“Does uncertainty drive the business cycle or vice versa: does the business cycle actually cause uncertainty?” said Ruediger Bachmann, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame. Bachmann specializes in the macroeconomics of heterogenous agents. He serves as an associate editor for the Economic Journal and as a member of the executive committee of the German Economic Association. He has done extensive work on economic uncertainty and helped establish its counter-cyclical connection to the business cycle, Bachmann says, as a “new business cycle fact.”

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Notre Dame Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Evaluate Approaches in Reducing Child Labor

Author: Meg McDermott

Eva Dziadula

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded an $883,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor to implement an impact evaluation, determining the most effective approaches in reducing child labor. Eva Dziadula, assistant professional specialist in Notre Dame’s Department of Economics will be working closely with NDIGD throughout the evaluation.

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Senior Alex Genord Builds on Experiences Abroad

Author: Jonathan Warren

Alexandra Genord

An internship at the Vatican. A year abroad at the University of Oxford. A senior thesis on extremist recruiting in the U.S. and the Islamic state. Senior political science and economics major Alex Genord said that each of these academic feats has been made possible by her participation in the University of Notre Dame’s Glynn Family Honors Program.

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Senior Alex Genord Builds on Experiences Abroad

Author: Jonathan Warren

Alexandra Genord

An internship at the Vatican. A year abroad at the University of Oxford. A senior thesis on extremist recruiting in the U.S. and the Islamic state. Senior political science and economics major Alex Genord said that each of these academic feats has been made possible by her participation in the University of Notre Dame’s Glynn Family Honors Program.

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Letter From the Chair

Author: William Evans

This letter usually conveys the current state of the department, which is changing rapidly. In the past three years we have opened a new major (international economics), a new minor (business economics), a new concentration (financial economics); we have opened our first research center (the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities); and we are now the most popular major in the University, with approximately 600 majors. Next year alone, we will add at least four new assistant professors and a new senior professional faculty member. And we aren't stopping there.

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Letter From the Chair

Author: William Evans

This letter usually conveys the current state of the department, which is changing rapidly. In the past three years we have opened a new major (international economics), a new minor (business economics), a new concentration (financial economics); we have opened our first research center (the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities); and we are now the most popular major in the University, with approximately 600 majors. Next year alone, we will add at least four new assistant professors and a new senior professional faculty member. And we aren't stopping there.

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Notre Dame Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Evaluate Approaches in Reducing Child Labor

Author: Meg McDermott

Eva Dziadula

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded an $883,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor to implement an impact evaluation, determining the most effective approaches in reducing child labor. Eva Dziadula, assistant professional specialist in Notre Dame’s Department of Economics will be working closely with NDIGD throughout the evaluation.

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New Economics Faculty Bring Diverse Expertise

Author: Mike Danahey

Ruediger Bachmann

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Economics has deepened its expertise in the areas of business cycles, healthcare, cultural assimilation, and the financial services sector with the recent hires of Ruediger Bachmann, Christopher Cronin, Felix Feng, and Eva Dziadula.

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