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Study Abroad Program Leads to Overseas Career for Economics Alumnus

Author: Libby Feil

Chris Renner ’84

When first asked if he would work on the Olympics, Chris Renner ’84 jumped at the chance. The opportunity allowed Renner, who majored in French and economics in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, to combine his love of sports with his international business experience. Now based in Paris, Renner is CEO of Helios Partners, a worldwide sports marketing consulting agency.

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Department of Economics Selected to Receive Funding in Strategic Hiring Initiative

Author: Carrie Gates

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Notre Dame’s Department of Economics has been selected by the University as one of 10 essential research areas to receive funding through a new strategic hiring initiative—a key component in the University's Advancing Our Vision (AOV) program. Announced in December 2013, the hiring initiative will create approximately 80 faculty positions across campus and draw on $10 million in annual funds that have been reallocated from lower-priority expenditures.

 

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Department of Economics Selected to Receive Funding in Strategic Hiring Initiative

Author: Carrie Gates

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Notre Dame’s Department of Economics has been selected by the University as one of 10 essential research areas to receive funding through a new strategic hiring initiative—a key component in the University's Advancing Our Vision (AOV) program. Announced in December 2013, the hiring initiative will create approximately 80 faculty positions across campus and draw on $10 million in annual funds that have been reallocated from lower-priority expenditures.

 

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Economics Graduate Students Attend Nobel Laureate Meeting

Author: Daniel Sehlhorst

 

Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Constance in Germany, the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings are a unique opportunity for young scholars to engage in dialogue with Nobel Prize winners in their field. Robert Lester and Kevin Rinz, two Notre Dame Ph.D. candidates in economics, were among the 460 graduate students from more than 80 countries selected to attend the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in August. The four-day conference included numerous discussions, lectures, and master classes with 18 Nobel laureates in economics.

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Economics Graduate Students Attend Nobel Laureate Meeting

Author: Daniel Sehlhorst

 

Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Constance in Germany, the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings are a unique opportunity for young scholars to engage in dialogue with Nobel Prize winners in their field. Robert Lester and Kevin Rinz, two Notre Dame Ph.D. candidates in economics, were among the 460 graduate students from more than 80 countries selected to attend the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in August. The four-day conference included numerous discussions, lectures, and master classes with 18 Nobel laureates in economics.

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Notre Dame’s Lab for Economic Opportunities endowed with $15 million gift

Author: Dennis Brown

 

The Wilson Sheehan Foundation has made a $15 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to endow the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), a recent University initiative that seeks to reduce poverty in the United States.

“We are immensely grateful to the Wilson Sheehan Foundation for a gift that supports the missions of both the foundation and Notre Dame: to be a force for good in the world,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “By endowing the work of LEO researchers, the foundation is supporting and challenging them to find enduring solutions to poverty in America.”

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Notre Dame’s Lab for Economic Opportunities endowed with $15 million gift

Author: Dennis Brown

 

The Wilson Sheehan Foundation has made a $15 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to endow the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), a recent University initiative that seeks to reduce poverty in the United States.

“We are immensely grateful to the Wilson Sheehan Foundation for a gift that supports the missions of both the foundation and Notre Dame: to be a force for good in the world,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “By endowing the work of LEO researchers, the foundation is supporting and challenging them to find enduring solutions to poverty in America.”

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Notre Dame economist appointed to Council of Economic Advisers

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University of Notre Dame Associate Professor Abigail Wozniak has been appointed to a one-year term as a senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the board that advises President Barack Obama and his staff on domestic and international economic policy.

“It’s a chance to answer questions that people need answered,” said Wozniak, who will start at the White House in July. “I’m looking forward to being able to use the training that I have in a way that helps the public interest.”

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Notre Dame economist appointed to Council of Economic Advisers

Author: Eileen Lynch

 

University of Notre Dame Associate Professor Abigail Wozniak has been appointed to a one-year term as a senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the board that advises President Barack Obama and his staff on domestic and international economic policy.

“It’s a chance to answer questions that people need answered,” said Wozniak, who will start at the White House in July. “I’m looking forward to being able to use the training that I have in a way that helps the public interest.”

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Video: Meet International Economics Major Natalie Boll

Author: Todd Boruff

“I knew I wanted to do something with French, and I liked solving problems and taking different strategies to solve them, and so I chose the international economics major,” says senior Natalie Boll from Grosse Pointe, Mich. Notre Dame’s international economics major combines coursework in the Department of Economics with advanced instruction in one of eight languages. This cross-disciplinary approach allows students to develop both the analytical and cultural skills needed by today’s business leaders and global citizens.

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Video: Meet International Economics Major Natalie Boll

Author: Todd Boruff

“I knew I wanted to do something with French, and I liked solving problems and taking different strategies to solve them, and so I chose the international economics major,” says senior Natalie Boll from Grosse Pointe, Mich. Notre Dame’s international economics major combines coursework in the Department of Economics with advanced instruction in one of eight languages. This cross-disciplinary approach allows students to develop both the analytical and cultural skills needed by today’s business leaders and global citizens.

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