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Fellowship Helps '08 Grad Toward Ph.D. at Yale

Author: Economics News

baker72bigA $38,000 per year fellowship at Yale will see 2008 graduate Kevin Baker through to his Ph.D. in economics by 2013. He has already completed what was a challenging first year and gives a great deal of credit for his success to his undergraduate studies.

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Faculty Receive Major Grants

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Between them, William Evans, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics, and Assistant Professors Kasey Buckles and Daniel Hungerman won four multiyear grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Russell Sage Foundation for projects initiated from 2006 to 2009.

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Top Young Scholars Join Faculty

Author: Economics News

As it welcomed IMF veteran Robert Flood to the faculty this fall, the Department of Economics and Econometrics also added three assistant professors to its T&R cohort.

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Assistant Professor Kasey Buckles Faculty Receive Major Grants

Author: Economics News

In the last few years, Department of Economics and Econometrics faculty have been recognized with several research grant awards from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD, part of the National Institutes of Health) and the Russell Sage Foundation.

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Re-Evaluating a Poor Measure of Poverty

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jimsullivan72Late last year, Associate Professor James Sullivan and the University of Chicago's Bruce Meyer published an article in the American Economic Review related to their ongoing research into ways to measure and improve the well-being of poor families.

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Waller Begins Term as Senior VP of St. Louis Fed

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waller72bigThis past June, Christopher Waller, Gilbert F. Schaefer Professor of Economics, went on loan to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, beginning a two-year term as a senior vice president and the director of research.

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2009 Student Awards

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The Lawrence J. Lewis Award is named in honor of Lawrence J. Lewis, a successful businessman and very active community volunteer whose first retirement project was to enroll at Notre Dame and receive his undergraduate degree at age 67 in 1983.The second award is the John Sheehan Award, named in honor of Professor John Sheehan, former chair of the Economics Department. The third award is the Weber Award is named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore S. Weber, University Benefactors from Fairfield Connecticut.

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ND Expert: Fed's interest rate cut a "bailout"

Author: Economics News

The Federal Reserve’s half-point interest rate drop to 4.75 percent – a move intended to boost consumer confidence and blunt the economic damage from slumping housing and credit markets – actually was a bid to rescue ailing financial institutions, according to a University of Notre Dame economist.

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Keough-Hesburgh Professorship lures leading economist

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william_evans_releaseRenowned economist William Evans from the University of Maryland has accepted an appointment at the University of Notre Dame as the first recipient of a Keough-Hesburgh Professorship, the innovative new program created to attract world-class scholars who demonstrate a commitment to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission.

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2008 Graduation Awards

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Weber Award for Highest Academic Average

The Weber Award is named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore S. Weber, University Benefactors from San Francisco, California. This award is given to the graduating economics major with the highest academic average. The 2008 winner of this award was Nicholas Kuhar.

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Steven Cartwright Awarded for Community Commitment

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Steven Cartwright, a University of Notre Dame junior from Pittsburgh, has been awarded the Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award by Indiana Campus Compact.

Cartwright was honored for his record of service and determination to positively affect the Notre Dame and South Bend communities at the fifth annual Student and Faculty Service Learning Conference held at Purdue University. He was nominated for the Wood Award by Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.…

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2007 Slatt Fellows named

Author: Economics News

Five University of Notre Dame students are the recipients of the 2007 Vincent P. Slatt Fellowship awards for undergraduate research in the field of energy systems and processes, according to Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

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Michael Rossmann Named 2007 Valedictorian

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Michael Rossmann, a double major in theology and economics from Iowa City, Iowa, has been named valedictorian of the 2007 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement exercises at 2 p.m. May 20 (Sunday) in the Joyce Center arena.

Rossmann earned a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of the Dean's List each semester. He also is a member of Notre Dame's Arts and Letters Honors Program, International Scholars Program sponsored by the University's Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Theology Honors Program, and Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honors Society.…

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Sujal Pandya awarded Indiana Governor's Fellowship

Author: Economics News

The Governor's Fellowship provides a unique experience in Indiana state government. The program is highly selective, recruiting talented young men and women from across the state who will serve in various state agencies on a rotating basis over the course of twelve months. Fellows participate in the daily activities of state government, complete special projects, travel to observe how work in the Capitol translates into action throughout the state, and experience firsthand how policy is made.

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Economist Thomas Gresik to join local energy forum

Author: Economics News

Thomas A. Gresik, professor of economics and econometrics at the University of Notre Dame, will participate in an energy forum organized by U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday (May 29) at the Studebaker National Museum, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend.

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2006 Departmental Award Winners

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Lawrence J. Lewis Award

The Lawrence J. Lewis Award is named in honor of Lawrence J. Lewis, a successful businessman and very active community volunteer whose first retirement project was to enroll at Notre Dame and receive his undergraduate degree at age 67 in 1983. The award is given to the graduating economic major who has best distinguished himself/herself in community service. The 2006 award winner is Leah Cogswell.…

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