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Michael Ash, Chair

The Transformation Problem, Cyann Brolfe



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Congratulations to Arin Dube!  Dube has been awarded a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for his project "Minimum wages and low wage work: an assessment of new methods and new measures."
One of the oldest American foundations, the Russell Sage Foundation currently dedicates itself to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 2, 4:00 pm
Economic Theory Workshop
Gilberto Lima, University of Sao Paolo
"Macroeconomic Performance Under an Evolutionary Dynamic of Profit Sharing"
919 Thompson Hall

Monday, March 2, 12:15 pm
CPPA Colloquium
Dania Francis, Economics Department
“Why Don’t More Black Students Take AP Courses? Examining Racialized Tracking, Social Isolation and the ‘Acting White’ Hypothesis”
620 Thompson Hall

Tuesday, March 3, 4:00 pm
Political Economy Workshop
Cem Oyvat, University of Greenwich, UK
"Land Inequality, Conflict and Education: The Case of Southeastern Turkey"
919 Thompson Hall

Wednesday, March 4, 4:00 pm
Applied Microeconomics Workshop
David Johnson, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
"The Demography of Inequality - Income, Consumption and Wealth"
919 Thompson Hall

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