economics

economics

Global Networks: Understanding an Interconnected World

Spring 2017 Weiss International Visiting Scholar Lecture
Monday, February 13, 2017
4:10 PM
530 Altschul Hall

Pietro Battiston, an economist at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy and Barnard’s 2017 Weiss International Visiting Scholar, will present some examples of "global networks," and guide the audience through the fundamental concepts of this discipline, showing how these new insights are helping policy makers and entrepreneurs make important decisions.

Prof. Rajiv Sethi Critiques New Harvard Study on Racial Bias in Law Enforcement

Professor of Economics Rajiv Sethi is featured in a number of media reports concerning law enforcement and racial bias. His commentary comes in response to a study conducted by Roland Fryer Jr., Harvard University’s Henry Lee Professor of Economics.

Prof. Alan Dye comments on warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba

Expert weighs in on how changes to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba will impact international trade

Is There a Skills Mismatch Problem and What Does the Answer Imply for Policy?

A lecture by Katharine Abraham
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6 PM
405 Milbank Hall

Join Katharine G. Abraham as she explores the common perception we have of labor and employment in the United States and its consequences for our future.

Prof. Debbie Becher answers questions about her new book on eminent domain and urban redevelopment

Sociology Prof. Debbie Becher is the author of Private Property and Public Power: Eminent Domain in Philadelphia, forthcoming this month from Oxford University Press.

Can Consumption Save the World?

A panel with Dean Cycon, Eleanor Sterling, Paige West and Sandra Goldmark
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center