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Linh Do '18
Linh Do ’18 Examines Vietnam's Economy in Transition

A far-reaching economic policy that impacts countless lives can start with something as small as a grain of rice. Linh Do ’18 is spending her summer working on a research project titled, “Vietnam’s Economy in Transition,” which aims to analyze the effects of the Renovation Policy on Vietnamese rice production. Her project, undertaken with economics professor Erol Balkan, is supported by a Levitt Center Summer Research grant.  More ...

Case Tatro '18
Tatro ’18 Examines Trustees’ Roles in College Administration

Case Tatro ’18 is delving into the workings of  higher education administration in a Levitt Center-sponsored research project titled “The Impact of a College’s Board of Trustees on Student and Faculty Diversity.” His summer research aims to elucidate the decision making exchange between a college’s Board of Trustees and its administrators, and specifically how that affects diversity on campuses.  More ...

Christophre Georges
Georges Presents Paper at WEHIA

Professor of Economics Chris Georges recently presented a paper and chaired a session at the 21st annual Workshop on the Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA). The conference was held at Jaume I University in Castellón, Spain.  More ...

Derek Jones
Jones Gives Keynote Address, Co-Presents at Copenhagen Conference

Professor of Economics Derek Jones presented a keynote address and co-presented a paper at the 18th Conference of International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP) on July 8. The biennial conference was held at the Copenhagen Business School  More ...

David Paragamian ’85 Named Managing Director of Razorfish Health

Razorfish Health, a division of the world’s largest communications network, Publicis Health, selected David Paragamian ’85 to be a managing director. Razorfish Health offices are currently located in New York, Philadelphia, and London. With his new role, Paragamian will be managing its businesses across the U.S.   More ...

Jenna Bussman-Wise ’02 Recognized as Rising Hedge Fund Star

Jenna Bussman-Wise ’02 was recognized as a rising hedge fund star by Institutional Investor. Since joining the American International Group (AIG) as vice president in 2012, she has played a pivotal role that has helped AIG grow and succeed.  More ...

Thomas Newman ’76 Recognized as “IP Star” by 2016 IP Stars Guide

Managing Intellectual Property’s 2016 IP Stars Guide recognizes Verrill Dana attorney Thomas Newman ’76 as one of the “IP Stars.” The firm was also named one of the four “Notable Firms” in Maine for its intellectual property practice.   More ...

Ann Owen
American Public Media's Marketplace Features Owen

In her seventh interview on American Public Media’s Marketplace program in a year, Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, discussed the recent surge in consumer spending in April. The increase was the largest in more than six years, due in large part to hefty spending on durable goods. Owen said that the “glass half full interpretation” would be that people are feeling more confident and are willing to make big purchases.  More ...

BSS News Bites Ranks Kraig H. Kayser ’82 in Top Quartile of NASDAQ Performers

CEO, director and president of Seneca Foods Corporation, Kraig H. Kayser ’82, is ranked in the top quartile of NASDAQ performers by BSS News Bites. This NASDAQ performance ranking was for the year that had ended on May 25, 2016, and in that year, the shares were up 13.3 percent. He has been a part of the Seneca Foods Corporation for over 25 years, serving as director since 1985 and president and chief executive officer since 1993.  More ...

Ann Owen
American Public Media's Marketplace Features Owen

A May 17 American Public Media Marketplace broadcast titled “Why did inflation increase in April?” featured an interview with Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics. Responding to a U.S. Department of Labor report that the consumer price index or CPI rose in April, Owen pointed out that energy prices are increasing, although they still were not as high as they were a year ago.  

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