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Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

May 18, 2017

In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.

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Givens, Madhu, Rizzo earn SA Professor of Year honors

Givens, Madhu, Rizzo earn SA Professor of Year honors

May 16, 2017

Three faculty members have been named Students’ Association Government’s Professor of the Year in their respective fields of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and engineering.

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Kocherlakota talks FOMC and wage inflation

Kocherlakota talks FOMC and wage inflation

February 1, 2017

On Bloomberg News, Narayana Kocherlakota discusses the Federal Reserve’s most recent decision to leave interest rates unchanged, slack in the labor market, and why he thinks Federal Open Market Committee meetings need reviving.

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Don’t complain that polls were wrong

Don’t complain that polls were wrong

November 14, 2016

Professor of Economics and Bloomberg View columnist Narayana Kocherlakota explains the role of polls—and statistical forecasting in general—as part of the U.S. election process.

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Experts answer election questions we should be asking

Experts answer election questions we should be asking

November 3, 2016

The pending election has dominated news cycles for the past year. Four professors at the University of Rochester each raised and answered an important question they say we should be asking this election season.

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World needs more U.S. government debt

World needs more U.S. government debt

April 27, 2016

In this time of global economic uncertainty, economics professor Narayana Kocherlakota argues that the U.S. government should be issuing more debt in order to strengthen the domestic economy. / Bloomberg View

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A swan song for the Fed dove who once was a hawk

A swan song for the Fed dove who once was a hawk

December 29, 2015

Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, leaves office at the end of this month best known for something that almost never happens with central bankers or economists: a radical shift in policy views.

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What Jamie Dimon gets wrong about iPhones and inequality

What Jamie Dimon gets wrong about iPhones and inequality

September 21, 2015

Dimon argues that what economists refer to as consumption inequality mitigates rising income inequality. But consumption inequality “closely tracked” income inequality from 1980 to 2007, research from Mark Aguiar and Mark Bils, both of the University of Rochester, shows.

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Narayana Kocherlakota named first Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics

Narayana Kocherlakota named first Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics

June 8, 2015

Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a leading scholar of monetary and financial economics, has been appointed as the inaugural Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics. His appointment is effective January 1, 2016.

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