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‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

May 10, 2018

Anya Khalid came to the University without having ever coded in her life—but she was eager to get in on the ground floor of the new undergraduate major in data science. Now the Washington, D.C., resident is graduating with degree in economics as well, bound for Seattle and a job as a data analytics consultant.

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Jack of all trades makes the most of Rochester Curriculum

Jack of all trades makes the most of Rochester Curriculum

May 9, 2018

From saxophonist to student government treasurer, to internships at BASF, SpaceX, and Ernst & Young, C.J. Van Huben has packed a lot into four years. “I had a feeling I knew what I wanted to do, but I didn’t want to be put in a box,” the financial economics major says. “The open curriculum was perfect for me.”

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From Rwanda to Rochester in one ‘serendipitous’ moment

From Rwanda to Rochester in one ‘serendipitous’ moment

May 8, 2018

For Ian Manzi, a photo of Rush Rhees Library left behind in an office at his Rwandan high school changed his life. “It looked so beautiful, a representation of college,” he says.

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A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

February 14, 2018

Recognized by the Nobel committee for his contributions to behavioral economics—a field that he helped create—Thaler’s research bridges the gap between economics and psychology.

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Economist says market is experiencing ‘volatility burst’

Economist says market is experiencing ‘volatility burst’

February 8, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is undergoing some wild swings. But Narayana Kocherlakota, economics professor and former president of the Minneapolis Fed, sees no reason for immediate concern.

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Mark Bils named fellow of the Econometric Society

Mark Bils named fellow of the Econometric Society

January 10, 2018

Bils’s work has focused on how wages and prices respond to the business cycle, and is one of 20 fellows named to the prestigious international organization this year.

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Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

Rochester’s latest Nobel laureate to be honored

December 8, 2017

The 2017 Nobel laureates will receive their awards on Sunday, December 10, in Stockholm. Among them is Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD), a leading scholar on the intersection between human behavior and economic decision making, who will be awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Fed expert calls Jerome Powell an “excellent nomination”

Fed expert calls Jerome Powell an “excellent nomination”

November 2, 2017

Following President Trump’s nomination of Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen as chief of the Federal Reserve, Narayana Kocherlakota noted his approval of the selection.

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Interest rates, inflation, and you

Interest rates, inflation, and you

October 25, 2017

In this week’s episode of the Quadcast podcast, former Federal Reserve leader Narayana Kocherlakota offers his insights on monetary policy and the need for diversity in economic models.

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Rochester graduate Richard Thaler receives Nobel Prize

Rochester graduate Richard Thaler receives Nobel Prize

October 9, 2017

Richard Thaler, who earned his graduate degrees at the University of Rochester, has received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioral economics.

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