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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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Down to the wire for Team Meliora in $1M competition

Down to the wire for Team Meliora in $1M competition

August 10, 2017

The four 2017 graduates on Team Meliora are days away from learning if their project to build refugee housing from recycled plastic bricks will go from wildcard winner to finalist in the Hult Prize.

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Rochester, the draft, and an all-volunteer army

Rochester, the draft, and an all-volunteer army

June 28, 2017

100 years after the Selective Service Act established conscription, we look back on the University faculty and administrators who helped end it.

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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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