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Tag: Department of Economics

Charter schools are not all equal

Charter schools are not all equal

August 6, 2019

Rochester economist John Singleton’s research could help educational policymakers to craft guidelines and practices for charter schools that are in the best interests of all students.

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Expect the Fed to begin lowering interest rates

Expect the Fed to begin lowering interest rates

July 25, 2019

Next week’s meeting of the Federal Reserve will likely mark the beginning of a prolonged period of lower interest rates, says Narayana Kocherlakota, professor of economics and a former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

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Following in his brother’s footsteps—and making his own mark

Following in his brother’s footsteps—and making his own mark

May 13, 2019

Bobby Gerami ’19 has taken advantage of many opportunities at Rochester, getting involved with the After Hours a cappella group; club basketball; and the Students’ Association, where he served as treasurer.

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Nobel laureate Paul Romer to deliver Gilbert Lecture

Nobel laureate Paul Romer to deliver Gilbert Lecture

April 22, 2019

Nobel laureate Paul Romer, a former assistant professor of economics, returns to campus to discuss how “economics can offer better answers to the most important questions facing humanity.”

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A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

March 6, 2019

“It’s essentially closed captioning for personal conversations,” says Brandon Isobe ’10 of the app that he and his father, who is deaf, developed to render speech to text.

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One family, two generations, three degrees

One family, two generations, three degrees

January 29, 2019

A car accident during his first winter break had left Giuliano Agostinho de Castro ’20 paralyzed from the chest down. Now he’s back on campus, and his parents are his classmates.

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Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

December 5, 2018

Henry Carpender ’20, left, and Beatriz Gil ’19 were elected last spring as Students’ Association presidents for the College and the Eastman School of Music.

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Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

October 8, 2018

The former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester is currently a professor at New York University, and was recognized by the Nobel Committee for his work on the economics of technological change.

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Economists celebrate Mark Bils and his innovative approach to macroeconomics

Economists celebrate Mark Bils and his innovative approach to macroeconomics

October 1, 2018

Economists from four continents gathered at the University of Rochester in to honor Bils, the Hazel Fyfe Professor in Economics, for his 30-year career at Rochester and to discuss recent changes in the US economy.

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