URPE 50th Anniversary Conference

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2019 CORE Workshop - Columbia University

Dr. Paul Krugman, Dr. Bob Keller and Dr. Cher Li

Economics Student Leadership Council

Foreign Trade University graduation

More than an academic department: a learning community.



The goal of the Department of Economics is to build a learning community that supports the intellectual development and professional aspirations of both students and faculty. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer courses that cover an unusually wide range of economic thought, including neo-classical economics, Keynesian economics, institutional economics, Marxian economics and feminist economics.
We want our students to become critical thinkers who understand the debates about economic methodology and policy as well as the techniques of economic analysis.

Our faculty members have active research agendas and substantial scholarly records; nonetheless, our students are our first priority. We constantly strive to improve our teaching programs, and our faculty have won many teaching and advising awards. Our PhD program provides many opportunities for students to interact with faculty and to work with them on research projects. We have had an excellent track record in job placements for our graduate students. The department chair is always glad to meet prospective and current students, and to answer their questions – stop by any time!



November 13

The 66th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International is being held November 13-16, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. The North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) is an international Regional Science organization that, together, promote the exchange of knowledge, theory, and analysis of cities and regions across the globe. Professor Stephan Weiler has been one of the conference organizers since 2000, This year he is overseeing nine of the Regional/Rural Development sessions, comprising nearly 40 papers! Dr. Weiler will also be presenting one of his most recent papers, “It’s A Wonderful Loan: Community Banking and Regional Economic Resilience.” A number of our graduate students are also presenting papers at the conference: *Kit Deming is presenting his paper, “Does the Earned Income Tax Credit Birth Establishments?” *Bharman Gulati is presenting his paper, “The Impact of Local Employment Portfolio on Business Survival.” *Hwayoung Jeon is presenting her paper, “Role of Renewable Versus Non-Renewable Energy to Economic Growth.” *Jonathan Care is presenting two papers, “Industrial structure and robot adoption in the US: A regional perspective” and “Know before you go: Examining how information generated by economic dynamism influences county level in-migration decisions.” *Mike Trouw is presenting his paper, “The Determinants of Charter School Formation and Growth.” More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.narsc.org/newsite/conference/about-the-conference/ And a link to the full program: http://www.narsc.org/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/DETAILED-PROGRAM-11.12.2019.pdf

November 12

Professor Edward Barbier is one of four CSU panelists participating in the “Managing the Planet: Climate migrants” event at Avogrado’s Number tomorrow night, November 13th, from 5:00-6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The panel will be discussing the intersection between climate change and human, plant and animal migration patterns. There is growing realization among researchers, policy makers, and the wider public that the impacts of climate change will have a large effect on global migration patterns in the coming decades. While Migration is an adaptation strategy for humans and certain animals that follow their habitats, these shifts are slower for plants and for those that have nowhere left to go. According to the report, Groundswell – Preparing for Internal Climate Migration, climate migration will likely rise through 2050 and then accelerate; the challenges are certain, but what are the opportunities if we act now? Panelists: •Edward Barbier: Department of Economics •John Sanderson: Center for Collaborative Conservation •Amy Charkowski: Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management •Pankaj Trivedi: Department of Bioagriculture Sciences and Pest Management Moderator: Gene Kelly, Assistant Director for Research and Development at SoGES, Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean of Extension.