Topic: Economics

D’Amico speaks about different nations’ incarceration rate

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D’Amico speaks about different nations’ incarceration rate

October 18, 2017 0 comments

Daniel D’Amico discussed his research on the incarceration rates among nations in a talk titled “Why Nation’s Jail” Wednesday night.

In his lecture, “Make America Fair Again,” Douglas Elmendorf addresses the large gap betweem low-, middle-, and high-income individuals. He discussed six ways the issue should be addressed in order to solve it.

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Dean of Harvard Kennedy School discusses economic inequality

October 12, 2017 0 comments

Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, discussed economic inequality in a lecture titled  “Make America Fair Again.”

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Jacobs ’18: The case against pure economics

March 1, 2017 0 comments

Rates of return, growth patterns, mathematical variables and curves. This is the image of modern economics.

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Study illustrates U. class disparities

February 1, 2017 0 comments

Students from the top 1 percent attended Brown at roughly the same proportion as students from the bottom 60 percent from 2006 to 2013.

Perceived job prospects impact concentration choices

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Perceived job prospects impact concentration choices

April 21, 2016 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2016 Poll

92.5 percent listed passion for the subject as a factor in their concentration choice, while only 81.1 percent of BEO or economics concentrators said that.

In his lecture, Michael Sandel criticized what he said was the commodification of human elements such as friendship.

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Harvard professor questions universality of market values

October 25, 2013 0 comments

Sandel gave numerous examples of growing commodification of abstract values in society.

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Harvard economist maps future for India’s development

September 20, 2013 2 comments

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen advocated improvements in Indian education and health.


Federal grant to fund state employment projects

September 10, 2013 0 comments

Until this month, the state failed to meet the grant’s application requirements on employment for 14 years.

The growth of students concentrating in economics has put a strain on department resources, said Department Chair Robert Serrano.

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Economics sees growing pains as students look for ‘marketable skills’

April 5, 2013 0 comments
This article is part of the series Concentration Trends

Students perceive econ and applied math-economics as degrees with job security.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: Jan. 31, 2013

January 31, 2013 0 comments

Same-sex marriage legislation, which passed the House last week, will likely be stalled in the Senate.