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Grossman Presents Great Depression Economics Paper in London

Richard Grossman, professor of economics, presented a paper, co-authored with Chris Meissner (University of California at Davis), titled, “International Aspects of the Great Depression,” at a conference on Lessons from the 1930s Great Depression for the Making of Economic Policy, hosted by the British Academy in London on April 16-17.  Grossman also served as a discussant for a paper on “The Political Lessons of Depression-Era Banking Reform.” Conference papers are available online.

Sheehan-Connor Awarded NSF Grant for Bone Marrow Donor Study

Damien Sheehan-Connor, assistant professor of economics, received an $88,747 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his study titled “Bone Marrow Registries and Donor Motives.” This grant, subcontracted with the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be applied over three years.

Bonin Co-Authors Book Chapter on Banking

John Bonin, the Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science, tutor in the College of Social Studies, is the co-author of “Banking in Transition Countries, Chapter 33 in the Oxford Handbook of Banking. The book is published by Oxford University Press, Oxford U.K., 2010, pages
844–867.

Bonin Speaks on Foreign-Owned Banking at Economics Meeting

John Bonin is the outgoing president of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES).

John Bonin is the outgoing president of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES).

John Bonin, the Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science, tutor in the College of Social Studies, led the Presidential Address during the Allied Social Science Association American Economic Association meetings in Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 3-5.

As outgoing president of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES), Bonin spoke on “From Reputation Amidst Uncertainty to Commitment Under Stress: A Decade of Foreign-owned Banking in Transitioning Economies.”

He focused on the experiences of 10 transition countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Russia) regarding the reforming, or developing, of their banking sectors.

In all but Russia and Slovenia, foreign banks

Bonin Speaks at International Capital Markets Conference

John Bonin, the Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science, tutor in the College of Social Studies, gave the invited keynote address titled “From Reputation Amidst Uncertainty to Commitment Under Stress: A Decade of Foreign-Owned Banking in Transitioning Economies” at the London Metropolitan Business School Center for International Capital Markets Conference in September 2009. The conference’s topic was “20 Years of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: Money, Banking and Financial Markets.”

Bonin Author of 2 Book Reviews

John Bonin, the Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science, tutor in the College of Social Studies, is the author of two book reviews: Malcolm Cook’s Banking in Southeast Asia: The Region’s Decisive Decade, published in Pacific Affairs, Vol. 83, No. 3 in fall 2009, pp. 555 – 557; and Janos Kornai’s From Socialism to Capitalism: Eight Essays, published in The Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLVII, No. 3 in September 2009, pp. 853 – 856. The latter is the main journal for such reviews in the profession and is published by the American Economic Association.

Bonin Presents Keynote Address at London Conference

John Bonin, the Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science, tutor in the College of Social Studies, delivered the keynote address titled “From Reputation Amidst Uncertainty to Commitment Under Stress: A Decade of Foreign-Owned Banking in Transitioning Economies” at the conference 20 Years
of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: Money, Banking and Financial Markets
at London Metropolitan University sponsored by the Center for International Capital Markets at London Metropolitan Business School on Sept. 18.

Bonin Authors 2 Book Reviews

John Bonin, the Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science, tutor in the College of Social Studies, is the author of two book reviews.  The first review is of Malcolm Cook’s  “ Banking  in Southeast Asia: The Region’s Decisive Decade,” Pacific Affairs, Vol. 83, No. 3 (Fall) 2009, pp. 555 – 557.

The other review is of Janos Kornai’s “From Socialism to Capitalism: Eight Essays,” Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLVII, No. 3 (September) 2009, pp. 853 – 856. The journal is published by the American Economics Association.

Yohe Quoted in The New York Times

Gary Yohe, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, was quoted in a Nov. 3 New York Times article titled “Obama Administration Weighs Costs of Doing Nothing.”

The article examined the Obama Administration’s inaction on significant climate change measures and how it is “struggling to reach its own conclusion,” a stark difference from the President’s campaign rhetoric of speedy action on climate change issues. The sticking point appears to be the cost versus benefit calculations or “social costs” of deciding whether to enact specific measures.

Yohe says, in part, that the difficulty lies in objectively quantifying these costs.

“You can’t really quantify the social costs of carbon with any degree of confidence. You can get just about any number you want to, depending on the assumptions you use. That’s why EPA struggles so much,” said Yohe.

Skillman Speaks on State of the Economy to WNPR

Gil Skillman

Gil Skillman

Gil Skillman, chair and professor of economics, was a featured guest on WNPR’s “Where We Live” discussion on the general state of the economy one year after the demise of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the recession.

Skillman and two other economists discuss what led to the collapse and point out some of the danger points that have been under-reported in the newsmedia and have yet to be addressed by the Federal Government.