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Grossman Speaks on Recession to Fox Business Radio

Richard Grossman, chair of the Economics Department and professor of economics,  appeared on Fox Business Radio on May 22, 2009. In the news segment, Grossman speaks on the historical recession and offers his views on how the country got to this point, how we will emerge from the problem and where are the opportunities.

Hornstein Chairs Session at International Industrial Conference

Abigail Hornstein, assistant professor of economics, chaired a session and presented her papers “Where A Contract Is Signed Determines Its Value: Chinese Provincial Variation In Utilized vs. Contracted FDI Flows” and “Corporate Capital Budgeting Decisions and Information Sharing” (the second of these co-authored with Minyuan Zhao) at the International Industrial Organization Conference at Northeastern University on April 4.

Grossman Quoted in Dow Jones Newswire

Richard Grossman, chair and professor of economics, was quoted in “Narrow Spreads Strangling Triple-A Appeal,” by Steven D. Jones, Dow Jones Newswire “In the Money” column, March 19, 2009.

Grossman also gave radio interviews on the Treasury rescue plan on March 23 to WFLA (Tampa, FL),  KFAQ (Tulsa, OK), KVI (Seattle, WA), KTRH (Houston, TX), and KOGO San Diego, CA.

Kannam Speaks at Economy, Finance Seminar for Middlesex Chamber

Tom Kannam

Tom Kannam

Tom Kannam, vice president and chief investment officer, was a guest speaker at the Middlesex Country Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Alliance Economy and Finance Seminar on Feb. 24. Jeff Pugliese, staff liaison to the Young Professionals Alliance, said Kannam “provided great insight at a time when the economy is on every one’s mind.”

Rodriguez Author of Economic Book Reviews

Francisco Rodríguez, assistant professor of economics, assistant professor of Latin American studies, is the co-author of “Anarchy, State, and Dystopia: Venezuelan Economic Institutions before the Advent of Oil,” published in the Bulletin of Latin American Research 28(1), January 2009, pp. 102-21.

In addition, Rodríguez is the author of two book reviews in the December 2008 edition of the Journal of Economic Literature: “Free Trade Reimagined: The World Division of Labor and the Method of Economics by Roberto Mangabeira Unger,” and “A Year without ‘Made in China’: One Family’s True Life Adventure in the Global Economy by Sara Bongiorni.”

Imai Presents Paper at Japan Economics Seminar

Masami Imai, assistant professor of economics, assistant professor of East Asian Studies, presented his paper “Crowding-Out Effects of a Government-Owned Depository Institution: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Japan,” at the Japan Economic Seminar at Columbia University.