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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.

Grossman On Economic Turning Points, Stress Tests

Richard Grossman, chair and professor of economics, was quoted in an article titled “The Turning Point” about the Lehman failure at Thedeal.com (carried by Reuters).

In addition, Grossman gave interviews on banking system “stress tests” and the prospects for government ownership on WOOD (Grand Rapids, Mich.), WJNO (West Palm Beach, Fla.), WHAS (Louisville, Ky.), WFLA (Tampa, Fla.), XM Satellite Radio, KOGO (San Diego, Calif.), WILM (Wilmington, De.), WSYR (Syracuse, N.Y.), KVI (Seattle, Wash.), and WGST (Atlanta, Ga.).

Yohe Elected to Governor’s Climate Committee

Gary Yohe, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics.

Gary Yohe, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics.

Gary Yohe, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, has been appointed to the Adaptation Subcommittee of the Connecticut Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change, 2008-2010.

He also has been selected to be a member of the National Research Council Committee on America’s Climate Choices: Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, 2008-2011. The panel will host a Climate Summit in DC at the end of March and provide Congress and the Administration a review of the panel’s “Choices” by the end of the year. A synthetic blueprint will then be created by an umbrella panel.

Yohe also helped organize an Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research and Medicine in Washington, DC. It focused on climate change to inform the research agenda of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. In addition, Yohe moderated a session and gave a talk on “Economic Analysis of a Basic and Applied Research Agenda: Strategies for Prioritization” on Jan. 16.

Imai Authors Article on Postal Saving System

Masami Imai, assistant professor of economics, assistant professor of East Asian studies.

Masami Imai, assistant professor of economics, assistant professor of East Asian studies.

Masami Imai, assistant professor of economics, East Asian studies, is the author of “Ideologies, vested interest groups, and postal saving privatization in Japan,” published in Public Choice August 2008.

The privatization of Japan’s postal saving system has been a politically charged issue since it first started being debated in the late 1980s, and yet it provides a useful setting in which political economy of economic policy-making can be investigated empirically. Analyzing the pre-election survey of the House of Representatives candidates in 2003 and also the voting patterns of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) members on a set of postal privatization bills in 2005, this paper asks why some politicians fiercely opposed (or supported) privatization.