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Brewed in Beijing

Alex Acker '00 and Jing-A Brewing ride the Chinese craft beer wave.

Southern Economic Association Meetings 2015

Every year the Southern Economic Association holds meetings. The 85th annual meetings are in New Orleans, November 21-23. William and Mary is represented in 8 different sessions where presenters showcase original economic research.

Fasil Alemante Publishes with Professors

Fasil Alemente conjectured and proved a theorem that is included in “Characterizing the Resolute Part of Monotonic Social Choice Correspondences”, forthcoming in Economic Theory. Mr. Alemante made his contribution as an economics major at William and Mary. Drs. Don Campbell and Jerry Kelly are the paper’s co-authors.

Economic Policy in Action

Thomas Arthur Vaughn Professor of Economics Alfredo Pereira and Dr. Rui Pereira were instrumental in the design and implementation of green fiscal reform in Portugal. Based on their recommendations, a new tax on carbon dioxide, indexed to the price of carbon dioxide emissions in the European Union Emissions trading system was approved by Parliament, and enacted on January 1st, 2015 through Decree-Law n.o 82-D/2014.

Expert panel demystifies Ebola myths

An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary experts gathered Wednesday night hoping to dispel fears through understanding.

W&M alumnus creates Tang Professorship in economics

William & Mary has received a $1 million commitment from alumnus and former Board of Visitors member Michael Tang ’76 to create a new professorship in the Department of Economics.

The Best Books I Read in 2013

Why Does College Cost So Much? by Robert B. Archiblad and David H. Feldman was chosen by Bill Gates as one the seven best books he read in 2013.

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Banks personifies student-athlete excellence

Senior tennis player John Banks is the recipient of the 2013 Usry Award, presented to the varsity letter-winner with the highest grade point average at the end of his or her junior year.

Larry Neal Prize 2013

John Parman wins the Larry Neal Prize 2013 for best article in Explorations in Economic History

Proposals sought for EVMS/W&M collaborative research

Faculty and staff from William & Mary joined their counterparts from Eastern Virginia Medical School Tuesday to discuss what might be the most fruitful areas for collaborative research.

2013 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence recipients announced

A lawyer called to testify before U.S. House members, a political scientist whose research with a student led to the development of a prominent Web-accessible database on foreign aid and a chemist who garnered national attention for success in developing young women scientists are among this year’s recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.

The Running Economist

Alice Kassens '98 awarded the John S. Shannon Professorship in Economics

W&M senior advances in ‘American Idol’ competition

Although many people tuned in to the 12th season premiere of American Idol on Wednesday night to see its new celebrity judges, the William & Mary community was looking for someone else: Vangelis "Van" Dimopoulos.

Economics Major Ruoyan Sun

Senior economics major Ruoyan Sun scored an academic home run recently. The journal Economic Modelling has just published an article of hers titled Kinetics of Jobs in Multi-Link Cities with Migration-Driven Aggregation Process.

Feldman receives NASFAA award

David Feldman, professor and chair of the department of economics, received the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' 2012 Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award.

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Faculty spotlight: Melissa McInerney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics and Schroeder Center faculty affiliate, Melissa McInerney, Ph.D., is one of five recipients of a 2012 Steven H. Sandell Grant.

William & Mary receives $1 million gift from Goldman Sachs

A $1 million gift from Goldman Sachs Gives, the firm’s donor-advised fund, will provide scholarship assistance for students, support faculty research, and fund a term professorship at the College.

Public policy program names new director

Sarah Stafford, professor of economics, public policy and law, will take the reins as director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy this summer.

Eric Jensen named Provost at Hamline University

Hamline University is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Eric R. Jensen as its provost. In this role, Jensen will serve as chief academic officer of the university, providing leadership through the establishment of academic priorities, the support of existing and the development of new innovative academic programs, and the supervision of our academic deans. He will be responsible for the undergraduate and graduate student experience. Jensen will begin his new duties as provost on July 1, 2012.

Innovation Grant Awarded to Redesign Two Intro Courses

With support from the Creative Adaptation Fund, four Economics professors set their sights on improving two Economics icons, the Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics classes.

Ambitious Project Links Health Outcomes, Socioeconomic Data

Economics Professor John Parman has launched an ambitious project to trace socioeconomic and racial disparities in health outcomes over time. He hopes this new data source will ultimately help guide policy decisions.

Summer Research Opportunity

Looking for something to do this summer? Need to start building your resumé? Want free housing for the summer? Apply to become a Summer Research Assistant with WIlliam and Mary’s Economics Department!

Four New Law Professors Bring Intellectual Diversity to Classroom and Community

After two successful hiring seasons, William & Mary Law School welcomed four new full-time professors to its ranks in 2010 and 2011. Sarah L. Stafford joined the law school as the Paul R. Verkuil Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Law, a joint appointment between the Law School and the Department of Economics.