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Economics Professor Michael Rock’s Research Highlighted by Wilson Center Panel and World Bank Papers

Posted August 8, 2013

Late last month Bryn Mawr Economics Professor Michael Rock was part of a Wilson Center panel titled “Asia: Urban Spaces, the Local Environment and Global Sustainability.” In addition, The World Bank recently published two of Rock’s papers that are based on his current research on China’s development: “Technological learning, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions in […]

Bryn Mawr Economist Publishes Research on Democracy and Economic Development in Connection With Course

Posted March 21, 2013
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In the course “Democracy and Development,” Professors Michael Rock (Economics) and Marc Ross (Political Science) join students in examining democracy’s “third wave,” which occurred from 1974 to 1990 and during which the number of democracies in the world grew from 39 to 117. The aim of the course is to get students to examine what […]

CNN Asks Bryn Mawr’s Jonathan Lanning to Grade Presidential Candidates on Understanding of Econ 101

Posted November 10, 2011
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CNN Money asked Bryn Mawr Assistant Professor Jonathan Lanning and several other economics professors whether, on the basis of their campaign positions, the current crop of presidential hopefuls would get a passing grade in an Econ 101 class. While the candidates’ rhetoric may make for good soundbites, their analysis and understanding of key economic principles […]

Bryn Mawr Hosts Friends Association for Higher Education Conference June 16-19

Posted May 12, 2011

The Friends Association for Higher Education annual conference, titled “Living our Heritage:  Seeking Equality Through Education,” is being held at Bryn Mawr College June 16-19. “I haven’t missed an FAHE conference in over 15 years.  They provide a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, and students pursuing academic careers who share a  common concern for equality; […]

Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin to Explore Alternatives to Electoral College in Feb. 9 Lecture

Posted February 1, 2011
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Nobel Prize-Winning economist Eric Maskin will look at alternatives to the Electoral College in a lecture titled “How Should We Elect Presidents?” at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The talk, to take place at 4:15 p.m. in room 300 of Dalton Hall, is the inaugural event in a new presidential lecture series sponsored […]

New Faculty Hires to Begin Teaching at BMC Next Fall

Posted April 2, 2010

As of April 1, three of four open tenure-track faculty positions at Bryn Mawr have been filled, and the College will welcome two new assistant professors of economics and an assistant professor of Greek to campus next fall.  News about the fourth position, in history of art, is expected soon. The newcomers: Economics: Jonathan Lanning’s […]

Economics Professor Michael Rock Takes Part in Forum on Renewable Energy

Posted March 29, 2010

“I have a great big fear we’re going to lose out on green industry like we did with the automobile industry,” Economics Professor Michael Rock says at a West Chester University forum on innovation and job growth tied to renewable energy, reports the Norristown Times Herald.

Alice Rivlin ’52 Named by President Barack Obama to Deficit-Cutting Commission

Posted March 1, 2010
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The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Business Week are among the many media outlets to report on the naming of Alice Rivlin ’52, a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington and visiting professor at Georgetown University, to serve on a commission on […]

After a Summer in the Chinese Media Spotlight, Inventor Ying Pan ’13 Settles Into Life at Bryn Mawr

Posted October 7, 2009
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Inventor Ying Pan ’13 of Guangzhou, China, won a major prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last May and found herself in the heat of the media spotlight as she prepared to leave home for her first semester at Bryn Mawr. Read more»

President Obama nominates Karen Kornbluh ’84 to key post

Posted June 26, 2009
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President Barack Obama has asked Karen Kornbluh ’84 to serve as the United States’ permanent representative to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the White House announced yesterday. The OECD’s mission is to bring together governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy to “compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, […]

President’s Office sponsors inauguration festivities

Posted January 16, 2009

Apparently, one inauguration celebration per academic year isn’t enough for the Bryn Mawr College community. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, recently inaugurated Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe will sponsor an all-day party in Thomas Great Hall to mark what she modestly characterizes as “the really big inauguration”—that is, the one that will install Barack Obama as […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: CNN.com

Posted December 4, 2008

In “Getting Inside Obama’s ‘Brain’,” CNN’s Ashley Fantz interviews Karen Kornbluh ’84, who is President-elect Barack Obama’s chief policy adviser and the principal architect of the 2008 Democratic Party Platform. She talks about Obama’s decision-making process and policy reforms designed to meet the needs of working families.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Wall Street Journal

Posted December 4, 2008
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Cheryl Holland ’80, president of Abacus Planning Group, is featured in this Wall Street Journal column, which highlights model portfolios from prominent financial advisers who invest in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

Q&A: Economist David Ross on the Fiscal Stimulus

Posted January 31, 2008
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On Tuesday, Congress passed a $146 billion fiscal-stimulus package that will include tax rebates for millions of taxpayers. Will it really boost the ailing economy? Associate Professor of Economics David Ross, the coauthor of the leading textbook in industrial organization, offers his opinions on the stimulus package, taxation and the use of fiscal policy to […]