Tag Archive: Economics

Professor Darrick Hamilton on Racial Inequalities

Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy recently published in an op ed piece for the New York Times’ Room for Debate series, concerning the Gifted and Talented Curriculum in NYC Public Schools. Borrowing from W.E.B Du Bois’ work surrounding racial segregation in schools and “unsympathetic teachers,” Hamilton says that today, education programs that track students based on their ability, is just as problematic.

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Professor Nebahat Tokatli Published in Geoforum and Journal of Economic Geography

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Quantitative Methods professor Nebahat Tokatli recently published articles in the highly ranked journals Geoforum and Journal of Economic Geography. “Single-firm case studies in economic geography: some methodological reflections on the case of Zara” reassesses the undeserved reputation of Inditex’s Zara as a ‘home-sewn exception to globalization’ for supposedly keeping manufacturing at home despite larger trends. “‘Made in …

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The Color of Wealth 2014 Policy Summit

Professor Darrick Hamilton spoke on the The War on Poverty and the Next Economy: Building an Agenda for an Inclusive Society panel at The Color of Wealth 2014 Policy Summit. He presented work in collaboration with Duke University’s research network on race and ethnic inequality on a Ford funded five city study to examine the asset and debt position in communities of color.

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Milano Professor Rick McGahey Testifies Before New York City Council

Last Friday, Rick testified before New York City Council’s Civil Service and Labor Committee to support legislation expanding paid sick days to New York City workers at firms with five or more employees and to strengthen the law in other ways. He has based his support for the legislation on findings that indicate economic benefits have been seen in San Fransisco after the city expanded paid sick days to smaller businesses

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Article: Why Quantitative Skills Matter to Public Policy Graduate Students

Graduate students in public policy programs are taking quantitative courses – economics, statistics, finance – beyond that which is required to earn their degrees.  They realize the competitive edge having such skills offers them in the job market.  Thanks for the article recommendation, Professor Charles Allison! (Blog) – Public policy graduate students are beefing up …

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