Economics Department News
The 116th Commencement Exercises were held
Sunday, May 17, 2009, on the Marston Quadrangle in front of Bridges Auditorium.
One of our students graduated Summa Cum Laude, four students
Magna Cum Laude, and eight students Cum Laude. During the
academic year we again had high enrollments, although
slightly less than
last year. Once again
economics had the most majors in the college: 50 Economics plus
3 PPE-Economics and 4 PPA-Economics. We had 3 economics minors.
Twenty won department or college awards. Two were inaugural
Robert Day Scholars at CMC.
Slavi Slavov received tenure. Tahir Andrabi was promoted
to full professor, and Ludwig Chincarini had his contract
Cecilia Conrad was hired as Pomona College's new Vice President
and Dean of the College.
Michael Steinberger was a Visiting Scholar at the Williams
Institute at UCLA's School of Law; Fernando Lozano was a
Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Poverty Center in the
University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy; and Tahir
Andrabi shuttled between Pakistan, Washington DC, and Claremont.
hired an impressive macro-econometrician, Mr. Pierangelo De Pace
from Johns Hopkins University.
won the Wig Teaching Award.
hosted 9 colloquia, including renowned British banker Sir Andrew
Crockett, economist Asim Khwaja from the Harvard Kennedy School,
Kevin Lang from Boston University, and Preston McAfee from Cal
The Economics Club hosted several successful events including
broomball, a barbecue, and dodgeball with Politics.
Faculty had 23 journal articles, book chapters, book reviews,
policy reports, and encyclopedia entries published, including
three with students.
Faculty have 9 articles, book chapters, book reviews, and
encyclopedia entries forthcoming, including on with a student.
Faculty have two books forthcoming: Feminist Economics: A
Special Issue on Aids, Gender, Sexuality, and Development,
co-edited by Cecilia Conrad and Cheryl Doss, and
Learning and Educational Achievement in Punjab Schools (LEAPS):
Insights to Inform the Policy Debate by Tahir Andrabi,
Jishnu Das, Asim Khwaja, Tara Vishwanath, and Tristan Zajonc.
student Investment Club, Sagehen Capital Management, again beat
their benchmark and showed impressive earnings.
Cecilia Conrad continued to serve as President of the
International Association for Feminist Economics.
James Likens continued to serve as President and Dean of the
Western CUNA Management School for credit union professionals.
Cecilia Conrad continued to serve as Editor of
The Review of Black
and Associate Editor of
Eleanor Brown continued to serve as Deputy Editor of
Nonprofit and Voluntary
and Steve Marks continued a 5-year term on the International
Advisory Board of the
Bulletin of Indonesian