Roberto Chang on the impact of low interest rates on emerging markets
The AEA interviewed select poster presenters at the 2017 ASSA conference in Chicago to discuss their research and the broader implications of their work. Rutgers economist Roberto was one of the handful of presenters interviewed to share insights from their reseach. In this video Roberto discusses what has happened with global interest rates since the Great Recession and how that has affected demand for bonds and bank loans in emerging markets.
Daijiro Okada quoted in a story on the new Academic Building (CAC)
Professor Anne Piehl speaks at Democratic National Convention
Rutgers University economist and criminal justice expert was a lead speaker at a special symposium held on July 26th in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention.
Professor Piehl is a nationally prominent expert on prison reform and the criminal justice system. On a seemingly weekly basis demonstrations and protests around the country are being held about the nation's changing policies and procedures to address the challenges facing our criminal justice system. Possible policy changes could involve reforming mandatory minimum sentences and reducing pretrial incarceration to creating diversion programs and addressing racial disparities. It is encouraging news to hear that policy-makers are listening to experts like Professor Piehl as they contemplate addressing the challenges.
Former doctoral student Ilhom Abdulloev
Former doctoral student Ilhom Abdulloev has been appointed Executive Director of the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan. Ilhom joined the Open Society Foundations in 2002 as coordinator of economic and business development in Tajikistan. Chair of the supervisory board of the microcredit and deposit organization Humo, Ilhom is also an academic researcher studying the effects of migration on the economic lives of people who remain in migrants' source countries. He is a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany; a consultant on jobs, migration, and skills for the World Bank; and a collaborating researcher on remittances and household finances for the Japan International Cooperation Agency. With the support of an Open Society scholarship, Ilhom earned a doctorate in economics from Rutgers University in the United States (where his dissertation in 2013 was awarded the Alfred S. Eichner Prize in Economics and the Monroe Berkowitz Memorial Award).
Professor Eugene White and two of his ARESTY research assistants, Kruttika Raman and Tracy Ryan
Professor Eugene White and two of his ARESTY research assistants, Kruttika Raman and Tracy Ryan, at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 29, 2016. In addition, Yosef Baruh participated in the research. The students' poster, "Tailoring One-Size-Fits-All Monetary Policy" explains their research project that explored the Federal Reserve's decentralized monetary policy in the early 1920s. The Rutgers ARESTY Research Center promotes undergraduate engagement in research. For further information on undergraduate research opportunities, see https://aresty.rutgers.edu/
Cambridge Univ. Press has published Eugene White and Jonas Scherner's book
Cambridge University Press has published Eugene White and Jonas Scherner's book Paying For Hitler's War. During World War II, German occupied much of continental Europe. The economics of the unprecedented transfer of resources has received surprisingly little attention. The book pulls together case studies of the postwar years of twelve nations spanning the European continent in a comparative framework.