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Rutgers University economist and banking expert Joe Hughes has been made a Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. The Center sponsors research on financial institutions and their role in financial markets, hosts conferences, and publishes an influential working paper series. Professor Hughes is a well known expert on measuring scale economies and was recently a panelist at the Symposium on Ending Too Big to Fail at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, New York, and Philadelphia.

Roberto Chang AEA InterviewThe 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.

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IlhomFormer 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).

ARESTY1 resizeProfessor 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/

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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.

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