Economics

Jessica London'13 and Rebeka Ramangamihanta ’16

March 15, 2013

Coming Full Circle: Malagasy Student is First LIME Graduate to Attend U.S. Institution

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Even though this is her second semester at Lafayette, Rebeka Ramangamihanta ’16 still has a hard time believing she’s living her dream of studying in America. “Sometimes I look in the mirror and say, ‘Is it really true?’” says Ramangamihanta, the first high school student to complete the Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) and [...]

Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 swims the back stroke

January 31, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Abby Floyd-Jones ’14

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Swimmer Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 (West Chester, Pa.) discusses making promotional videos for a USA Network executive, her economics and policy studies classes, and the importance of having a support system in and out of the pool. Why did you choose Lafayette? Ironically, I initially refused to look at Lafayette because both my parents are alumni [...]

Kevin Walsh '97

January 24, 2013

Producer Kevin J. Walsh ’97 Has Premiere Hit at Sundance Film Festival

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The excitement of having his first feature film—The Way, Way Back—premiere at the Sundance Film Festival was heightened for Kevin J. Walsh ’97 when it was purchased by Fox Searchlight Pictures after an all-night bidding war erupted following the initial fest screening during the Jan. 17-27 festival. Deadline.com reports that the company is paying just under [...]

Madeline Fahan ’14

December 18, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Madeline Fahan ’14

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Basketball student-athlete Madeline Fahan ’14 (Ventura, Calif.) discusses economics, studying art and culture in Italy, and the importance of doing the small things well on the court. Why did you choose Lafayette? I am from Southern California and wanted to go to school on the East Coast to get a new experience. I was looking [...]

Viktorija Gecyte ’08 performs at the Lafayette Bar.

November 30, 2012

All That Jazz: Viktorija Gecyte ’08 Performs in U.S. and France

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Viktorija Gecyte ’08 is filling the already filled-to-the-gills Lafayette Bar with a dusky, roomy, easy voice that seems to come from nowhere and go everywhere. Supported by a supple trio of bass, drums and piano, she sails through the slipstream of “That Old Black Magic,” “That Old Devil Moon,” and other [...]

The team with Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve

November 29, 2012

Lafayette a National Finalist in College Fed Challenge for Fourth Straight Year

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Lafayette received honorable mention in the five-team national final round of the Ninth Annual College Fed Challenge, held Nov. 27 in the boardroom of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. Lafayette is the only college or university in the country to reach the national finals in each of the last four [...]

Michael Kelley '14

November 20, 2012

On the Ice: Michael Kelley ’14 Interns with New York Islanders

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For Michael Kelley ’14 (Westfield, N.J.), it’s his dream to make his career working for a professional sports team. By spending the summer interning with New York Islanders, he made a major step toward fulfilling that dream. “Going to sporting events my whole life, I always thought it would be an amazing job to be [...]

Fed Challenge

November 12, 2012

Fed Challenge Team Wins Regional Competition, Advances to Nationals Nov. 27

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Lafayette’s team placed first at the Third District College Fed Challenge Regional Championship Nov. 8 on campus in Pfenning Alumni Center. The team advances to the national College Fed Challenge Nov. 27 along with four other schools in the boardroom of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. The team has had [...]

Professor Thomas Bruggink and Brian Davila ’12

October 23, 2012

Prof. Thomas Bruggink Uses World of Sports as His Laboratory

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Sports fans should sit down for this one. Athletes are not overpaid, says Thomas Bruggink, but on average are paid what they contribute to team revenues. Revelations like that wouldn’t really be revelations if the casual observer applied some economic theories to sport. Economists can put many theories to the test by applying them to [...]

Matthrew Rutherford '01

October 19, 2012

Matthew Rutherford ’01 Is Assistant Secretary in U.S. Department of the Treasury

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By Carrie Havranek An early interest in economics was a harbinger of destiny for Matthew Rutherford ’01. He nearly sprinted from advanced placement micro- and macroeconomics in high school to the White House 11 years later, within steps of President Barack Obama. Appointed assistant secretary for financial markets under Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in May, [...]