Economics

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, [...]

Xiao Cui ’13, Maurice Bennett ’06, Danielle Harris ’09

October 12, 2012

Xiao Cui ’13 Learns Importance of Confidence to Economy through Credit Suisse Internship

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As Maurice Bennett ’06, an equity sales and trading analyst at Credit Suisse in New York City, will tell you, an internship with the bank is “a real job in the real world and not an experience just anyone gets.” This summer, three Lafayette students landed 10-week internships with Credit Suisse through its innovative virtual [...]

Rose Willey '14

October 12, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Rose Willey ’14

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Cross country runner Rose Willey ’14 (Brookfield, Conn.) discusses traveling to Turkey, her interest in art history, and finding connections between math and economics. What do you enjoy about your major? I am double majoring in mathematics and economics so it’s interesting to see how the two subjects are interrelated.  I also feel like the [...]

Nicholas Kalra '13 and Janna Hodge '94, senior vice president of sales and relationship management, in the members gallery overlooking the New York Stock Exchange.

September 7, 2012

Nicholas Kalra ’13 Improves Electronic Trading Software for NYSE Euronext

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Economics major Nicholas Kalra ’13 (New York, N.Y.) has always been tech savvy. In high school, he worked as a sales specialist at an Apple retail store. Then in his sophomore year at Lafayette, he and two Apple co-workers co-founded a technology consulting company. This summer as an intern with the technologies arm of the [...]

Students keep track of the many results during the 2008 Election Night broadcast.

September 1, 2012

Lafayette Gears Up for Live, Student-Run Election Broadcast on Nov. 6

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On Nov. 6, Lafayette will once again host its live, student-run election night broadcast.  This two-hour show, which will include the work of more than 100 students, will share up-to-the-minute information on the races for the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives to audiences on campus and across the United States. The “command central” [...]

Karissa Ciliento ’14 led the volleyball team with a 3.68 GPA. Photo courtesy of Teddy Weiss

August 29, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Karissa Ciliento ’14

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Volleyball player Karissa Ciliento ’14 (Mahwah, N.J.) talks about finding balance between her economics major and her creativity, Lafayette as a tight-knit community, and the importance of being a role model for her teammates. What do you plan on majoring in and why? I plan on majoring in economics with a minor in film and [...]

Rose Marie Bukics

July 26, 2012

Prof. Rose Marie Bukics Named Outstanding Educator by PICPA

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After 33 years at Lafayette, Rose Marie Bukics still loves coming to work each day, and it shows. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) honored her with its Outstanding Educator Award at the statewide Annual Accounting Educators’ Conference in Hershey, Pa., this July. Bukics has a reputation on College Hill as a professor [...]