Economics and Business

Rexford Ahene

January 7, 2011

Land Reform in Africa: Prof. Rexford Ahene Helps Developing Countries Put Policies in Place

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After receiving a master’s in economics from the University of Virginia, Rexford Ahene couldn’t afford to fly home to Ghana. But he couldn’t stay in the U.S. either, because his visa was no longer valid. “The only option was to go on for a Ph.D.,” says Ahene, whose master’s degree was funded by a grant [...]

Haley Huffines ’12

December 16, 2010

Lafayette Places Second in National College Fed Challenge

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Lafayette took second place in the national College Fed Challenge held Nov. 30 in the boardroom of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. This is the second year in a row that the College’s team has excelled on the national level. Last December, Lafayette won the 2009-10 College Fed Challenge. More [...]

Hart Feuer '05

December 16, 2010

Hart Feuer ’05 Sees Cambodia as Model for Sustainable Agriculture

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By Kate Helm Cambodia isn’t the first country to come to mind when thinking about agricultural advancement, but it could be the model of the future, says Hart Feuer ’05, in the final year of studies for his Ph.D. in international development at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany. He lived in [...]

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December 15, 2010

Research by Economics Professor Mark Crain Featured in The Wall Street Journal

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Research on state fiscal policies by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy, has been featured in the Dec. 10 edition of The Wall Street Journal. The article, “How to Control State Spending,” looks at ways for state governments to limit budget growth including using the item-reduction veto, which allows a governor to single out [...]

Ryan Sysko '97

December 13, 2010

Ryan Sysko ’97 Partners with AT&T to Launch WellDoc’s Mobile Diabetes Management System

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By Kevin Gray During a family vacation in Florida in 2004, Ryan Sysko ’97 and his sister, Dr. Suzanne Clough, who at the time was a physician at the Joslin Center for Diabetes, University of Maryland, were discussing ways that technology might be used to help her patients manage diabetes. “Her patients were struggling,” says [...]

Samantha Pollard '11 and Mike McDonough '79

December 3, 2010

Samantha Pollard ’11 Gets a Sneak Peak at Her Future at BNY Mellon

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Samantha Pollard‘s summer internship with BNY Mellon helped solidify her plans to pursue a career in banking. “I’ve been much more proactive in planning for my future because I’ve been so inspired by the possibility of having a career such as this one,” she says. “This experience has definitely lit a fire in me to [...]

John Sullivan '04

November 30, 2010

Pioneering Research Brings Kudos for John Sullivan ‘04

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The innovative research of John Sullivan ’04, who recently received his master’s in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate, has been recognized with two awards. Sullivan and his coauthor, Benjamin Bulloch, principal of Credit Tenant Capital of Boston, Mass., received the 2008-09 ING Clairon Most Outstanding Student Article [...]

Calvano

November 24, 2010

Luke Calvano ’12 Earns Academic All-Patriot League Honors

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Soccer player Luke Calvano ’12 (Eastampton, N.J.) has been selected to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. Calvano, a double major in policy studies and economics & business, maintains a 3.71 grade-point average. He is a three-time member of the dean’s list and a two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection. He is a member of [...]

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November 17, 2010

Spotted on Campus With…Brandon Ellis ’12

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With the 146th meeting between Lafayette and Lehigh just days away, defensive back Brandon Ellis ’12 discusses economics, his on-campus job, and college football’s most played rivalry. What’s your major and what do you like about your major? I am an economics major. What I like most about it is that I have learned a [...]

Brandon Ellis in New York City

November 11, 2010

Football Player Brandon Ellis ’12 Receives ESPN Academic All-District Recognition

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Cornerback Brandon Ellis ’12 (Jeffersonville, Pa.) has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District II Football Team. Spotted on Campus With…Brandon Ellis ’12 An economics major, Ellis maintains a 3.34 overall GPA. He is taking African Cultural Institutions, Economics of Sports, Marketing Science, and Introduction to Film & Media Studies. Ellis serves as a peer [...]