David Alfaro Serrano was awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Award in the social, behavioral and economic (SBE) sciences. The grant was awarded for a proposal titled, “The Direct and Indirect Effect of Innovation Subsidies.”
American prosperity since World War II has been built upon science and technology breakthroughs spurred by a powerful innovation system linking the federal government, business, academia and venture capital. U.S. innovation policy has been successfully emulated in Europe and Asia, most recently by China…instead, American prosperity should be assured by doing what America does best: innovating at home and trading with the rest of the world. … Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
The United States was born in a revolt against the tyranny of King George III. The Constitution was designed to prevent tyranny through a system of checks and balances, but in President Trump’s America, those safeguards are failing.Donald Trump holds the grandiose belief that only he should rule America. Unchecked by cowed or complicit Republicans in Congress, Trump invokes executive authority to alter policies and practices long established by law and treaty. … Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
“The exchange rate is one of many instruments China could use” to counter U.S. tariffs, Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning Columbia University Economist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, said in a July 17 interview. “They would make a big effort to say what they are doing is not motivated by that,” he added. “We won’t be able to clearly tell. We don’t usually know the extent of intervention.”
Economist John Asker, who is an expert in antitrust and competition economics, is joining Columbia after serving four years at the University of California, Los Angeles.
John Asker, Evan D. Sadler and Tamrat W. Gashaw will join the Department of Economics this fall. John has been appointed Professor of Economics, Evan is Assistant Professor, and Tamrat, Lecturer in Discipline.