June 13, 2018
The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Columbia University Professor Richard Clarida to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The panel also approved the nomination of Kansas bank commissioner Michelle Bowman to fill another vacancy on the Fed's seven-member board.
June 8, 2018
Among the Vatican’s “reception committee” for the oil bosses will be Jeffrey Sachs, an American development economist and anti-poverty campaigner. Also a professor at Columbia University and director of its Earth Institute, he has worked closely with the Vatican and other Christian confessions to help them formulate policies on climate change and development.
June 4, 2018
The Department of Economics announced that David E. Weinstein had been appointed Executive Director of the Program for Economic Research (PER), succeeding Yeon-Koo Che, who served in the role for the past three years.
June 4, 2018
Maybe Donald Trump really is the Manchurian Candidate, a stooge of some foreign potentate. Much more likely, Trump is just mentally unstable and narcissistic. Whichever it is, Trump is rapidly destroying American global leadership, alliances, and interests. Wednesday's announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union is the latest bizarre and self-destructive move. … Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
May 30, 2018
How a Philly College Student’s Sneaker Start-up is Helping Latin American Artisans Climb Out of Poverty
“Is it transformative? Maybe not,” said Eric Verhoogen, a professor of economics at Columbia University who focuses on industrial development.. “But this sort of model can be quite beneficial for the community in which production is happening, in part because many times people in the community don’t really know what the end consumer in the U.S. or another rich country wants. The advantage that companies like this one bring is they know the consumer.”