Amanda Deerfield, assistant professor of economics, and Sriparna Ghosh, visiting professor of economics, presented research at the Association of Private Enterprise Education in Las Vegas, Nevada, in April. Deerfield’s research in “Examining the Relationship Between Economic Freedom and Ridesharing Legislation” found that states with less economic freedom take longer to pass ridesharing legislation. Her research Find out more »
Asif Dowla, professor of economics and Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts, published an article “Climate Change and Microfinance” in the journal Business Strategy and Development. The article https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/bsd2.13 examines how microfinance institutions that provide collateral-free loans (mostly to women) can help their borrowers deal with consequences of climate change. The article suggests that these institutions will Find out more »
Professor of Economics Donald Stabile was recently interviewed about his work on a living wage by Phil Mariage for the show, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The show is produced by KUAR, the national public radio station at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark. The discussion focused on the attention given to what people earn, the disparity Find out more »
Rosemary Rhodes ’17 and Jonathan Schuster ’17 were awarded SAS certifications in economic statistics and analysis earlier this week. SAS is an analytical software package that is widely used by Fortune 500 companies and federal agencies. This is the first year St. Mary’s College students have had the opportunity to earn this certification jointly endorsed Find out more »
This summer a group of students at SMCM are completing internships with vCalc.com. The site is a crowd-sourced calculating encyclopedia, a “Wikipedia for equations,” Chris Lynch, a vCalc intern, commented. The student’s internships involved coding equations and calculators for a variety of fields of study alongside highly detailed explanations. “We want to make this as Find out more »
Russell Rhine, associate professor of economics, has been selected to work for Congress during the fall semester. He will be a senior economist with the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee, a bipartisan bicameral committee. Rhine will conduct economic analysis and make policy recommendations to legislators in both houses of Congress. He has been approved Find out more »
On May 9th, 2016 ECON 459 (Senior Seminar: Experiential Statistics) and MATH 415 (Applied Statistics) hosted a joint symposium. At the symposium, student consulting teams presented their findings from research conducted on behalf of local nonprofit organizations. Members of the organizations attended. Pictures from the event can be found on the SMCM Flickr page.
St. Mary’s College students and alumni are engaged in incredible work to promote a healthier planet. This Earth Day, we’re spotlighting this through the work of Paul Stysley ’99 and Marissa Golison ’16. If you drive by the St. Andrews Landfill in California, Md., you will not see any dump trucks or backhoes busily burying Find out more »
St. Mary’s student Will Schaffer (‘18) has been accepted to attend the General Course at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for the 2016-17 academic year. Schaffer is an economics major and is from Knoxville, Maryland.
Phillip Cappello (’16) is a dual major in economics and public policy with a minor in political science. His SMP is entitled “Legalized Marijuana: An Examination Of The Economics And Policy Implications Of Legalized Cannabis.” Professor Asif Dowla is his faculty mentor. Cappello’s research is intended to guide lawmakers through some of the cost-benefit analyses and Find out more »