Asif Dowla, professor of economics and Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts, has published “Political Interference in Microfinance” in the December 2015 issue of Enterprise Development and Microfinance.
St. Mary’s College graduating senior Matthew Flyr, an economics major, weighs the comparative advantage and opportunity cost of the presidential ambition of Dr. Ben Carson, the man who saved his life.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been awarded a $97,361 grant, jointly funded by the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program and vCalc LLC. The grant will fund student research and development of high-value, college-level math formulas and data for vCalc.com, a Wiki-based crowd-sourced calculating encyclopedia with over 7,000 calculators and users in over 100 countries. Find out more »
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts selected St. Mary’s College of Maryland student Andrew Tarquinio ’16 for its prestigious, nationally recognized internship program. This summer, Tarquinio is interning with the Washington National Opera (WNO) team in the Kennedy Center’s Development Department. As the WNO development intern, Tarquinio’s responsibilities include research, cultivation, solicitation, Find out more »
Professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Economics Russell Rhine recently received a $4,500 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to fund the “Lectures on Liberty” speaker series. The Charles Koch Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting research and education programs that support the study of free society and societal well-being. In higher education, Find out more »
This semester brought a new course to the Economics Department. “Valuation in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics” is an experimental survey and statistics class that economics majors could take to fulfill their 400-level capstone experience. One of the motivations for introducing the course into the curriculum, says Dr. Amy Henderson, assistant professor of economics and Find out more »
Three St. Mary’s economists have been accepted in American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) mentoring program. Assistant Professors of Economics Amy Henderson, Shizuka Nishikawa and Jia Xu will participate in a two day program designed to provide mentoring and networking opportunities for junior faculty at teaching-oriented institutions.
Ho Nguyen has taught at St. Mary’s College of Maryland since 1979. He was a full-time economics professor until 2008, when he began working part-time as the director of Asia Initiatives at St. Mary’s, a program which assists students in studying and interning in Asia. 1) Why did you decide to teach at St. Mary’s? Find out more »
Associate Professor of Economics Russell Rhine has been awarded an external grant to finance his Lectures on Liberty speaking series for the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014.
Professor of Economics Asif Dowla presented a paper, “Bankers to the Poor, Bother to the State — Political Risks in Microfinance”, at the Third European Research Conference on Microfinance held in Kristiansand, Norway, June 10-12. Dowla holds the Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts at St. Mary’s.