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2008 Faculty News

Mario Crucini is distinguished speaker at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics Mario Crucini delivered the lecture: "Flat World Fictions, Real World Frictions," as a distinguished speaker at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, on November 14, 2008 and as a distinguished alumni speaker at the Wegman's Conference, University of Rochester, October 20, 2008.



The 2008 Henry H. Villard Research Award was presented to Stephen Buckles in October, 2008. The Henry H. Villard Research Award was established to encourage and recognize outstanding contributions in economic education research.  Villard was the first editor of the Journal of Economic Education.  His contributions to early research in the discipline were notable and set the tone and pace for later research.  Steve has been a hard working, dedicated, and highly respected researcher.  His imprint is clearly planted on economic education research, especially in the area of assessment.  It was Steve’s initial article published in the Journal of Economic Education that brought the connection between learning theory and economics to the forefront among traditional economists.  For his contributions to economic education research, we honor Steve Buckles with the 2008 Henry H. Villard Research Award.  



GPED Director Suhas Ketkar releases new book titled  Innovative Financing for Development , published by the World Bank in September, 2008. Ketkar is a recognized expert on the emerging markets of Asia, Europe, and Latin America. 


Mario Crucini becomes an R.A. at NBER Mario Crucini was selective as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, effective September 2008.


Mario Crucini was the Weatherall Visiting Scholar at Queen's University, July and August, 2008.


New Department Chairs as of AY 2008 Tong Li and John Weymark become Department Chair and Vice Chair effectively July 1, 2008.


Mario Crucini was appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of the Journal of Monetary Economics, as Associate Editor, effective July 2008.



Stephen Buckles is honored with the The Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for 2008 at the Spring Faculty Meeting held on April 18th, 2008. Names of winners of the Madison Sarratt Prize are mounted on a permanent plaque in the Sarratt Student Center. The Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching was established by the Board of Trust in 1964. Final selection is made by the Chancellor on the basis of nominations made on-line by undergraduates. Students are asked to rate a nominee according to the nominee's concern for an individual student's learning, the organization and engagement of classroom presentation, the clarity and fairness of criteria for awarding grades, and accessibility and helpfulness outside of class.


John Weymark was elected President of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare for the term January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009.  Weymark's Presidential Address, "Must One Be an Ogre to Rationally Prefer Aiding the Nearby to the Distant Needy?", was presented on June 19th, 2008 at the 9th International Conference of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare at Concordia University in Montreal.


Mario Crucini becomes senior fellow at the FRB, DallasMario Crucini was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, effective January 2008.



John Weymark releases new book titled, Justice, Political
Liberalism, and Utilitarianism: Themes from Harsanyi and Rawls
 along with Marc Fleurbaey and Maurice Salles. The book was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. More information can be found at: