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2011 Faculty News

crucini Professor  Mario Crucini's  paper on tariffs in the Great Depression (American Economic Review 1994) is featured in a new volume of "Seminal Works of the Great Depression," edited by Randall E. Parker for Edward Elgar Publishing (2011). Click here to view online.
On Sept. 10, 2011,  Jeremy Atack  became president of the Economic History Association. Atack will be responsible for organizing the program of the EHA’s 2012 meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he will also deliver the presidential address. Read the full story »




Professors  Jennifer Reinganum  and  Myrna Wooders  have both been selected as Economic Theory Fellows by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET). Fellows are selected for their scientific excellence, originality, and leadership; high ethical standards; and scholarly and creative achievement. The research contributions of fellows exist in many areas of theoretical economics, including pure and applied research, and government service. The primary qualification for fellowship is to have substantially advanced economic theory. This achievement may be evidenced by an outstanding publication record; strong editorial board service; honorary, scientific, educational and professional achievements, or through the training of graduate students. More details of the program can be found on the Society for Advancement of Economic Theory website

New Faculty for AY 2011-2012


book Springer publishes a new book 'Social Ethics and Normative Economics', edited by Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Economics  John Weymark , Marc Fleurbaey (Université Paris-Descartes), and Maurice Salles (Université de Caen). To go to the Springer website for more information about the book, click here.
On April 14th Professor Myrna Wooders delivered the Colloquium Jacques Morgenstern lecture at INRIA, the Institute of Sciences and Technology of Information and Communication, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. Click here to view more information about the lecture. Professor Wooders took advantage of her European trip to give a seminar at the Catholic University of Lisbon, which will host the international conference on Public Economic Theory (PET 13) in 2013.
wto-logo The World Trade Organization invited GPED Director and Economics Professor Kamal Saggi to write a policy note based on his research on trade agreements. To read the article, click here. Go to the WTO forum, by clicking here.
saggi GPED Director  Dr. Kamal Saggi  was the guest speaker at University School of Nashville's annual Buhl lecture on April 26, 2011. To learn more about the Buhl Lecture, click here.

Three economics faculty have been appointed named chairs beginning the spring semester 2011.  Tong Li  and  John Weymark  are both appointed as Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Economics; Yanqin Fan is appointed as Centennial Professor of Economics.


William J. Collins  is now the Co-Editor of  Explorations in Economic History , a leading journal in the field.