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2012 Faculty News

NEW FACULTY: We are pleased to welcome Professor Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter, as well as new assistant professors Eun Jeong Heo and Alejandro Molnar. 
saggi GPED Director Dr. Kamal Saggi is an invited keynote speaker at the Tenth Annual International Conference on the Problems of Economic Development in the Modern World "Sustainable Development of Russian Regions: Russia and WTO"
atack An article by Kamal Saggi about the strengths of Foreign Direct Investment was recently published in the Indian Express.
atack John Weymark has been appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Department of Economics, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia.
atack Jeremy Atack gave the Presidential Address to the Economic History Association in Vancouver on September 22, 2012. His presentation was titled “GIS in Economic History: The American Transportation Revolution Revisited.”
saggi GPED Director Dr. Kamal Saggi is an invited speaker at the 2012 Public Forum of the WTO at their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on September 24-26, 2012. The topic: "Is Multilateralism in Crisis?" Dr. Saggi will be speaking on the role of intellectual property in international trade. To view the program, click here.
atack Jeremy Atack has been elected a Fellow of the Cliometric Society in recognition of his many contributions to the field of Economic History.  There are currently fewer than 20 Fellows worldwide, including two Nobel laureates.
getz The August 22nd issue of the Vanderbilt Hustler features professors AndersonGetzRousseau and Weymark on the front cover. Click here to view the edition.
Internationally acclaimed economics scholars attend first APETworkshop in Brisbane, Australia. Leading international economics scholars are in Brisbane for the first workshop to be held in Australia by the Association for Public Economic Theory (APET). Chair of the program committee, Professor Flavio Menezes said hosting the workshop in Australia reflected the research strengths and international reputation of the University of Queensland's School of Economics. Public and Private Partnerships (PPPs) is the theme of the 2012 APET Workshop, co-hosted by APET and the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Economics at Tangalooma Island Resort, from June 25-26. Click here to read more.
apet-2012-taipei The 13th annual Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) conference, hosted by Academia Sinica, was held in Taipei, June 11-14th and marked the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Academia Sinica.  The events began with a lecture by Professor Maskin.  There were approximately 300 participants, including many from the US and Europe.   The main executive officers of APET are Professors John Conleyand Myrna Wooders, both based at VU. For further information about APET, see To view a press release of the conference, click here. To view the conference program, click here. (Photo:Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin, Harvard University; Myrna Wooders, President of APET and Professor, VU;   Dr. Chi-Huey Wong, President of Academia Sinica.
moto-shintani Moto Shintani has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Japanese Economic Association’s Nakahara Prize, which is awarded to a Japanese economist under the age of 45 who has successfully published internationally well-recognized papers. For a list of previous winners, see:
crucini Mario Crucini has been elected President of the International Economics and Finance Society, a professional association of economists founded in 1992. He will serve a two-year term beginning in January 2013.
daughety Andrew Daughety has been appointed to the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Economics. 
saggi Economists Santanu Roy, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and Kamal Saggi, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, found that diverse parallel importing policies among countries today make it possible to analyze for the first time how competition between firms and allowing or banning parallel imports can influence competition in foreign and domestic markets. Click here to read the article.
nsf William J. Collins has received a three-year National Science Foundation Grant to study internal migration in the United States by creating new datasets of linked census records.  This is a collaborative project with Marianne Wanamaker of the University of Tennessee, a former Vanderbilt undergraduate.  
William J. Collins has been appointed to the Terence E. Adderley Jr. Chair in Economics, which is named in honor of an alumnus who died in the World Trade Center on 9-11. To read more about Ted Adderley, click here.

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