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2011-06-13 07:10:00

Combining lights and statistics may yield high-resolution global economic data The glow of lights in a city at night means different things to different people. For some, the amazing hues along Broadway, the Las Vegas Strip or the Sunset Strip in Hollywood mean a fun night out. For an economist, these dazzling lights signify people's pockets are flush with cash; and in fact, a new study confirms it. Research by William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and...

2011-05-10 06:05:00

Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America looks at awarding titles, upgrading CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today one out of four urban residents in Latin America lives in a dwelling that does not have a legal title, or lacks urban services such as water and sanitation, or is constructed in a precarious location. Improving conditions in existing informal settlements and shantytowns in Latin American cities is a necessary and worthy goal, but the...

2011-03-24 11:32:00

DAYTON, Ohio, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Dayton's R.I.S.E. XI Global Investment Forum will be heard around the world when Kathleen Hays of Bloomberg Radio broadcasts live from the event. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110103/DC23496LOGO) Hays will broadcast her show, "The Hays Advantage" from noon to 3 p.m. ET Thursday, March 31, on the opening day of the forum at the University of Dayton Arena. When not broadcasting, Hays will serve as...

2010-12-17 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Commerce Department Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca M. Blank welcomed members of the newly-formed Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) today during the group's first meeting as a function of the Commerce Department. The committee will advise agency heads of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) -- both within the Department of Commerce -- as well as the Department of Labor's Bureau of...

2010-12-01 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Financial Engineers (www.iafe.org) and SunGard (http://www.sungard.com) today announced that Peter Carr, managing director and global head of market modeling for Morgan Stanley, has been named the 2010 IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY). The award will be presented to Dr. Carr on February 10, 2011, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, during the IAFE/SunGard FEOY Award Gala Dinner....

2010-12-01 00:41:01

Transformative economist Arthur Laffer, inventor of the Laffer Curve, has joined the board of directors of Nashville-based Consensus Point, creators of the Foresight prediction markets and social predictive analytics platform. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Transformative economist Arthur Laffer, inventor of the Laffer Curve, has joined the board of directors of Nashville-based Consensus Point, creators of the Foresight prediction markets and social predictive analytics platform....

2010-10-14 08:57:30

Chemists and economists are recognized for their global scientific contributions Among the 2010 Nobel laureates are four scientists whose research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) over the years. Richard F. Heck and Ei-ichi Negishi received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry; and Peter A. Diamond and Dale Mortensen received the Nobel Prize in Economics. Now a total of 191 U.S. and U.S.-based researchers have had their research pursuits funded by NSF earlier in their...

2010-10-11 12:11:00

Laffer: "In several key areas, California's economy has become even less competitive than before" AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not only does California's economic climate continue to lag behind that of Texas, "in several key areas, California's economy has become even less competitive than before," according to research released today by the Texas Public Policy Foundation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100713/TPPFLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-09-27 13:33:00

Live Q&A Discussion with National Journal's Ron Brownstein WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Economic Council Director Dr. Larry Summers will be the keynote guest at National Journal LIVE's Workforce of the Future Conference tomorrow, September 28, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Summers will participate in a live question-and-answer discussion with Ron Brownstein, editorial director of National Journal Group. Dr. Summers's keynote discussion will begin at 8 a.m. in...


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