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2009-06-16 16:10:00

New Reports Detail How To Structure A "Play-Or-Pay" System; Shows That Employer Health Mandate Would Create Jobs WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Economist Jonathan Gruber and health care experts Jacob Hacker and Ken Jacobsjoined Institute for America's Future co-director Roger Hickey and researcher Phillip Cryan on a conference call today to discuss key provisions of President Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system. STATEMENT FROM ECONOMISTS: Jonathan...

2009-06-15 07:15:00

Two New Reports To Be Released Tuesday Show Employer Health Mandate Would Help Save Jobs, Details How To Structure A "Play-or-Pay" System WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of economists will declare that a bad economy should not delay overhauling the nation's health care system, and health care experts will release two new reports detailing an essential employer health mandate on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. Economist Jonathan Gruber will release a...

2009-05-14 11:12:00

New Book Recommends Expansion of Microfinance and Better Financial Tools NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Billions of people around the world live on less than $2 per day -- what many in the developed world easily spend on a cup of coffee. As global leaders work to stabilize the financial systems of the world's largest economies, they also have an unparalleled opportunity to include poor households in meaningful reform that expands access to those who need it most. It may seem nearly...

2009-04-10 07:56:02

New research by economics and psychology researchers at the University of Warwick has found that promotion on average produces 10% more mental strain and gives up to 20% less time to visit the Doctors.In a research paper entitled "Do People Become Healthier after Being Promoted" Chris Boyce and Professor Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick questioned why people with higher job status seem to have better health. A long-held assumption by researchers is that an improvement to a person's...

2009-04-02 08:30:00

Robert H. Frank and Ben S. Bernanke Connect Today's Classroom to the Economy NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- College students around the world are experiencing the impact of the current financial situation on their own lives, from fewer job opportunities to the reduced availability of financial aid. Now more than ever, Economics students want to understand how theories from the classroom can be applied to what goes on in the real world. McGraw-Hill Education's revised and updated...

2009-01-06 13:50:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard (http://www.sungard.com) and the International Association of Financial Engineers (www.iafe.org) today announced that Robert (Bob) Litterman, advisory director, chairman of the Quantitative Investment Strategies group has been named the 2008 IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY). The award will be presented to Mr. Litterman on February 5, 2009, at the United Nations in New York City, during the 2008 IAFE/SunGard FEOY Award Gala Dinner....

2008-08-14 06:00:42

Excerpt from unattributed report headlined "Chittagong to get emergency gas, rental power plant; advisers' council sends back coal policy to ministry" by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 14 August The Council of Advisers at its meeting here yesterday decided to provide 20 mcf (million cubic feet) additional gas and set up a 50- MW rental power plant for immediate and short-term solutions to the acute gas and power crises prevailing in Chittagong. Chaired by Chief Adviser...

2008-07-01 06:00:15

By Poirot, Clifford S Jr Abstract: This paper addresses a longstanding controversy in InstitutionalEvolutionary Economics about whether or how Darwin's theory of biological evolution can apply to social evolution. It compares and contrasts the view of Evolutionary Psychology with those of Veblen and places Veblen's contributions in the context of 19th century Darwinism and turn of the century anthropology. It argues that Veblen explains social evolution through changes in the application of...

2008-06-27 15:02:21

By AMY FORLITI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, has died at age 90, a spokesman said Wednesday. Mr. Hurwicz died Tuesday of natural causes, said Mark Cassutt, spokesman for the University of Minnesota, where Mr. Hurwicz was an emeritus economics professor. He had been in a Minneapolis hospital and had been on kidney dialysis,...

2008-06-27 00:00:39

Leonid Hurwicz, an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year, has died. He was 90. Hurwicz, who lived in Minneapolis, became ill about a week before his death Tuesday night, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. In 2007, Hurwicz became the oldest person ever to receive a Nobel Prize when he was honored for his work on the interactions among buyers, sellers and economic institutions. He shared the prize with Eric Maskin of the...