• Recent Bard economics alums (Juan Bages, Stergios Mentesidis, Ahnaf Khan and Nicolai Eddy) sharing their experiences with current students at a career advising panel organized by alumni and the Career Development Office at Morningstar, World Trade Center, NYC  Sept 2017
  • Simon Simoski '17 presenting his research on household-debt driven growth.  In the fall, he will join the Masters program at the Levy Institute at Bard.
  • Professors Mike Martell, Ani Mitra and Sanjay DeSilva at the annual picnic - May 2017
  • Prof. Pavlina Tcherneva with students at the annual program picnic - May 2017
  • Prof. Olivier Giovannoni, Nathan Reece and Arielle Weiner-Bronner discussing their research poster at the Bard Summer Research Institute 2014.
  • Eva-Marie Quinones '17 (joint economics and global and international studies major) presenting her research on economic factors that enabled the spread of far-right political parties in Western Europe. She will proceed to the Ph.D. program in political science at Yale this fall.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Economics Seminar Series

Economics Seminar Series

Will the U.S. Embrace Euro 'Misery'?

Marshall Auerback
Institute for New Economic Thinking
Marshall Auerback, a Director of Institutional Partnerships at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, also has 30 years’ experience in the investment management business, serving as a global portfolio strategist for Pinetree Capital, a Canadian-based fund management group, an economic consultant to PIMCO, the world’s largest bond fund management group, a Research Associate for the Levy Institute, and a Research Fellow for the Economists for Peace and Security. From 1983-1987, he was an investment manager at GT Management (Asia) Limited in Hong Kong, where he focussed on the markets of Hong Kong, the ASEAN countries (Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand), New Zealand and Australia. From 1988-91, Mr Auerback was based in Tokyo, where his Pacific Rim expertise was broadened to include the Japanese stock market. From 1992-95, Mr Auerback worked in New York for the Tiedemann Investment group, where he ran an emerging markets’ hedge fund. From 1996-99, he worked as an international economics strategist for Veneroso Associates, which provided macroeconomic strategy to a number of leading institutional investors, including the World Bank, as well as helping Mr. Veneroso to research the “Gold Book Annual 1998”.. From 1999-2002, he managed the Prudent Global Fixed Income Fund for David W. Tice & Associates, a USVI-based investment management firm, and assisted with the management of the Prudent Bear Fund. Mr Auerback graduated magna cum laude in Economics and Philosophy from Canada’s Queen’s University in 1981 and received a law degree from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University in 1983.
With the return of free pizza!
This talk is part of the ongoing Economics seminar series, which is dedicated to facilitate the access and exchange of economic ideas to the greater Bard community.
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Economic Seminar Series

Economic Seminar Series presents:
"A Wage of One's Own: The Rise and Fall of Progressive-Era Minimum
Wage Legislation for Women: 1912-1923"

Robert Prasch
Middlebury College
Robert E. Prasch is Professor of Economics at Middlebury College where he teaches Monetary Theory and Policy, Macroeconomics, American Economic History, and the History of Economic Thought. He is the author of over 100 academic articles, book chapters, book reviews, in addition to multiple editorials and interviews in newspapers, radio, and on-line media including The HuffingtonPost, Common Dreams, New Economic Perspectives and TranslationExercises. The most recent of his three authored or co-edited books is How Markets Work: Supply, Demand and the ‘Real World’ (Edward Elgar, 2008). He has also served on the editorial boards of the Review of Political Economy and the Journal of Economic Issues, and on the Board and as president of the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE). Previous to Middlebury College, he taught at Vassar College, the University of Maine, and San Francisco State University. His PhD in economics is from the University of California, Berkeley.

This talk is part of the ongoing Economics seminar series, which is dedicated to facilitate the access and exchange of economic ideas to the greater Bard community.
Hegeman 102 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Economics Program Seminar Series

"Infinite Crisis in Europe"

Bruno Castro Macaes
Bard ECLA*
European College of Liberal Arts, in Berlin

This talk is part of the ongoing Economics seminar series, which is dedicated to facilitate the access to, and exchange of economic ideas to the greater Bard community.

*ECLA of Bard was the historical name of Bard College Berlin until December 2013.

Hegeman 102 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The US Financial System, the Great Recession, and the “Speculative Spread”

The Economics Seminar Series

Sara Hsu,
SUNY New Palz

 The Great Recession was an enormous surprise to mainstream economists, while not as much to non-mainstream economists, due to differences in views of the financial economy and its interaction with the real economy. While policy makers continue to follow mainstream economic theory, with the implication that regulation and transparency can fix any market glitches, many remain skeptical of the ability of regulation to prevent this type of crisis in the future. Deeper restructuring of the economy, with curbs on the worst practices of speculation, are necessary to provide long-term stability. We have explored one way in which to measure speculation versus production, in what we call a “speculative spread,” and suggest that this may be an important means to understanding to what degree the economy is overfinancialized.


Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium