• 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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Levy Graduate Programs Information Session/Webinar

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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"Life-Affirming Endurance": Decolonial Feminisms in Iran and Beyond

Monday, October 29, 2018

Catherine Z. Sameh
University of California, Irvine
 
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The “Global” Labor Market: How Real Is It, and How Should Governments Respond?
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Aashish Mehta, Associate Professor Global Studies, UC Santa Barbara
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Archive of Past Events

                                        

2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Levy M.S. Webinar Info Session

4:30 p.m. EST

Host: Thomas Masterson, Research Scholar and Director of Applied Micromodeling, Levy Economics Institute

For access, click here starting 15 minutes before the scheduled time: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/levyms/
  Blithewood, Levy Institute 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Levy M.S. Webinar Info Session

5:30 p.m. EST

Host: Michalis Nikiforos, Research Scholar, Levy Economics Institute

For access, click here starting 15 minutes before the scheduled time: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/levyms/
  Blithewood, Levy Institute 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Webinar Info Session for the Levy M.S. with Jan Kregel

2:00 p.m. EST

Host: Jan Kregel, Director, M.S. in Economic Theory and Policy; Senior Scholar and Director of Research, Levy Economics Institute

For access, click here starting 15 minutes before the scheduled time: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/levyms/
  Blithewood, Levy Institute 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Financial Education and Savings Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in India
 

Santadarshan Sadhu
NORC at the University of Chicago

 
Financial Education and Savings Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in India
Financial literacy programs are popular, despite limited evidence that they lead to significant changes in savings behavior. We provide an experimental test of the impact of financial literacy training on clients of a branchless banking program in India that offers low income households doorstep access to banking. We find that the intervention increased total savings in the treatment group increased by 49% within a period of one year. The increase in savings is due in part to decreases in expenditures on temptation goods. These results suggest that financial education interventions can be successful in changing savings outcomes, though we are only able to speculate why the program worked in this context.

Dr. Santadarshan Sadhu is a Research Scientist in NORC at the University of Chicago. He is a development economist specializing in impact evaluation of various developmental interventions and has a significant experience in assessing the impact of financial inclusion and financial literacy training. During the past 7 years, Dr. Sadhu has undertaken several research projects on financial inclusion and served as the Principal Investigator in three randomized impact evaluations of financial literacy training in India. Findings from Dr. Sadhu's research on financial literacy indicate that financial literacy training can significantly increase savings of clients who have access to doorstep banking. His present research focuses on assessing the impact of agri-value chain interventions on smallholder farmers and designing innovative and cost-effective models of delivering financial literacy training to low income and hard to reach populations.   
Olin, Room 204 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Webinar Info Session for the Levy M.S. with Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

5:30 p.m. EDT

Host: Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Jerome Levy Professor of Economics, Bard College; President, Levy Economics Institute

URL: Click http://bard.adobeconnect.com/levyms/ to join the webinar at the designated time

To ensure access to all of the features available through Adobe Connect, please install the latest version of Flash Player before signing in to the webinar.

For technical support, contact levyms@bard.edu. Blithewood, Levy Institute 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Webinar Info Session for the Levy M.S. with Thomas Masterson

2:00 p.m. EDT

Host: Thomas Masterson, Research Scholar and Director of Applied Micromodeling, Levy Economics Institute Blithewood, Levy Institute 

Monday, October 24, 2016

A lecture by Yahoo! Finance editor in chief Andy Serwer

Journalism in the Age of Trump, Ailes, Buzzfeed, Gawker, & Facebook Andy Serwer presents the second annual John J. Curran '75 Lecture in Journalism, Monday, October 24, at 4:45 p.m. in Weis Cinema, Bertelsmann Campus Center, introduced by Bard writer in residence Benjamin Hale.
 

“Achaea had Homer, the Spanish Civil War had Hemingway, California had the Beach Boys, and now our hyperactive stock market has its own poet singer: Andy Serwer.” —The New Yorker

As editor in chief for the top financial news site, Yahoo Finance, ANDY SERWER oversees all editorial content, from in-depth stories to breaking news to original video programming.

Serwer launched the groundbreaking and enormously influential business-news blog Streetlife in 1997. Now one of the world’s leading business journalists, he worked twenty-nine years at Time, served for eight years as Fortune’s managing editor, and was CNN’s American Morning business anchor from 2001 to 2006.

In 2000, TJFR Business News Reporter named Serwer as its Business Journalist of the Year, lauding him as “perhaps the nation’s top multimedia talent, successfully juggling the roles of serious journalist, astute commentator and occasional court jester.”
 

Andy Serwer will deliver this lecture again at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th, at the Bard Graduate Center in NYC. That event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required. Visit the Bard Alumni/ae Network's website to learn more and register.
 

John J. Curran '75 Lectures in Journalism honors the memory of a proud Bardian whose dedication to ethical reporting in journalism informed a trusting readership for over a quarter of a century and promoted a culture of honesty, integrity, and truth. Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Webinar Info Session for the Levy M.S. with a student currently enrolled in the program

2:00 p.m. EDT

URL: Click http://bard.adobeconnect.com/levyms/ to join the webinar at the designated time

To ensure access to all of the features available through Adobe Connect, please install the latest version of Flash Player before signing in to the webinar.

For technical support, contact levyms@bard.edu. Blithewood, Levy Institute 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Economics Seminar
"Modern Families:  Household Bargaining and Time Use in Same-Sex Households"

Michael E. Martell, Assistant Professor, Bard College
Leanne Roncolato, Assistant Professor, Franklin and Marshall College
We compare how members of same-sex and different-sex households in the US allocate their time in activities related to housework, care labor, leisure and paid labor.  Economic models of the household highlight the importance of relative earnings of household partners in determining the allocation of time use within households.  We find that members of same-sex households, lesbians in particular, allocate their time differently than members of different sex households as their relative earnings potential changes. The varying responses to relative earnings potential highlight that the time use decisions of members of same-sex households are impacted by their distinct identities and preferences for equality.  We suggest that the role of gender norms, identity and preferences are inadequately considered in economic theories of the household and suggest avenues for the development of more complete economic theories.

Michael Martell is an applied microeconomist with interests in the fields of labor, development, with special emphases on feminist theory and topics in inequality. He has previously taught at Franklin and Marshall College, Elizabethtown College, the University of Mary Washington and American University, where he earned his PhD.

Leanne Roncolato is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Franklin and Marshall College. She is a feminist economist with published work covering topics such as trade liberalization, informal employment, structural macroeconomics and time use in same-sex households. Her current projects include work on job quality of subway dancers in New York City and bargaining power in same-sex households.
Hegeman 102 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Worker Coops: Theory and Practice of 21st Century Socialism

Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York. Wolff has also taught economics at Yale University, City University of New York, and the University of Paris I (Sorbonne). Wolff has published many books and articles, both scholarly and popular. Most recently, in 2012, he published Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism (Haymarket Books) and Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian, with Stephen Resnick (Cambridge, MA, and London: MIT University Press). He writes regularly for Truthout.org and has been interviewed on The Charlie Rose Show, Up With Chris Hayes, Bill Maher’s Real Time, RT-TV, Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, Thom Hartman, National Public Radio, Alternative Radio, and many other radio and TV programs in the United States and abroad. The New York Times Magazine has named him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist.”  Levy Economics Institute Conference Room 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Boom Bust Boom and Why Minsky Matters

A screening of Boom Bust Boom, a documentary by Monty Python writer Terry Jones, which takes a critical look at the economic crisis of 2008 and the boom and bust business cycle. A unique look at why economic crashes happen, this feature documentary combines live action with animation and puppetry.

The film features Bard Economics Professor and Levy Economics Institute Senior Scholar L. Randall Wray, who will attend the screening and discuss his new book, Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist

This event is free and open to the public. Campus Center, Weis Cinema 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Developing Long-Term Funding in Brazil

Felipe Rezende The creation of new sources of financing and funding are at the center of discussions to promote real capital development in Brazil. It has been suggested that access to capital markets and long-term investors are a possible solution to the dilemma faced by Brazil¹s increasing financing requirements (such as infrastructure investment and mortgage lending needs) and the limited access to long-term funding in the country.
However, over the past three decades the use of high interest rates as the single policy tool has prevented the development of a long-term finance market. This presentation aims to show that active manipulations of the benchmark Selic interest rate and liquidity risks hamper the development of a long term fixed income market. While the Brazilian banking literature has already highlighted the relationship between the high and volatile policy rate in Brazil and the low exposure of Brazilian banks to long-term assets, these studies have neglected the balance sheet and cash flow impacts of changes in interest rates. They have paid little attention to total expected and realized returns (yield plus price change) of portfolios. Olin LC 118 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Angela Daley

'Child Well-Being in Northern Canada' Measuring poverty and inequality in northern
Canada
and
The Well-Being of Adolescents in Northern Canada Olin LC 118 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Andy Barenberg

Early childhood stunting has been known to be an indicator of cognitive developmental stunting. What is the relationship between early childhood stunting and later educational outcomes? To answer this question, I examine matched pairs of siblings who differ in their third trimester in-utero exposure to the Tanzania hunger season. Using multiple placebo groups, I create falsification tests to show that congenital stunting is driving the effects on educational outcome. Additionally, I test for possible impacts of household heterogeneity, selective mortality, and sibling investment spillovers.  My results find that a standard deviation increase in under-five stunting decreases years of education completed by approximately one grade level. 
Olin LC 118 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Webinar Info Session with Thomas Masterson

Time: 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Host: Thomas Masterson, Research Scholar and Director of Applied Micromodeling, Levy Economics Institute
URL: Click here to join the webinar at the designated time

To ensure access to all of the features available through Adobe Connect, please install the latest version of Flash Player before signing in to the webinar. For technical support, contact levyms@bard.edu.

Blithewood, Levy Institute