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Alvin Roth Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth to Give Biennial Endowed Milliman Lecture
Roth is the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University and one of the world’s leading experts in the fields of market design and game theory.
   
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Gopinath is the John Zwaanstra Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where she has been on the faculty since 2005. Her research focuses on International Finance and Macroeconomics.
   
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Fourth-year PhD student Mishita Mehra is one of two National Bureau of Economic Research Fellowship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year.

 
HD Paris Together We Will: Creating Opportunities for Cultural Immersion
After seeing a story about our new partnership with Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, alumnus Bob Hellrich-Dawson and his wife Lydia decided to direct their annual gift toward study abroad scholarships. 
   
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Kar-Yiu Wong Offers New Undergraduate Course in International Trade
The course, offered for the first time this spring quarter, is titled "Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Labor Migration." It will focus on the intersection of international capital movement and labor movement.
 
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Haideh Salehi-Esfahani Discusses Economic Development in Small-town Iran
In her talk, Dr. Salehi-Esfahani shared observations and photos of the society, sites, institutions, and changes related to various aspects of life in the city of Neishabour in Iran where she grew up.
   
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Fabio Ghironi and Leading Economists Strategize TPP Pitch to Congress 
Professor Ghironi was invited to the White House twice in 2016 to evaluate approaches in analyzing the potential outcome of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's (ultimately failed) ratification. 
   
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Eric Zivot and Alumna Nina Sidneva Share Award for Outstanding Paper
Their paper was awarded the inaugural Rollie Lamberson Medal for the most outstanding paper in natural resource modeling published within the last two years.
   
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Stephen Turnovsky Honored as Jubilee Fellow of the Australian AAS
The honor is in recognition of four decades of Fellowship in the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and the significant contributions he has made to the social sciences during the span of his career.
   
001 (2).jpg Administrator Randa Posey Nominated for UW Distinguished Staff Award
This annual university-wide award is the highest honor presented to staff, recognizing those who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the mission and vision of the UW and its people.
   
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Been There, Done That: Alumni Mentors Help Students Prepare for Economics Careers
Economics alumni share their career knowledge and experience with students through the department's mentorship program.
 
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Nominations Sought for the 2017 Gehrt Memorial Economics Service Award
Established in 2014, the award seeks to recognize the efforts of a long-term volunteer who has made a significant difference in the department through his or her involvement. 

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Women in Economics Mingle, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 5 - 7 p.m., Goldfinch Tavern @ Four Seasons Hotel 

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