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Profile in Excellence: Olufemi Olaleye

As of the summer of 2017, the PhD Excellence Initiative, with generous support from the Sloan Foundation, is pleased to officially welcome its fourth research fellow, Olufemi Olaleye, a U.S. citizen of Nigerian heritage. Femi joins the Initiative following his graduation from New York University in May 2017 with a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics. [...]

Profile in Excellence: Brandy Edmondson

As of Fall 2016, the PhD Excellence Initiative, with generous support from the Sloan Foundation, is pleased to welcome its third research fellow, Brandy Edmondson. Brandy joins the Initiative from Spelman College, where she graduated in May 2016 with a B.A. in Economics. As an undergraduate, Brandy spent time as a research assistant, mentor, and [...]

Ph.D. Excellence Summer Workshop 2016

On July 22, 2016, at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, the Ph.D. Excellence Initiative convened its 3rd Annual Summer Workshop at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, for a day of economic research presentations and feedback sessions. Doubled in size from its first year, the Summer Workshop once [...]

Ph.D. Excellence Summer Workshop 2015

On July 16, 2015, at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, the Ph.D. Excellence Initiative held its second annual Summer Workshop, welcoming back its Peer Network to join two current Initiative scholars, as well as an undergraduate aspiring economist, in a day of research presentations and feedback sessions. In attendance (shown above, [...]

Profile in Excellence: Mbalou Camara

As of July 1, 2015, the PhD Excellence Initiative, with generous support from the Sloan Foundation, is pleased to welcome its second research fellow, Mbalou Camara. Mbalou joins the Initiative from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where she graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science, Economics, and Global Studies, and minored [...]

Ph.D. Excellence Inaugural Summer Workshop

On July 17, 2014, at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, the Ph.D. Excellence Initiative held its inaugural Summer Workshop, uniting its Peer Network in a day of research presentations and feedback sessions. Presentation topics (summarized below) spanned a wide range of economic disciplines: labor markets; affirmative action’s effects on labor practices; [...]

Capital and Labor | Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture

When the Financial Times asked, a couple of years ago, for a piece that featured an influential thinker whose work helped shape my own professional life, I had no difficulty selecting a subject. Without hesitation, I wrote this article on Sir Arthur Lewis, the pioneering economist and Nobel Laureate who hailed from St. Lucia in [...]

Turnaround in China

How do you say "Turnaround" in Chinese? (Answer: Zhuǎnjī) After months of biting my tongue, I'm pleased to finally announce that the Mandarin edition of Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, has been published by China Machine Press. You can see Turnaround's product page on dangdang.com. The transformation of China's economy during the [...]

Profile in Excellence: Curtis James

In July 2014, the PhD Excellence Initiative, with generous support from the Sloan Foundation, proudly welcomed its first research fellow, Curtis James. Curtis graduated with an Economics and Mathematics degree from New York University (BA '14). He is an active member of the Economic Theory Society and Quantitative Finance Society at NYU. While an undergraduate [...]

Old Dreams, New Growth Models

As the World Economic Forum heads to Davos this week, I wanted to share with permission the 2014 report from the from the Global Agenda Council on New Growth Models, courtesy of my colleague, Mike Spence. The report is titled “New Growth Models: Challenges and steps to achieving patterns of more equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth.” […]