economics

Vassar’s donations dip as fundraising campaign ends

By EMILY HOFFMAN – 7 years ago

Statistical analysis collected by a New York-based council for institutions of higher education reveals that while other colleges and universities boasted increased donation revenues from the 2013-2014 fiscal year, Vassar…

Speaker Dye addresses role of sugar in Cuban economy

By MAGGIE JEFFERS – 8 years ago

On October 25, Professor of Economics at Barnard College and affiliate member of Columbia University’s Department of History and Institute of Latin American Studies Alan Dye gave a talk in…

Existential crisis underway in debate over austerity

By LANE KISONAK – 8 years ago

On Twitter there is a novelty account that goes by the handle @ECONOMISTHULK. Economist Hulk is a potent symbol of our era, when political leaders forsake empirical evidence for ideology,…

VHP teach-in challenges idea of ‘developing’ nations

By ANNA IOVINE – 8 years ago

On Friday, April 19, the Vassar Haiti Project (VHP) and Amnesty International held a teach-in entitled “Making International Development Work?”. The event, attended by about forty people in the Rose…

National high-speed rail poses problems

By JOSH SHERMAN – 9 years ago

There’s been an image of a map rolling around Facebook and Tumblr recently, advertising an interesting take on the still-nascent high-speed rail initiative in the United States. It depicts the…