Monday, January 28, 2013

Dr. Edward Nik-Khah gives lecture in Young Scholars Workshop (Hong Kong)

As a part of the Institute for New Economic Thinking's conference in Hong Kong, the organization's Young Scholars Initiative will host a graduate student workshop, including several lectures. In one of the lectures, Roanoke College Associate Professor of Economics, Dr. Edward NIk-Khah, along with Dr. Philip Mirowski (Notre Dame), will provide a

"...narrative of the development of 20th century economics with particular focus on how the market came to be viewed as a processor of information or knowledge."

Read about INET and Dr. Nik-Khah and Mirowski's lecture


 with specifics found



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wall Street Journal Letter to the Editor: Dr. Robert Stauffer

Dr. Robert Stauffer is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Roanoke College. He has had several Letters to the Editor published by the Wall Street Journal. His most recent was published a few days ago. In it he comments on excess reserves used in lending and Fed policy. You can read it here:


Friday, January 11, 2013

Tyler Rinko `11 teaching economics in Turkey

Tyler Rinko `11 has been hired by MEF International School-Izmir to teach high school/secondary economics and middle school math next year. It will be the first year for the Economics Department at the school.

After Tyler begins he will share his experiences with us in Roanomics.

Congrats Tyler! You continue to excel.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Zach Birtsch presents his research at assessment conference

On Wednesday November 14 Senior Economics Major Zach Birtsch participated in the poster session at the Virginia Assessment Group 2012 Annual Conference in Richmond, VA. 

Zach presented his preliminary findings from his research project for Dr. Kassens econometrics course (ECON 448). Zach's paper used survey data to analyze the determinants of student wellness at Roanoke College. He used a probit model and a fixed set of covariates to estimate the marginal effects of each dimension of wellness. Zach was the only undergraduate participating in the poster session. The remainder of participants were graduate students.

Zach accompanied Dr. Kim Filer at the conference. Dr. Filer is the President-elect of the Virginia Assessment Group and the college's Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment. 

A reflection of Zach's experience at the conference will appear in the March 2013 issue of Roanomics

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Research-presentation opportunity

From the Roanoke College Daily email:

Hum & Social Science Students - Present Research at JMU - Deadline at End of January

The 4th Annual MadRush Undergraduate Research Conference seeks outstanding undergraduate research or writing in any Humanities or Social Science discipline. The conference will occur on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

How to Apply—Each student should submit a 100-150 word abstract of their project to Dr. J. Chris Arndt at or no later than 5:00 PM Thursday, January, 31 2013. Abstracts should be word files and should include author, major, institution, title of presentation. Groups of students are also invited to submit panel sessions on related paper topics.

Presentation Format—Students selected for the conference will be notified by email in early-to-mid-February. Presentations should be 10-15 minutes in length; there will be time for audience questions at the end of each conference session. Presentations may include PowerPoint slides for visual support. Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in attending the conference.

If you apply, please CC Dr. Lyon (Director of Student-Faculty Research). She will arrange for your registration and travel fees to be paid by Roanoke College.

For more information contact: Julie Lyon