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Session 1 Monday

February 3, 2014

UNUSUAL AND EXIGENT”:

HOW THE FED CAN JUMP-START

THE REAL ECONOMY

William Greider

 

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Session 2 Monday

February 3, 2014

IS THE LINK BETWEEN OUTPUT AND

JOBS BROKEN?

Papdimtriou, Hanngen and Nikiforos

 

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Session 3 Monday February 10, 2014

Marxian Class Analysis

and Economics

BY RICK WOLFF

 

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Session 4 Monday February 10, 2014, The Perils of Globalization

Jan A. Kregel

 

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Session 5 Monday February 10, 2014 How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?

By PAUL KRUGMAN

 

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Session 6 Monday February 10, 2014

 On the Question of Money Endogeneity: Marx vs. the Post-Keynesians

John Milios

 

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Session 7 Monday February 24, 2014

Heading South

U.S.-Mexico trade and

job displacement after NAFTA

R o b e r t  e.

s c o t t

 

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Session 8 Monday February 24, 2014

GROWING U.S. TRADE DEFICIT

WITH CHINA COST 2.8 MILLION

JOBS BETWEEN 2001 AND 2010

Hundreds to thousands of jobs displaced in every U.S. congressional district

B y  R o b e r t E . S c o t t

 

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Session 9 Monday February 24, 2014

Consumer Confidence Surveys:

Can They Help Us Forecast Consumer Spending in Real Time? By Dean Croushore

 

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Session 10 Monday February 24, 2014

Inflation Forecasts:  How good are they?

By Dean Croushore.

 

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Session 11 Monday Mar 3, 2014

Productivity, Valorization and Crisis: Socially Necessary Unproductive Labor in Contemporary Capitalism  by Murray E. G. Smith

 

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Session 12 Monday Mar 3, 2014

The Growth of Unproductive Activities, the Rate of Profit, and the Phase-Change of the US economy by Dimitris Paitaridis and Lefteris Tsoulfidis     

 

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Session 13 Monday Mar 3, 2014

Stock Market Wealth and Consumptions by James Poterba

 

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Session 14 Monday Mar 3, 2014

COMPARING WEALTH EFFECTS:

THE STOCK MARKET VERSUS THE HOUSING MARKET by

Karl E. Case, John M. Quigley and

Robert J. Shiller

 

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Session 11 Monday Mar 10, 2014

Productivity, Valorization and Crisis: Socially Necessary Unproductive Labor in Contemporary Capitalism  by Murray E. G. Smith

 

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Session 16 Monday Mar 10, 2014

Fiscal Spending Jobs Multipliers:

Evidence from the 2009 American Recovery and

Reinvestment Act

Daniel J. Wilson

 

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Session 17 Monday Mar 10, 2014

Central Banking in Contemporary Capitalism:

Monetary Policy and its Limits

Demophanes Papadatos

 

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Session 18 Monday Mar 10, 2014

Central Bank Independence and Macroeconomic Performance: Some Comparative Evidence

Alberto Alesina and Lawrence H. Summers

 

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Session 17 Monday Mar 17, 2014

Central Banking in Contemporary Capitalism:

Monetary Policy and its Limits

Demophanes Papadatos

 

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Session 15 Monday Mar 17, 2014

MEASURING THE OUTPUT RESPONSES TO FISCAL POLICY

Alan J. Auerbach

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

 

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Session 19 Monday Mar 17, 2014

The Economic Impact of the

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by

Mark Zandi

 

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Session 20 Monday Mar 17, 2014

The Financialization of Capital and the Crisis by John Bellamy Foster

 

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Session 21 Monday Mar 31, 2014

Financialization:  Market Discipline or Capital Discipline? by

John Milios

 

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Session 22 Monday Mar 31, 2014

THE ECONOMICS AND CULTURE OF FINANCIALISATION

Jan Toporowski

 

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Session 23 Monday Mar 31, 2014

A Marxist Analysis of Bush’s Economic Policies By Anthony Appiani

 

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Session 24 Monday Mar 31, 2014

The Effects of the IMF on the Debt Crisis by Daniel Williams

 

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Session 17 Monday April 7, 2014

Central Banking in Contemporary Capitalism:

Monetary Policy and its Limits

Demophanes Papadatos

 

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Session 25 Monday April 7, 2014

Obama’s Health Care Reform by Christopher Bitar

 

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Session 26 Monday April 7, 2014

The Housing Market Meltdown by

Jason Cleaver

 

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Session 27 Monday April 7, 2014

The Crisis in the United States Automobile Industry by Maya Foose

 

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Session 28 Monday April 14, 2014 Economic Impacts of Immigration by Xiomara Agard

 

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Session 29 Monday April 14, 2014 Financial Bailout

Mariah Murphy

 

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Session 30 Monday April 14, 2014 Sustainability and profitability of Tech Startups by Sean Maloney

 

 

 

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Session 31 Monday April 14, 2014 Housing Market Meltdown by Jorgen Mangor

 

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Session 32 Monday April 21, 2014 To be announced by Comparison Of the Neoclassical theory of prices with the Marxist labor theory of value by Jongwuk Kim

 

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Session 33 Monday April 21, 2014 Financial Bailout of the Automobile Industry from 2008-2010 by Courtney Payne

 

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Session 34 Monday April 21, 2014 Austerity and or growth by Kirsten Krug

 

 

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Session 35 Monday April 21, 2014 Subprime mortgage crisis By Demettrius Patterson

 

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Session 36 Monday April 28, 2014

Bitcoin and its uses in our economy by Derek Kruger

 

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Session 37 Monday April 28, 2014 Housing Market Meltdown by Jorgen Mangor

 

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Session 38 Monday April 28, 2014

Financial Corruption in the US by Crystal Prince

 

 

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Session 39 Monday April 28, 2014

Minimum Wage:  Should it be increased? By Shauna Ronan

 

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Session 40 Monday May 5, 2014

Critique of the Capital Asset Pricing model  by Brandon White

 

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Session 41 Monday May 5, 2014

History of the financial crisis for the time period of 1999 to current period by Roger Ziobro

 

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Session 42 Monday May 5, 2014 Financial Bailout by Jason Smigiera

 

 

 

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Session 43 Monday May 5, 2014

Financial Bailout by Mariah Murphy

 

 

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Session 44 Monday May 12, 6-8:40

2014 To be announced by Anthony Orange

 

 

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Session 45 Monday May 12, 6- 8:40

2014 Asian Financial Crisis by Nemat Musa

 

 

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Session 46 Monday May 12, 6- 8:40

To be announced by James Davis

 

 

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Session 43 Monday May 12, 6-8:40  2014

Professor Kasper and Professor Byrley

 

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Senior Seminar eco 490 materials  Spring 2014 crn 4318

Day TR 9:25 – 10:40

Session 1 Tuesday February 11, 2014

How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?

By PAUL KRUGMAN

 

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Session 2 Tuesday February 11, 2014

 On the Question of Money Endogeneity: Marx vs. the Post-Keynesians John Milios

 

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Session 3 Thursday February 13 2014

Securitization, Liquidity,

and Market Failure

Paul Davidson

 

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Session 4 Thursday February 13, 2014

 Electronic Trading in Stock Markets

Hans R. Stoll

 

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Session 5 THURSDAY

February 20, 2014

Heading South

U.S.-Mexico trade and

job displacement after NAFTA

R o b e r t  e.

s c o t t

 

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Session 6 Thursday February 20, 2014

GROWING U.S. TRADE DEFICIT

WITH CHINA COST 2.8 MILLION

JOBS BETWEEN 2001 AND 2010

Hundreds to thousands of jobs displaced in every U.S. congressional district

B y  R o b e r t E . S c o t t

 

PDF

 

 

Session 7 Tuesday February 25, 2014

Consumer Confidence Surveys:

Can They Help Us Forecast Consumer Spending in Real Time? By Dean Croushore

 

PDF

 

 

Session 8 Tuesday February 25, 2014

 Inflation Forecasts:  How good are they?

By Dean Croushore.

 

PDF

 

 

Session 9 Thursday February 27, 2014

Lessons from

the Subprime Meltdown by Randall Wray

 

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Session 10 Thursday February 27, 2014

Changes in the U.S. Financial System and the Subprime Crisis by Jan Kregel

 

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Session 11 Tuesday March 4, 2014

Marx’s Explanation of Money’s Functions: Overturning the Quantity Theory

Martha Campbell

 

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Session 12 Tuesday March 4, 2014

Keynes and Marx on the Theory of Capital Accumulation, Money and interest by Fan-Hung  

 

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Session 13 Thursday March 6, 2014

The Growth of Unproductive Activities, the Rate of Profit, and the Phase-Change of the US economy by Dimitris Paitaridis and Lefteris Tsoulfidis         

 

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Session 14 Thursday March 6, 2014

Thesis presentation    

Financial Bailout by William Artiaga

 

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Session 11 Tuesday March 11, 2014

Marx’s Explanation of Money’s Functions: Overturning the Quantity Theory Martha Campbell

 

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Session 15 Tuesday March 11, 2014

Thesis presentation: Impacts of China’s Exchange rate Policy by Jeff Oyo

 

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Session 16 Thursday March 13, 2014

What are the Cost, Benefits, and Requirements of having an optimal Currency area (OCA)? Is it achievable? By Joshua Halter           

 

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Session 17 Thursday March 13, 2014

Thesis presentation:

methods of risk analysis and how corporations/ countries manage it by Kylene Holmes

 

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Session 18 Tuesday March 18, 2014

Globalization by Reya Russell

 

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Session 11 Tuesday March 18, 2014

Marx’s Explanation of Money’s Functions: Overturning the Quantity Theory Martha Campbell

 

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Session 20 Thursday March 20, 2014

Thesis presentation: Crisis of the automobile industry By Dakota Sims           

 

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Session 21 Thursday March 20, 2014

Thesis presentation:

The tale of Two Americas:  Income Inequality in the United States by Ryan Winegarden

 

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Session 22 Tuesday April 01, 2014

Economic Impact of China’s Exchange Rate Policy by Joshua Goodman

 

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Session 23 Tuesday April 01, 2014

Current Economic Situation in the  US by Joseph Affatiago

 

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Session 24 Thursday April 03, 2014

Thesis presentation:

The Housing Meltdown in the US by Yanchao Wang

 

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Session 25 Thursday April 03, 2014

Thesis presentation:

The economic impact of oil price shocks by Deshawn King

 

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Session 26 Tuesday April 08, 2014

Thesis presentation:

The relationship between the stock market and exploitation by Marc Young

 

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Session 27 Tuesday April 08, 2014

Thesis presentation:

 

 

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Session 13,

Wednesday October 2, 2013

On Democratizing Financial Turmoil:

A Minskian Analysis of the Subprime Crisis*

by

Luisa Fernandez,

Fadhel Kaboub

And Zdravka Todorova

 

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Session 14 Wednesday October 2, 2013

OBSERVATIONS ON THE PROBLEM OF

“TOO BIG TO FAIL/SAVE/RESOLVE”

Jan Kregel

 

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Session 11, Monday, October 7, 2013,

ON MARX'S THEORY OF MONEY - The Theory of Money and the Theory of Value By Duncan Foley

 

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Session 12, Monday,

October 7, 2013

Marxian and Post-Keynesian Developments in the Sphere of Money, Credit, and Finance:  Building Alternative Perspectives in Alternative Microeconomics. By Robert Pollin

 

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Session 15,

Wednesday October 9, 2013

Late Appropriations and Government

Shutdowns: Frequency, Causes,

Consequences, and Remedies by Roy Meyers

 

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Session 16 Wednesday

October 9, 2013

Shutting Down Government:

Budget Crises in the American Political System BY ROBERT WILLIAMS AND ESTHER JUBB

 

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Session 17

Monday

October 14, 2013 Productive and Unproductive labor and the rate of profit in Malthus, Ricardo and Marx by Rober Chernomas

 

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Session 18 Monday

October 14, 2013

 The Growth of Unproductive Activities, the Rate of Profit, and the Phase-Change of the US economy by Dimitris Paitaridis and Lefteris Tsoulfidis

 

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Session 19 Wednesday

October 16 2013

Productivity, Valorization and Crisis: Socially Necessary Unproductive Labor in ContemporaryCapitalismAuthor(s) by Murray E. G. Smith

 

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Session 20 Wednesday

October 16 2013

First Thesis presentation:

A Critique of the WTO:  Problems and Solutions

Kyle Arena

 

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Session 22 Monday

October 21 2013

Thesis 2 presentation:

Trade Deficit and the Budget Deficit

By Deon Bolden

 

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Session 23 Monday

October 21 2013

Thesis 3 presentation:

Federal Budget Deficit, Debt levels and GDP

By Soumaila Boubarcar

 

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Session 24 Wednesday

October 23 2013

Thesis 4 presentation:

Minimum Wage

By Brendan Brady

 

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Session 24 Wednesday

October 23 2013

Thesis 5 presentation:

Credit Card Usage by College Students

By Alfonso Bravo

 

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Session 19 Monday

October 28 2013

Productivity, Valorization and Crisis: Socially Necessary Unproductive Labor in Contemporary Capitalism by Murray E. G. Smith

 

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Session 24 Monday

October 28 2013

Thesis 6 presentation: Impact of rising oil prices on Fuel prices across the United States by

Osman Corrales

 

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Session 25 Wednesday

October 30, 2013

Thesis 7 presentation: The Causes of Excessive Financial Debt for College Students between the ages of 18-34 by Ashley Doss

 

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Session 26 Wednesday

October 30, 2013

Thesis 8 presentation: Expansionary Fiscal policy:  The experience of the Bush and Obama administrations by Jhahiva Edwards

 

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Session 27 Monday

November 4, 2013

Thesis 9 presentation: Health Care in the United States by Hamilton Banks

 

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Session 28 Monday

November 4, 2013

Thesis 10 presentation: Housing Market Meltdown by Pressey Folami-Marshall

 

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Session 29 Wednesday

November 6, 2013

Thesis 11 presentation: The Effects of the US government intervention on the automobilie industry by Alexis Gruppuso

 

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Session 30 Wednesday

November 6, 2013

Thesis 12 presentation: Green Energy Prospects and Potential:

How the full spectrum of all Green jobs, technologies, and resource practices can propel the world into a more efficient tomorrow by Jonah Hurst

 

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Session 31 Wednesday

November 13, 2013

Thesis 12 presentation: Green Energy Prospects and Potential:

How the full spectrum of all Green jobs, technologies, and resource practices can propel the world into a more efficient tomorrow by Jonah Hurst

 

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Session 32 Wednesday

November 13, 2013

Thesis 13 presentation: The Automobile Crisis in America by Thomas Leiser

 

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Session 33 Monday

November 18, 2013

Thesis 14 presentation: Health care reform in the United States by Yasmin Medina

 

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Session 34 Monday

November 18, 2013

Thesis 15 presentation: Economic Impact of Stadiums on cities by Edmund Mensah

 

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Session 35 Wednesday

November 20, 2013

Thesis 16 presentation: The Amount of Student aid Debt will hinder the buying ability of a house for recent graduates by Howard Merrill

 

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Session 36 Wednesday

November 20, 2013

Thesis 17 presentation: Economic Impact of Immigration:  The Wiggins Project by Erica Wiggins

 

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Session 37 Monday

November 25, 2013

Thesis 18 presentation: To be announced By Timothy Cammarata

 

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Session 38 Monday December 2, 2013

 

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Session 39 Wednesday December 4, 2013

 

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Assessment day

Attendance required

Evaluation period

Monday December 9, 2013

3:40 to 5:30 Class A307

 

Power Points and discussion