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  • Dhongde Presents Research at the United Nations

    Shatakshee Dhongde United Nations

    April 11, 2018

    Shatakshee Dhongde, associate professor at the School of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was invited to present her research on “Multi-dimensional Deprivation in the U.S.” at the United Nations on March 22, 2018. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) plans to monitor multidimensional poverty in developed countries and invited Dhongde to talk about her research on poverty in the U.S.

  • Courtesy Appointment of Dennis Lockhart to School of Economics

    Dennis Lockhart

    March 26, 2018

    Professor Dennis Lockhart appointed as Professor of the Practice in the School through 2020.
  • Does Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hurt Economic Growth

    Eren Cifci

    March 12, 2018

  • Taylor Named Chair of the School of Economics

    Laura Taylor

    March 6, 2018

    Laura O. Taylor, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Ivan Allen College School of Economics. Taylor will be coming to Georgia Institute of Technology from North Carolina State University where, for the last ten years, she has been professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy.

  • Ivan Allen College Race and Gender Studies

    Gender and Race Studies

    February 15, 2018

    Among the responses to the Student-Led Listening Sessions held by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts last fall, Dean Royster has pulled together a comprehensive list of class offerings in the College that integrate race and genders studies. Following is a list of both undergraduate and graduate classes for 2018.

  • New Research Highlights Trade-Off between Emissions Reductions and Economic Growth

    Stock image of exhaust billowing from a factory

    February 9, 2018

    In a study published in the February issue of the journal Sustainability, graduate student Eren Cifci and economics professor Matthew E. Oliver analyzed the effects of the Kyoto Protocol on the signatories’ greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions and their per capita gross domestic product growth — a standard measure used to compare the relative growth of national economies. They found declines in greenhouse gas emissions and per capita gross domestic product growth, suggesting that “the trade-off between GHG emissions reductions via participation in an international climate agreement and short-run economic growth is a relevant and important consideration in the design and implementation of such agreements,” according to their paper.

  • Professor Oliver and SOE Graduate Student, Cifci, Publish Research Article

    February 2, 2018

    Article "Reassessing the Links Between Economic Growth, GHG Emissions, and the UNFCCC: A Difference-in-Differences Approach" published
  • A Message from the Dean on Ivan Allen College Student-led Listening Sessions

    Jacqueline J. Royster

    January 30, 2018

    As 2018 and the new semester get into full swing, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the effort we began this past fall, in the wake of the troubling events that affected our campus — including the death of Scout Schultz and the violence at the vigil in Scout’s honor.

    As the College community struggled to understand what happened and the roles we could play in making things better, we held three student-led sessions to listen to concerns and draw forth ideas from across the College.

  • Ivan Allen College to Honor Donors Gail and Barry Spurlock, Six Alumni, and Three Recipients of the Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards

    Gail and Barry Spurlock with Professor Emerita (Modern Languages)

    January 29, 2018

    Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has announced the slate of honorees for its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards, which will be held the evening of March 28. Among those to be feted are long-time supporters of the College, Gail and Barry Spurlock.

  • Changing the Lens on Poverty Research

    Shatakshee Dhongde

    January 21, 2018

  • Blackburn Presents Paper at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference

    Chris Blackburne

    November 9, 2017

    Christopher Blackburn, a doctoral student in the School of Economics at Georgia Institute of Technology, presented a paper titled “Do Pilot Programs Alter Non-participant Behavior: Evidence from a Green Building Standard” at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 39th Annual Fall Research Conference on November 2 - 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.