Alumni Events

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Previous Events

Distinguished Alumni Award Reception

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Caste, 225 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
The Department of Economics honored Santiago Levy as the recipient of the Department’s first Distinguished Alumni Award at the special reception on April 24, 2014. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in any area by graduates of one of the Department’s degree programs.

Santiago Levy was a natural choice for our first award both because of his accomplishments and his extensive and long-standing ties to the Department. As one of the fathers of Conditional Cash Transfers or CCT, Santiago played a crucially important role in the development of one of the leading antipoverty programs in the world. He first introduced and oversaw the implementation of PROGRESA (later renamed Oportunidades) when he was Deputy Finance Minister of Mexico. Since then, CCT programs have spread to dozens of countries around the world, including Brazil, Chile, Honduras, Jamaica, Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt, Bangladesh, Morocco, Peru, and Cambodia. Santiago is also a multiple graduate of our Department, having received a BA (1976), MA (1978), and Ph.D (1980) from us. He was a faculty member in the Department from 1983 to 1993, serving as the first Director of our Institute for Economic Development (1989-1990). He is currently a Vice President at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC., and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Alumni Event in Washington, D.C.

Friday, April 20, 2012, 5:30pm
THE BEACON HOTEL, The Overlook Room 1st Floor, 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036; Metro: Dupont Circle, Farragut North; Google Map
The Economics Department and the Institute for Economic Development cordially invite you to join us for an evening with old friends, lively conversation and new contacts.

The Department wants to reconnect with you by hosting an alumni gathering that will include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Please feel free to contact some of your college friends and help us spread the word about the event.

Alumni Night

Friday, April 29, 2011, 6:00 pm
East Enclosure Room, George Sherman Union, 3rd floor (Google Map)
The Economics Department and the Institute for Economic Development cordially invite you to join us for an evening with old friends, lively conversation with some old/new contacts.

The Department is continuing our Annual Spring Alumni Night that will include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Please feel free to contact some of your college friends and help us spread the word about this event.

Alumni Event in Washington, D.C.

Friday, February 25, 2011, 5:30pm
THE BEACON HOTEL, The Overlook Room 1st Floor, 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036; Metro: Dupont Circle, Farragut North; Google Map
The Economics Department and the Institute for Economic Development cordially invite you to join us for the first Graduate Economic Alumni Event in Washington DC.

The Economic Department and Institute for Economic Development want to reconnect with you by hosting this alumni gathering that will include cocktails and light fare. Please feel free to contact some of your college friends that you know are in the area and help us spread the word about this event.

Alumni Night

October 29, 2011, 6:00 pm
Hyatt Hotel, Memorial Drive, Cambridge (Google map)
The Economics Department and the Institute for Economic Development cordially invite you to join us for an evening with old friends, lively conversation and new contacts.The Department wants to reconnect with you by hosting an alumni gathering that will include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Please feel free to contact some of your college friends and help us spread the word about the event.