Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Can the IMF leopard change its spots?

Bretton Woods Project Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies An article, provocatively titled Neoliberalism: Oversold?, written by IMF staff in June’s edition of the IMF’s in-house magazine, Finance & Development’s (F&D) appeared to question orthodox macroeconomic policies long associated with the IMF… Expert quote: “On the capital account the […]

Teaching Students to Be Public Intellectuals

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) By Sarah Madsen Hardy, College of Arts & Sciences and Marisa Milanese, College of Arts & Sciences Everywhere we turn lately, we hear calls for academics to write for venues, and in a style, that can reach a broad audience… View full article by experts Sarah Madsen Hardy and […]

Brexit’s Market Punch Tests New Fed Playbook on Business Cycles

Bloomberg Simon Gilchrist, College of Arts & Sciences The Federal Reserve has been testing out a new playbook for monetary policy this year that’s helping officials understand how Brexit-inspired shock waves across financial markets will affect the U.S. economy… Expert quote: “It’s just become a much more prominent way of looking at the world. Part […]

Aberrant gene doses disrupt ‘optimal’ brain architecture

Spectrum Helen Tager-Flusberg, College of Arts & Sciences Too few or too many copies of a genetic region linked to autism produce similar effects on intelligence and social skills, according to a new study… Expert quote: “I wonder whether we might see similar patterns for other copy number variants that can occur in both deletion […]

Donald Trump Back-Pedals on Banning Muslims From U.S.

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Jessica Stern, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Donald Trump appears to be backing away from one of his signature and most controversial proposals—banning Muslims from entering the U.S.—as polls show him falling slightly behind Hillary Clinton… Expert quote: “If we’re just talking about jihadi terrorism, […]

Monmouth U: Woodrow Wilson Hall won’t be renamed

Asbury Park Press William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Woodrow Wilson’s name will remain on one of Monmouth University’s most prominent buildings, the university announced Friday… Expert quote: “Born in Virginia and raised in Georgia and South Carolina, Wilson was a loyal son of the old South who regretted […]

Fox analyst’s charge of Google bias supporting Clinton mostly off base

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Susan Worst, College of Arts & Sciences Is America’s most popular search engine trying to make us forget about Hillary Clinton’s email woes?… Expert quote: “Google is the market leader among search engines by far, so its actions have a much larger impact than those of other search engines. That it would be […]