PSTC accepting applications for visiting African scholars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) is accepting applications until the end of July for positions for several short-term visiting African scholars during the 2014-15 academic year. Positions are competitive and open to scholars working on population issues from any disciplinary perspective (e.g., Anthropology, Economics, Education, Geography, Public Health, and Sociology). Read more...

(Distributed July 10, 2014)

PSTC trainees and postdocs are going places

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The PSTC graduate trainees who completed the program this spring are adding to the impressive list of placements for the graduate training program. Read more...

(Distributed June 11, 2014)

Galor discusses poverty and genetics on the Science Channel

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] “Is poverty genetic?” asked Morgan Freeman, host of the Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole. The June 4 airing of the show featured PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Oded Galor, along with his collaborator, Quamrul Ahsraf of Williams College, drawing from their research published in the American Economic Review, “The ‘Out of Africa’ Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development.” Read more...

(Distributed June 9, 2014)

Hastings named to RI Council of Economic Advisors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] RI Governor Lincoln Chafee has appointed PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Justine Hastings to serve a three-year term on the newly formed Rhode Island Council of Economic Advisors. The Council, comprised of five advisors along with four state staff members, will advise the governor, the executive office of commerce, and the state on economic matters and policy, including the strategic economic development plan for the state of Rhode Island. Read more...

(Distributed June 9, 2014)
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