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Alumnus Named Prime Minister of Somalia

Alumnus Named Prime Minister of Somalia

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, PhD economics ’00, has been named prime minister of Somalia, placing him one spot below the war-torn country’s president, Sheik Sharif Ahmed. Ali is an associate professor of economics at Niagara University outside Buffalo.

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 Caplan Applies Economics to Parenting

Caplan Applies Economics to Parenting

Bryan Caplan, professor of economics, applies economic theory to parenting in his new book, “Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think.” The book concludes that parenting methods have very little effect on children when they become adults.

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Cowen's New Book Draws Attention, Sparks Debate

Cowen's New Book Draws Attention, Sparks Debate

George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen recently published his latest book, The Great Stagnation, as an e-book. His work has drawn much attention, including reviews and commentary by the Washington Post, New York Times and Forbes.com.

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The Wonderful World of Masonomics

The Wonderful World of Masonomics

In addition to teaching, Mason's economics faculty members have academic responsibilities that include publishing their scholarship, administrative duties such as running centers, and committee work. But for the Mason economists, the work day doesn’t stop there.

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