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Why Harvard Professor Gita Gopinath is a good fit as IMF Chief Economist

Gopinath, who will bring fresh thinking to the IMF in dealing with challenges of capital flows and exchange-rates, earlier talked to about her journey and the US advantage in education.

Urjit Patel: India's new RBI governor is Yale and Oxford economist

Patel, who completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1990, has also worked at the International Monetary Fund.

Adam Smith - the philosopher who invented Economics

Adam Smith studied at both Glasgow and Oxford, loved one and despised the other. Here we look at the father of classical Economics in his student days.

Amartya Sen: The Enlightened Economist

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has made fundamental contributions to at least four fields: social choice theory, welfare economics, economic measurement, and development economics.

Book Review: The Airport Economist

Looking for a fun summer read? Look no further. This is one of the best books from which to grasp a slightly better understanding of cultural dynamics around the world – but also learn a little about how international economics actually works, in practice. And the bonus: the book will get a laugh out of you as you read!

Funded internship opportunity for doctoral students

If you are enrolled in a PhD in development studies, here’s your chance to do research at the United Nations University in Helsinki, Finland

Generous Grants for Yale′s School of Management PhD Students

Once you have entered Yale’s School of Management as a PhD student you can leave all worries about financial support outside the door since the school supports its PhD students with internal grants. As an international student this makes a huge difference says Boudhayan Sen, doctoral student at Yale’s SOM, as not many grants are open to international applicants and those that are, are extremely hard to get.

You Understand the Duality of Viewpoints by Studying Abroad

While in the thick of preparations for applying to studying abroad, it may not strike you as terribly obvious that you are embarking upon a life transforming journey. Dr Shailendra Raj Mehta, academic director of Duke’s Corporate Education program says stepping out of familiar terrain endows the frontier crosser with an enduring gift: being able to understand and work with at least two ways of perceiving the world.

Thaler's Nobel reflects how behavioral economics is in vogue

Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize for behavioral economics, a branch of economics rooted in psychology, which has gained tremendous cachet

The US Advantage: Numerous, Top-Notch, Economics Programs

Gita Gopinath, Harvards newest tenured professor of economics says South Asian students mulling over studying economics abroad should give the US their best shot as the country has a real advantage in offering high quality education through a breadth of courses at numerous, competent institutions. She also says there are many good departments in the top 50 US universities offering strong undergrad programs apart from those at the highly coveted Ivy League schools.

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