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Overheard: Economics is Serious Business

ECONOMIEZ! Blissfully ignorant of what real economists do, a student is deeply concerned with the state of economic awareness: “It’s just like, lame people everywhere are gonna be having conversations about the ECONOMY without ever taking an Econ class! I mean, I only took principles, but…” Fancy lines via Wikimedia Commons

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LectureHop: Spanish PM Zapatero on Global Economic Development

Tuesday afternoon, a slew of Columbians filled Low Rotunda to learn a thing or two about the global economy from José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Spanish Prime Minister. The flags of Spain, the U.S., and Columbia were arranged behind the podium to welcome the leader (who does kind of resemble Mr. Bean!) to speak on […]

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It’s Official, There Are No Jobs

College students have known for some time in the pit our of collective stomach that getting a job after graduation would be tough for the class of ’09. But today Time confirmed our fears with a comprehensive survey of hiring changes in many industries and, as the author puts it, it’s looking “grimmer than ever.” […]

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Columbia Raises Lots of Money, Possibly for The Last Time

Ah, memories of when money grew on trees: a study by the Council for Aid to Education determined that Columbia raised $495.11 million in Fiscal Year 2008, an increase of 17% over FY 2007, good for third in the country. The only two schools to raise more money than Columbia? Stanford ($785.04 million) and Harvard […]

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QuickSpec: Even Steven Edition

Fewer jobs, but more internships. Major business, but minor interest. No longer mediocre, but still quite peculiar. The vacancy is filled, but the hole in our hearts remains. Escaping the present, but stuck in the past.

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PrezBo Lends Us His Economic Wisdom (Again)

As you may or may not know, our  Fearless Leader recently spent some time at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and while he was there, he said several clever things to his fellow delegates.  The Financial Times Blog found his comments punchy enough to post.  Some of PrezBo’s sagacity: “All of the discussions […]

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QuickSpec: Tired Cliches Edition

Just grin and eBear it. She has her cupcake and eats it, too. Every cloud has a silver line of scrimmage. You can lead a horse to Tokyo Pop, but you can’t make him drink. Spec hops on the bandwagon.

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Stiglitz at Davos

Columbia economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz recently spoke at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. In interviews at the week-long summit, Stiglitz has called for more government action, labelling current public economic stimulus “totally inadequate.” He advocates a less taxcut-based stimulus plan in the United States. He also predicted a global trend […]

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Bollinger Says Endowment Loss Similar to Harvard’s

PrezBo had already “conceded that the endowment was down” at his last fireside chat, but now Bwog has some information on the scale of the damage: At the University Senate’s monthly plenary on Friday, PrezBo told the Senate that, over the fiscal year, Columbia’s endowment has lost “about the same” percentage as Harvard’s, which lost […]

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Official PrezBo Communique: The Economy and Its Discontents

A tipster has just forwarded the following PrezBo Communique to Bwog, in which your President assures recipients that despite the terrifyingly awful economy—PrezBo refers to it as “a landscape largely defined by uncertainty,” but a crisis by any other name…—Columbia will be just fine, thank you. For one thing, the University is still ahead of […]

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QuickSpec: Thank You for Your Service Edition

A state plan to revitalize the lifeblood of Harlem. An Abyssinian white tie extravaganza celebrates Rev. Butts’ service.  The Clintons have always been known to throw a good party. TFA and the economy make altruism sexy again. Seniors will have none of the economy’s doom and gloom when tackling the job market this year. BaseNow […]

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Lecture Hop: Presidential Economic Advisors Forum

In which Lecture Hop Editor Pierce Stanley takes in the second of two economic forums held at Columbia last night. Another spectacle of epic proportions has come and passed in Roone Arledge Auditorium.  Yet, last night’s Presidential Economic Forum courtesy of Columbia’s Program for Economic Research and co-sponsored by the Economics Department, the Committee on […]

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World-Renowned Economists Gather, Giggle

Daily Editor Eliza Shapiro reports from the Economics Forum today that wasn’t this Economics Forum.  “Macro people think they know everything about everything” the man seated behind us at this afternoon’s Earth Institute-sponsored “Can We Save the World Economy?” lecture grumbled. Bwog nodded our heads appreciatively and applauded PrezBo alongside a Miller Theater entirely packed […]

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QuickSpec: Logical Reasoning Edition

Pretty building on campus exists for a reason Dates set-ish for Manhattanville, something should happen somewhere possibly in Spring 2009 CU grad schools prefer if grad students take grad student classes, undergrads get fussy Feast your eyes: 800 words on why the economic crisis is actually a good thing. Finally, no CU student will want […]

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Bwog on a Budget: Behavorial Research Studies

The B-schoolers aren’t the only ones effected by the recent economic downturn.  It turns out undergrads are too! Instead of offering advice on how to save money, this week Bwog on a Budget returns with a special money-making feature.  The long and the short of it is simple: Bwog is broke.  Given our economic state, […]

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