Tag Archives: Economics

Smitka Discusses Auto Financing on WalletHub

Michael Smitka, Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Mike Smitka, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, discusses auto financing in WalletHub. Smitka answers questions on the best time of year to buy a car; whether auto financing deals may change during the next year; how to make the car-buying process more transparent and hassle-free; tips for buyers with fair or poor credit and signs that the buyer may be getting ripped off in the auto buying process.

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Sommer Ireland ’15 Awarded Teaching Assistantship in Austria

Sommer Ireland '15

Washington and Lee University senior Sommer Ireland, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) in Austria for the 2015-2016 academic year. Although it is a one-year fellowship, she has the possibility of extending it for another year.

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Davis Projects for Peace Awards Two Grants to W&L Seniors


Two seniors at Washington and Lee University have each received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant. While a W&L senior has won this award each year since its inception, “this is a rare result in the competition and speaks to the quality of both proposals,” said Larry Boetsch, director of international education at W&L.

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Raquel Alexander Named Next Associate Dean of the Williams School

Raquel Alexander

Raquel Alexander, associate professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been named the next associate dean of the Williams School.

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Executive-in-Residence Leland Miller '98 to Give Talk on China's Economy on March 10

Leland Miller '98

Leland Miller '98, CEO of China Beige Book International, will give a talk, "Demystifying China's Economy in 2015," at 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 10 in Stackhouse Theater. This event is free and open to the public, and will be streamed live online.

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Trip to Washington, D.C., Offers Students Glimpse at Careers in Public Policy and Government

Ainsley Daigle '13 shares some of her experiences as a research assistant at the Fed.

Twenty Washington and Lee students got a crash course in public policy and government when they spent Reading Days in Washington, D.C. Over the course of two days, the group visited the offices of alumni working for federal agencies, non-profits, lobbying groups, think tanks, congressional offices, corporations, and trade associations.

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Annual H. Parker Willis Lecture Features the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


Eric S. Rosengren, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, will give this year's H. Parker Willis Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

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How to Succeed in Business

John Case ’86 (at the podium) rings the closing bell at the NYSE.

John Case, the CEO of Realty Income and a 1986 graduate of Washington and Lee, recently shared some of his investing secrets in a San Diego Union-Tribune profile, "A REIT for Steady Income in Good, Bad Times."

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W&L's Hooks Comments on Portuguese Bank and Debt Crisis on "Marketplace"


Washington and Lee economics professor Linda Hooks was interviewed about a Portuguese bank and debt crisis on "Marketplace," the daily public radio show focused on national and international business news.

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Two Kemper Scholars Selected from W&L This Year

Edward Stroud and Chris Curfman

Christopher Curfman, of Altoona, Pa., and Edward Stroud of Shreveport, La., first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

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