“In the States” section of the national Council on Economic Education’s Winter 2014 report features called the Delaware Council on Economic Education “a true gem in the Diamond State,” and specifically highlights the council’s affiliation with the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreurship. In particular, the article draws attention to the CEEE’s teacher-training programs and student-centered events, and highlight’s the transition in leadership from Jim O’Neill to Carlos Asarta. See pg. 2 of the report for details.
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Elson and Mulé recently published an article in the first quarter 2014 edition of Directors and Boards magazine. The article is about the importance of independent director industry expertise on a public company board and the dangers of a “management knowledge-captured board.”
Farley Grubb was appointed North American editor for the Financial History Series published by Pickering and Chatto, effective February 2014.
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Charles Elson, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, was mentioned in Global Proxywatch, the newsletter of International Corporate Governance and Shareowner Value, as one of the “Stars 2013,” a selection of 10 individuals from around the world who had an impact on corporate governance in the previous year.
Sheldon D. Pollack, professor of law in the Lerner College of Business and Economics, has published an assessment of Delaware's reputation as a tax haven. He concludes that attempts to portray Delaware as an international tax have are overstated, although the state is a domestic tax haven. Pollack was recently appointed to the tax committee of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The committee is comprised of local tax and accounting professionals as well as representatives of the Delaware business community.
The China Business & Financial Services Industry Outsourcing Summit was held on Oct. 16-17 in Huaqiao, Shanghai. Themed "The New Financial Deal and Outsourcing," the summit featured famous financial institutions, multinational companies, leading service outsourcing enterprises and representatives from service outsourcing demonstration cities and industrial parks. Dean Weber presented on “Understanding Today’s Outsourcing Trends in Financial Services.” Associate Dean Chen participated in an interactive dialog on “Opportunities and Challenges of Outsourcing Services Initiated by Financial Innovation.”
Leo-Rey Gordon, a graduate of UD’s doctoral program in economics and an assistant professor in the College of Business at Wilmington University, has been awarded a Fulbright teaching and research scholarship for the fall semester of 2013.Gordon will be at the University of the West Indies in Barbados and will teach an undergraduate course in corporate finance. He will also conduct economic research on offshore banking and informal business sectors in Barbados. Gordon and James L. Butkiewicz, professor and chair of UD’s Department of Economics, are co-authors of a recent publication, “The Economic Growth Effect of Offshore Banking in Host Territories: Evidence from the Caribbean,” World Development, April 2013, 44: 165-179.
Ali A. Poorani, associate professor of hotel, restaurant and institutional management and director of Hospitality Associates for Research and Training (HART), has been invited to serve on the advisory board of the International Healthcare Research Center (IHRC) of the Medical Tourism Association. IHRC research will focus on international patient experience and outcomes; health care research involving employers, insurers and governments; and understanding health and wellness travel affecting the quality of patients experience and their families at various touch points. Poorani is scheduled to present at the upcoming World Medical Tourism and Global Health Care Congress in Las Vegas. His research will expound on the “Economic Performance of Hotels Near Hospitals,” particularly in economic downturns. The event generally attracts over 2,000 participants, including ministerial and governmental agencies, medical directors, global insurance and benefit providers, human resources executives, and health and wellness facilitators. Poorani’s efforts in this area support the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management’s strategic goals on becoming a leading hospitality program bridging healthcare and hospitality.
Farley Grubb, professor of economics, presented his paper “Estimating the Liquidity Premium to Paper Money in Colonial America: New Jersey, 1709-1775” in the economics department seminar at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 8. He also was a guest lecturer in the course “Monetary Theory and Policy” at Wake Forest University on Oct. 9.
Sheldon D. Pollack, professor of law and legal studies, published “Delaware: Tax Haven or Scapegoat?” in State Tax Notes (October 7, 2013), pages 53-56.