Farley Grubb, economics, presented a talk on “Legal Tender Laws: The Core Conflict over Money Creation in the Constitutional Era,” in the Columbia Law School Seminar Series on Modern Money and Public Purpose, Jan. 25, 2013, New York City.
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Farley Grubb, Economics, will be a featured speaker at Columbia Law School Series on Contemporary Issues in Law and Political Economics in the 5th Seminar in the series on "Money, Democracy and the Constitution: Revolutionary Experience in the United States" scheduled for 25 January 2013 at 6pm. He will speak on "Legal Tender Laws as the Core of Revolutionary Area Monetary Policy Controversy."
Farley Grubb, Economics, presented his paper on “Chronic Specie Scarcity and Efficient Barter: The Problem of Maintaining an Outside Money Supply in British Colonial America,” at the Allied Social Science Associations annual conference in the session on “Money, Banking, and Prices” sponsored by the Economic History Association, San Diego, CA, 5 January 2013. At the same conference, he was also a discussant on papers presented in the session on “Issues in 19th-Century Economic Growth” sponsored by the Cliometrics Society, 4 January 2013.
The editors of Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal have selected an article by Mary Kernan and Sharon Watson, Associate Professors in the Department of Business Administration, as one of the best papers of 2011. Their article, “How cultural values affect the impact of abusive supervision on worker attitudes,” is a cross-cultural examination of the incidence of supervisor bullying, and how it affects attitudes such as job satisfaction differently across cultures. This research paper, coauthored with Fang Fang Chen, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UD and Tai Gyu Kim, Assistant Professor at Korea University, won Emerald Publishing’s 2012 Highly Commended Article Award.
Farley Grubb's recent working paper “Chronic Specie Scarcity and Efficient Barter: The Problem of Maintaining an Outside Money Supply in British Colonial America,” was selected by the editorial board of NEP-HIS for summary and discussion in their blog http://www.nephis.org . NEP-HIS is responsible for disseminating and discussing new working papers in the field of Business, Economics and Financial History based on papers in http://Repec.org.
Ali Poorani received a University of Delaware 2012 IT Transformation grant for his project, "Achievement Stories," which aims to answer questions like "how do we know if student learning has produced results?" and "how do we know if learners have really applied their learning to a real-life scenario?" To provide answers to these and similar questions, Poorani asserts that students and faculty, with the support of existing learning technologies, can transform student learning to Achievement Stories. The software enables students to post their achievement stories; asks students to rank best practices to create impact; share outcomes with all students; and use the best practices for teaching and reinforcing in the classroom. The grant is supported by UD’s IT Academic Technology Services.
Mark Serva served on the organizing committee for the July 2012 Pan-American Problem-based Learning (PBL) Conference in Cali, Colombia. He also presented a paper on the Global Enterprise Technology (GET) program and consortium. The paper's co-authors included Bob Heckman of Syracuse University and Jeff Saltz of JPMorgan Chase. Mark also participated in an authentic PBL experience in Cartagena, which explored ideas for increasing student involvement in the classroom.
Charles Link and Simon Condliffe presented “Racial Differences in the Effects of Hypertension and Obesity on Health Expenditures by Diabetes Patients in the U.S.” at the fourth biennial meeting of the American Society of Health Economists in Minneapolis, June 11, 2012.
Kolver Hernandez presented "The transmission of US shocks to emerging markets" at the 2012 Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meeting in Limassol, Cyprus, June 23, 2012.
O'Neill was the only judge from the United States - out of 17 judges and 26 teams from 23 countries - to participate in ECOPRENEUR 2012, an international business plan competition for young entrepreneurs. The competition was held June 18 through June 23 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. "The idea is that entrepreneurs and ecopreneurs are similar because they are both idea-driven, innovative, adaptable and creative," said O'Neill. "The demand for "green" products combined with government incentives has led to ecopreneurs starting new companies to push forward environmental progress." The competition was designed to give young entrepreneurs the opportunity to address clean technology, green management, health-friendly and sustainable business ideas, and social causes through new ventures.