American University School of International Service Joins Economics Departments Research Papers

We are pleased to announce the School of International Service at American University has started an Economics Departments Research Papers series within the Economics Research Network (ERN). Due to the comprehensive nature of the research, the series will also be included in Political Science Research Centers Papers within the Political Science Research Network (PSN).

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American University's School of International Service (SIS) produces cutting edge research responding to the world's most pressing challenges and trains the next generation of global leaders to foster a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

SIS's guiding principle is that present and future global challenges necessitate the collaboration of a wide range of disciplines, and that students gain from these varied perspectives in the classroom and through their research and studies at the school. SIS is unique among international affairs schools in the breadth and depth of its multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity, with students learning from leading political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, demographers, geographers, historians and specialists in international development, global health, communications, energy, and the environment. Moreover, SIS faculty specialize in nearly every region of the world - including East Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, North America, Russia and Eurasia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Michael C. Jensen
Economics Research Network

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Posted 10/15/14