From Theory to Policy: A Look at at the Fed Challenge

By Daniel Diner '14

It’s not often that a professor devotes an entire course to a single, hands-on project. It’s even less often that a class revolves around an intercollegiate competition.  But last semester, eight students and an economics professor came together in this unusual way.

Who Knows: Economics Professor Geoffrey Woglom

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

Marjan Hajibandeh ’09E talks about downturns, gas prices and bubble phenomena, among other things, with economics department chair Geoffrey Woglom, the Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics, for our new “Who Knows” series. Feel free to log and add comments.

MH:  What is a recession? Are we in one now?

What They Are Reading

We asked Geoffrey Woglom, the Richard S. Volpert ’56 Professor of Economics, what he has been reading lately. Here’s what he told us:

Professional and Biographical Information

Degrees Ph.D., Yale University (1974) M.Phil., Yale University (1970) B.A., Yale College (1968) A.M. (honorary), Amherst College (1984)

Woglom Named Volpert Professor of Economics at Amherst College

July 24, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-Amherst College has named Geoffrey Woglom, a professor of economics at the college since 1978, as the first Richard S. Volpert '56 Professor of Economics. The Volpert Professorship was created by the honoree's son and daughter-in-law, Barry S. Volpert '81 and Teri Coleman Volpert, earlier this year in honor of the 65th birthday of Richard S. Volpert.