Tag Archives: economics

Inequality in the U.S.

With his new book, The Six Facts that Matter: Understanding Inequality in the United States (2022), author Geoffrey Sanzenbacher says readers will be thinking like economists by the last page. Sanzenbacher, an associate professor of the practice in BC’s Economics … Continue reading

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Book review by Alan Wolfe

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Alan Wolfe, former director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, has penned a book review for the New York Times of Religion and the Rise of Capitalism by Benjamin M. Friedman … Continue reading

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Humans and the planet

Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s leading thinkers on economic development, will speak on “Economics and Ethics for the Anthropocene” on Mar. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008. Sachs is the author of several books, including The … Continue reading

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Retirement reality check

Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It (Oxford University Press, 2015), a new book by co-authored by retirement experts at Boston College, serves as both a wake-up call to Americans and policymakers about the coming shortfall in retirement savings … Continue reading

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Economist Julianne Malveaux

Boston College alumna and Bennett College President Emerita Julianne Malveaux, an economist, columnist, and commentator, will present “Economics and Race: Perspectives on Our Nation’s Future” on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. Malveaux’s talk will touch upon the … Continue reading

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Expert: The true state of public pensions

In the wake of the financial crisis, everyone from elected officials to the media has pointed to public pension funding shortfalls with alarm, expressing concern that pension promises are unsustainable. BC Drucker Professor of Management Sciences Alicia H. Munnell, drawing … Continue reading

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