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McIntyre receives Fellowship in France

Professor McIntyre visited the University of Rennes II in Spring 2017 as the “Chair of the Americas” . He conducted research there as part of a team working on social and solidarity economy in the Brittany region. He also met with potential partners at Rennes I, Rennes II and Sciences Po for the planned new major in international studies and diplomacy.

Vicky Ferraro blogs from Cuba

Vicky Ferraro is a senior economics and political science major, who lived and studied in Cuba in Spring 2016 through URI’s first semester-long study abroad program in Havana. She was there when President Obama made his historic visit to Cuba and got to meet with RI Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and join the Presidential entourage for a baseball game. You can read about some of her experiences in URI ‘s Quadrangles magazine or on her blog.


Smita Ramnarain and Chris Briggs join department

Dr. Smita Ramnarain and Mr. Christopher Briggs joined the department in fall 2016. Prof. Ramnarain is Assistant Professor of Economics specializing in gender, race, and inequality. Prof. Ramnarain’s research lies at the intersection of political economy, development, and feminist economics. Her work focuses on the gendered political economy of development in the global South, particularly in South Asia, with a specific focus on post-conflict reconstruction, especially in Nepal. She will teach micro principles and economics of growth and development in the fall, and gender, race and class in the spring


Chris Briggs has been a part time faculty member for several years but now joins us as a full time lecturer. He will teach micro principles, intermediate micro, and public finance. He and Prof. McIntyre plan to develop a new course for Fall 2017 in order to field a team for the Boston Federal Reserve Challenge.                             Chris_Briggs_web1

Malloy will teach the Fall Honors Colloquium Class

URI’s Honors Colloquium is the University’s major public lecture series and it includes a large inter-disciplinary course for honors students. Prof. Malloy taught the course in Fall 2016 in addition to his role as one of the coordinators of the series. The colloquium was  a terrific and timely discussion of “Inequality and the American Dream.”


Humberto Miranda visits from Havana

Dr. Humberto Miranda is visiting the department this fall from the Institute of Philosophy in Havana Cuba. Dr. Miranda specializes in the role of popular democracy in the restructuring of the Cuban economy and in the role of popular movements in Latin American social change. At URI he taught teaching courses in the economics department and the Honors Program and was part of a public conversation with Professor McIntyre on “Inequality and the Cuban Dream” as part of the Honors Colloquium.

October 5
Inequality and the Cuban Dream: A Conversation
Swan Hall Auditorium, 6 p.m.


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