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Sam Cherribi's New Book Fridays of Rage Garnering Media Attention

Fridays of RageEven before its February 2017 release date, Sam Cherribi's new book, Fridays of Rage: Al Jazeera, the Arab Spring, and Political Islam (Oxford University Press, 2017) is drawing significant media attention. Fridays of Rage explains Al Jazeera's rise to a well-respected media outlet with a reputation for pluralism and inclusiveness. However, the book also examines the potentially dark implications of Al Jazeera's use of media as a potential tool or weapon to sway public opinion. 

Sam Cherribi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS) and in the Department of Sociology. He is also a core faculty member in African Studies and Development Studies; adjunct faculty in the Department of Middle East and South Asian Studies; adjunct faculty in the Department of Economics; Fellow of the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing; as well as the Founding Director of the Emory Development Initiative, which offers internships and courses for students interested in development and sponsors field trips and student projects in low income countries. Professor Cherribi routinely teaches a seminar course on the Politics and Economics of the Middle East and North Africa for the Department of Economics.


Toa Zha Appointed a Schwarzman College Inaugural Distinguished Professor

Tao ZhaProfessor Tao Zha, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Center for Quantitative Economic Research (CQER) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, was recently appointed an inaugural distinguished professor of economics at the Schwarman College.

The Schwarzman College program is an international scholarship program designed to "educate the next generation of global leaders." The College opened in mid-2016 and is located at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The program is intended to help future leaders across the world better understand China and to provide the knowledge and collaborative relationships necessary to foster cooperation between nations. This world-renowned program is often compared to the Rhodes Scholars Program and has well-known advisors, among whom are Michele Obama, Tony Blair, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, and Henry Kissinger.

Professor Zha's spring course will be the largest at the College with sixty Schwarzman scholars registered for the class.


Vivian Yue is Newly Appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics

Vivian Yue

Vivian Yue, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, has recently been appointed an Associate Editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

The Journal of Monetary Economics publishes important empirical, methodological, and theoretical work on a variety of macroeconomic topics, including asset pricing; banking, credit, and financial markets; and behavioral macroeconomics. This journal is one of the premier publications for macroeconomists.

Congratulations to Vivian Yue!


Sara MarkowitzSara Markowitz Joins the Board of Editors of the Review of Economics of the Household

Sara Markowitz, Professor in the Department of Economics, was appointed an Associate Editor of the Review of Economics of the Household, starting October 2016.

The Review of Economics of the Household publishes empirical and theoretical research on the economic behavior and decision-making processes of single and multi-person households.

Congratulations to Sara Markowitz!


Caroline FohlinCaroline Fohlin Joins the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic History

Caroline Fohlin, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, has recently been invited to join the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic History.

The Journal of Economic History publishes articles in the multidisciplinary study of history and economics. Various topics covered include money and banking, trade, manufacturing, technology, transportation, industrial organization, labor, agriculture, servitude, demography, education, economic growth, and the role of government and regulation.

Congratulations Caroline Fohlin!


The American Economist coverDavid Jacho-Chávez is Awarded the Michael Szenberg Prize for the Best Article Published in The American Economist - 2015

David Jacho-Chávez's published article, "The Distributional Efficacy of Collaborative Learning on Student Outcomes" (joint with Kim P. Huynh and James K. Self), was chosen by The American Economist editorial board members to receive the third annual "Michael Szenberg Prize for the Best Article Published in 2015."

The award is given each year in honor of Professor Michael Szenberg, who edited the journal for 38 years, to the author(s) of an article that exemplifies his standards. Commemorative plaques will be presented to the authors during the Omicron Delta Epsilon Chapter Advisors' Reception at the annual ASSA meetings in Chicago next January 2017.

Congratulations David Jacho-Chávez!


Hugo MialonHugo Mialon Given 2015 Distinguished Article Prize in the American Law and Economics Review

The American Law and Economics Review recently announced that the article, "Leveling the Playing Field? The Role of Public Campaign Funding in Elections," co-authored by Hugo Mialon, Tilman Klumpp, and Michael Williams, was awarded the American Law and Economics Review Distinguished Article Prize of 2016. The prize was handed out at the ALEA meetings at the Harvard Law School on May 20-21, 2016.

The American Law and Economics Review is a refereed journal accessible to members of the American Law and Economics Association, which includes practicing and academic lawyers, consultants, and economists.

Congratulations Hugo Mialon!


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