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Cornell's Basu appointed a chief economic adviser to India

The government of India has named Cornell economist Kaushik Basu as its new chief economic adviser in the Ministry of Finance. He will be on leave from Cornell for two years, beginning in December. (Nov. 5, 2009)

Paper critiquing government outsourcing wins three prizes

Third-year Cornell Law School student Michael Zuckerman '09 won three national awards for his article, 'The Offshoring of American Government.' (Jan. 6, 2009)

CU directs meeting at U.N. on socio-economics impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa

The Sept. 9 United Nations University Cornell Africa Series Symposium addressed the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa. The event was organized by Professor David Sahn. (Sept. 11, 2008)

Professor's biodegradable-composite company draws skateboard firm to Ithaca

Thanks to innovative research by Cornell's Anil Netravali, Comet Skateboards is making completely biodegradable boards. The company has since moved its manufacturing operation to Ithaca. (March 19, 2008)

Economics: From dismal to sexy in three decades

Economics is the hottest major in the College of Arts and Sciences these days. With upward of 600 students tallied in the department's 2006-07 annual report, economics is by far the college's largest major. (Nov. 6, 2007)

Gifts for the social sciences at Cornell will help attract and keep 'the best people'

Two distinguished Cornell departments, two major gifts -- one big boost for the social sciences at Cornell. (Oct. 19, 2007)

Cornell's undergraduate business major is 10th in BusinessWeek rankings

Cornell's applied economics and management program was ranked 10th in BusinessWeek's Top 50 undergraduate business schools, released March 8. (March 9, 2007)

New study examines interracial marriage and cohabitation patterns among America's diverse black populations

Breaking away from previous marriage and cohabitation studies that treated the U.S. black population as a monolithic culture, a new Cornell study finds significant variations in interracial marriage statistics among American-born blacks and black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa.

Chris Barrett takes a collaborative approach to the world's poorest people

Chris Barrett's economic development research takes him into the most poverty-stricken areas of rural Africa, the halls of Washington, D.C., and back to Cornell University, where he collaborates with biophysical and social scientists on innovative ways to improve the lives of some of the poorest people on Earth.