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Accomplishments

Niru, Yadav presented "Role of Internet Use on International Trade: Evidence from Asian and Sub-Saharan African Enterprises" at the 23rd International Conference of the International Trade and Finance Association, Montreal, May 2013 and  at the 9th Annual Asia Pacific Trade Seminar, Nanjing, China, June 2013.

Niru Yadav had a book chapter published on  "Trade Relations: Some Predictions and Lessons" with Pradeep S. Mehta, in South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures. Moeed Yusuf and Adil Najam, Eds. Anthem Press, London, July 2013.

Sharmila King, presented the paper "Debt Contagion in Europe: A PVAR Analysis" at the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) in Baltimore MD., May 9-11, 2013

Michelle Amaral and Bill Herrin, gave the Economic Outlook presentation at the Mayor's State of City Luncheon Lodi in November. The talk focused on local health and housing issues and was attended by more than 200 local businesspeople and residents.

Michelle Amaral and Bill Herrin, had "The Relationships Between Housing Quality and Occupant Health in Uganda," published in Social Science and Medicine, currently the most cited journal in the social sciences. 

Drs. Sharmila King and Simge Tarhan, coached Economics students to participate in a Federal Open Market Committee Simulation at the San Francisco Federal Reserve, November 30th.  The FOMC sets interest rates and monetary policy for the US.  The Pacific team comprised the following students: Nathan Chau, Derek Chu, Adam Falcon, Callahan Burnell, Jose Cuellar, Cody Rommel, and Anita Wang.

Dennis O. Flynn, was named a member of the Advisory Board for the International Big History Association, newly formed organization that promotes integration of research from the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Sharmila King, had her paper "Do National Economic Shocks Influence ECB Interest-Rate Decisions? The Impact of the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Common Market Studies.

Sharmila King, presented "Do National Economics Shocks Influence ECB Decision-Making?  The Impact of the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises" at the Western Regional Science Association 51st Annual Meeting in Kauai, HI, February 2012.

Farley Staniec presented "Missing Men:  Determinants and Implications of the Gender Gap in Education Majors" at the WEAI conference in San Diego, June 2011. 

Dennis O. Flynn, presented an invited lecture - "Globalization's 16th century birth date: interdisciplinary essentialism," at the City University of New York, Lehman College, 8 November 2011. The visit was sponsored by the Lehman College Art Gallery and Department of Political Science.

Essays to Be Published

In May, Dennis O. Flynn presented two papers at the New Perspectives on Global History Workshop at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan-one titled "Link-Unit-of-Account versus Ratio-Unit-of-Account Moneys: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Mint Policy," and another titled "Simple Visualization of Complex Trade Patterns: 18th-Century Indian Ocean Textiles and the Hydraulic Metaphor." Marie Anna Lee, Visual Arts, is co-author of the latter essay. Both essays will be initially published in the Asia Pacific University Working Paper series prior to publication in forthcoming Brill volumes.


Dr. King Presents at EUSA Meeting

Dr. Sharmila King presented "Interest-Rate Setting at the ECB in Response to the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises, in Real-Time" at the European Union Studies Association in Boston, March 2011.


Dr. Flynn Articles Are Published Internationally

Dr. Dennis O. Flynn had his article "The Microeconomics of Silver and East-West Trade in the Early Modern Period" (translated into Japanese by Takeshi Nishimura) published in Bulletin of Asia-Pacific Studies Vol XIX, 2010, pp. 115-142. [This article first appeared in English in W. Fischer, R.M. McInnis and Jurgen Schneider (eds.) The Emergence of a World Economy 1500-1914. Part II. Bamberg: Verlag Wiesbaden, 1986, pp.37-60.] In addition, he and Dr. Arturo Giráldez, Modern Languages and School of International Studies, had their article "Wiedergeboren: Ursprunge der Globalisierung im 16. Jarhundert. Asiatisch bzw. Globale versus europeische Dynamiken" published in the German journal Jahrbuch fur Eruopaische Uberseegeschichte 10, pp.27-64.


Dr. Flynn Publishes and Lectures on Globalization in the 16th Century

China and the Birth of Globalization in the 16th Century Dennis O. Flynn (Economics) and Arturo Giráldez (Modern Languages and School of International Studies) published China and the Birth of Globalization in the 16th Century (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate 2010). This volume in Ashgate's Variorum Collected Studies Series contains an introductory essay and reproduces 11 select articles published during the authors' 15-year collaboration.

Dr. Flynn also gave two lectures in a series on "Gods and Goods: Global Art and Trade" at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco on April 2, 2010 (sponsored by the Society for Asian Art). The first lecture, based upon co-authored work with Arturo Giráldez and School of International Studies, was titled "Born Again: Globalization's Sixteenth-Century Birth." The second lecture, based upon work co-authored with Marie A. Hannigova, Visual Arts, was titled "Hydraulic Metaphor: Gujurati Textiles exports to East Africa during the 18th and 19th Centuries."

Dr. Flynn's book of essays Guroubaru-ka no Kigen to Gin-ryutsu (Globalization and Silver) was published by Yamakawa Press, Tokyo, 2010.


Dr. Amaral Paper to Be Published

Michelle Amaral had her paper "Does substituting home care for institutional care lead to a reduction in Medicaid expenditures?" accepted for publication in the journal Health Care Management Science.


Dr. Staniec Presents at Western Economic Association International Conference

Farley Ordovensky Staniec presented her paper "Choosing Teaching: Factors affecting choice and persistence in education majmajors" at the Western Economic Association International conference in Portland, Oregon, July 1, 2010.


New Pacific World History Book SetEconomics Professor Dennis O. Flynn, a specialist in global economic history, and Professor Arturo Giráldez (Modern Languages/History) served as general editors for a new 17-volume set on the history of the Pacific region titled The Pacific World: Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500-1900.


Economics Professor Dennis O. Flynn, a specialist in global economic history, and Professor Arturo Giráldez (Modern Languages/History) served as general editors for a new 17-volume set on the history of the Pacific region titled The Pacific World: Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500-1900. Learn more.

Benjamin Dennis

Dr. Benjamin Dennis, a long-time member of the Economics faculty, is currently with the U.S. Treasury Department.