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Judgment Matters Over Models in Hedge Fund Investing, Metzger Says

July 16, 2015—Hedge funds present hazards for many and the highest rewards for a relatively small segment of investors, said Leon M. Metzger, an industry expert and former fund executive who teaches at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. The fortunate investors find a manager...

Antimonopoly Systems Aren’t Built in a Day, GWU’s Kovacic Says

June 30, 2015—Which nation took almost half a century to introduce a system of competition law? Answer: the United States (from 1890 to the late 1930s). If it took that long for the United States, imagine how much “experimentation, assessment, and refinement” is required to introduce such a system...

Retired CEO Singh Sees Focus on Quality as Key to Nathan’s Continued Growth

June 17, 2015—Lakhbir Singh, the just-retired chief executive officer of Nathan Associates, said “quality and attention to detail” will ensure that the 69-year-old firm passes the century mark. “This is a great company that will continue to grow and prosper,” he said yesterday at a reception...

Economist Edward Leamer Says to Read the Message in the Model

May 18, 2015—Economics should concern itself with questions of public policy, and the usefulness of economic models determines their value, said economist and author Edward E. Leamer. What makes an economist great, he told an audience at Nathan Associates, is the ability to pick the right model for...

Susan B. Chodakewitz

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Susan Chodakewitz is a dynamic and client-focused executive whose expertise spans a full range of business services in the public and private sectors. She has a record of accomplishment in aviation, information technology, infrastructure and international relations. Ms. Chodakewitz is well known...

Susan B. Chodakewitz of Tetra Tech to Become Our Next CEO

April 2, 2015—Susan B. Chodakewitz, an accomplished and dynamic leader in business and government services, will become the next chief executive officer of Nathan Associates Inc., guiding the premier economics consulting firm through a new phase of accelerating growth. She will succeed Lakhbir...

Austerity Policies Come to a Head with Grexit Risk, Blyth Says

March 17, 2015—If a poll published last week by the German broadcaster ZDF gives any indication, just more than half of Germans no longer want Greece to be part of the 19-country eurozone. This is up from a month earlier and reflects a sentiment, as Bloomberg News reported, that the debtor Greeks...

The Spiritual Economist

By Pooja PokhrelMarch 16, 2015--We economists who work in development know that our task is more an art than a science. We know that our work requires more flexibility and judgment than rigor and rules. We know that life is not a laboratory. Yet, we insist on treating economics as a science in...

Wolfgang Tolle

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Wolfgang Tolle is an international business executive, consultant, and technology entrepreneur accomplished in fields as diverse as digital media and medical devices. He is chief executive officer of VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, the developer, maker, and marketer of an implantable...

Tessie San Martin

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Tessie San Martin, a board member since 2011, has worked for more than 25 years in bilateral and multilateral development agencies, academia, and private business. Dr. San Martin is president and chief executive officer of Plan International USA, part of Plan International, a global organization...

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