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Tufts Students Visit Nathan for Insight into Applied Economics

February 28, 2015—Graduate students from Tufts University escaped the giant snow mounds of greater Boston to gain first-hand insight into what it means to work in applied economics and consulting. The international group from the university’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, on a two-day trip...

Economists Should Stop Apologizing and Take a Bow, Litan Says

February 19, 2015—Do you like to shop online and buy cheap gasoline? If so, you might want to save some of your gratitude for economists. That’s the message from Robert E. Litan, arguing that his profession has contributed to business and technological innovations in recent decades. Litan made his...

Sunil Sinha, a Leader in Private Sector Development (1954–2015)

February 18, 2015--Sunil Sinha, the Managing Director of Nathan Associates London, a thought leader and a prominent advocate of private sector development as a key pillar for the reduction of poverty, died suddenly on February 6. Sunil, who was born in India, studied Economics at the London School...

Costa Rica Gains Pacific Grain Terminal With Nathan Support

February 13, 2015—The first seaport terminal in Costa Rica designed primarily for handling grain, a public works project supported by Nathan Associates Inc., officially opened yesterday with a ceremony attended by the country’s president, Louis Guillermo Solís. The terminal, at Puerto Caldera,...

Bangladeshi Microenterprises Gain Credit Access

February 9, 2015—The tiniest businesses in Bangladesh will have easier access to credit under a U.K.-AID funded program implemented by Nathan Associates London and the consultancy Oxford Policy Management. The program, Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh (BFP-B), “will push the boundaries...

Markets Could Benefit from More Detail on Short-Selling, Christophe Says

January 16, 2015—Reporting of so-called short trades, investments that reward sellers when a share price falls, could be enhanced in the United States without invading investor privacy, said finance professor Stephen E. Christophe, a consultant for Nathan Associates. The economy would benefit from...

Nathan the Disrupter

What do GDP and free agency in major league sports have in common? Both rank among the 85 most “disruptive ideas” since 1929, according to Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. Also, Robert R. Nathan played a role in both. GDP Nathan, the founder of Nathan Associates, worked for his former professor...

Dani Rodrik Emphasizes Craft in Economics

November 21, 2014—Economists must heed their craft as well as science if they want to solve real-world problems, the noted development and globalization economist Dani Rodrick said. And by craftsmanship he means mastery of an “inventory” of models and applying the right model in specific contexts...

Nathan’s Goans Updates Intellectual Property Guide

November 7, 2014—Judy Winegar Goans, an intellectual property specialist at Nathan Associates, has completed a new edition of Intellectual Property: Principles and Practice, an internationally focused guide to the intricacies of copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets for businesses, legal...

Young Guests of Nathan Hope to Serve Myanmar

October 29, 2014 —Three young adults with a strong commitment to serving their native Myanmar are making the rounds of Washington, D.C., and observing work at Nathan Associates as recipients of fellowships from the Robert R. Nathan Memorial Foundation. The three—Wint War Lwin,  Zaw Yadanar Hein,...

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