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Tyler Cowen Gives Well Above Average Talk at Nathan

October 24, 2014—Information technology and globalization have caused an “unbalanced growth model” with implications for advanced and developing economies alike, best-selling economist Tyler Cowen told Nathan employees. Cowen, a professor at George Mason University, gave his assessment while...

Plaintiffs Face a Higher Burden when Measuring Damages

October 7, 2014—Consumers and businesses that want to pursue money damages as part of a legal dispute face increasing obstacles to quantifying the extent of financial harm, say experts at Nathan Associates. This is especially true in class actions, said Russell L. Lamb, an expert witness and...

Foreign Aid Study Delves Behind Planners, Searchers

September 23, 2014—Do planners or searchers hold the key to improving the lot of the world’s poor? A new information resource can help answer this question.   What works for market development: A review of the evidence examines existing research on international development. The review, a “pre-...

Chaudhary, Tolle Join Nathan Board

August 14, 2014—Usha Chaudhary, chief financial officer and vice president at the Washington Post, and Wolfgang Tolle, a Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur and international business executive, have joined Nathan Associates Inc.’s board of directors. Ms. Chaudhary and Mr. Tolle were elected...

Africa Summit: North Africa, Partnerships Have Roles in Continent’s Success

North Africa in general and Morocco in particular are key to Africa’s economic development, as are public-private partnerships throughout the continent. These are some of the takeaways from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held last week in Washington, according to Nathan Associates representatives...

Richard Blankfeld, Long-Time Nathan Economist, Dies

Richard Blankfeld, who joined Nathan Associates in 1978 and played an integral role in the firm’s evolution, has died after struggling for more than two years with cancer.Richard Blankfeld in Stonetown, Zanzibar, in February 2011“Richard was a diligent economist, known for his practicality in...

Nathan Interns Experience Applied Economics

Two Washington-area students acquired a deeper appreciation of real-world economics through internships at Nathan Associates Inc., while Nathan benefited from the pair’s talent and commitment.Nathan Associates Summer Interns Sara Asfaw and Colleen ZimmermanSara G. Asfaw, a business finance and...

Wallar Retires From Nathan After Career Dedicated to Public Service

James G. Wallar, Nathan Associates Inc.’s senior vice president for international development, is retiring after seven years with the firm and a career in public service spanning more than three decades. “It’s always sad to leave good colleagues and good work,” he said. “I just decided there...

Kosovar Albanians in USAID Program Hear the Roll of ‘Thunder’

May 29, 2014—A pair of Kosovar Albanians visiting Washington, D.C., as part of a USAID-supported program rode in a motorcycle parade, heard oratory from elected officials, and listened to pipers playing “Taps” during a Memorial Day weekend outing. Lori Brock, a principal at Nathan Associates, not...

William Easterly’s The Tyranny of Experts: The Undoubted Merits of Individual Liberty, Individual Initiative and Democracy

Thomas Timberg William Easterly's The Tyranny of Experts, a critique of top-down attempts at economic development, starts with the shocking story of an Ethiopian farming community expelled from ancestral lands needed by a foreign agribusiness firm. The army carried out the eviction at the behest...

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