News Archive: 2014


India’s air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study

"Effective environmental regulations in India are vital for the hundreds of millions of Indians who are seeing their life expectancy cut short due to high air pollution. And if India chooses to regulate greenhouse gases, it will be important for the world as India increasingly becomes a major emitter of greenhouse gases," says University of Chicago economist Michael Greenstone, an author of the study and the director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC).
October 10, 2014


Competition for ecological niches limits evolution of new species

"South America was an island for a long time", said Trevor Price, lead author on this new songbird study and a Professor of Biology who studies avian speciation at the University of Chicago.
August 15, 2014

The Role Of Family In Good Education Is Really Important: James Heckman

Professor James J Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he also serves as Professor in the University of Chicago’s Law School and Harris School of Public Policy. In 2000, Professor Heckman won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (Nobel in Economics). In an interview to Forbes India, he speaks on the various aspects of education.
August 5, 2014


‘The Federal Reserve Learnt the Lessons Of The Great Depression’: Former Governor Randall Kroszner

Randall S Kroszner served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System from March 2006 until January 2009. During his time as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, he chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. Kroszner was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from 2001 to 2003. Currently, he is the Norman R Bobins Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
June 20, 2014