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Haverford College
Department of Economics


Economic Endeavors

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If you would like to get in touch with a Haverford economics alum, please contact Kim Minor in the Economics office at 610-795-1701 or

A Haverford Economics education will prepare you for many different career paths. Many alumni continue their education in a diverse set of programs, including economics PhD programs, business school, law school, public policy school, and medical school.

Haverford economics alumni can be found in important positions throughout the economy: in business and finance, in government and nonprofit work, in journalism, and even in sports management. A large number continue to be involved in the academic world through research and teaching.

Economic Endeavors - Economics Alumni Newsletter

As a department, we are working to expand our network of alumni. To further this effort, in 2007 we created “Economic Endeavors,” an economics alumni newsletter.

Economics & the CPGC

In 2008 The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship began the yearly sponsored seminar series on important economic issues of the day. Topics have included:

2008 Economic Iissues of the Presidential Election, with David Wessel, ’75, Timothy Taylor, ’82 and Caitlin Coslett '05.

2009, Economics of Health Care Reform with Gerard Anderson '73, Timothy Taylor '82 and Dan Sacks, '08.

2010 The Economics of Climate Change with Daniel Price '77, and Haverford distinguished friend Marc Stuart and Paul Minnice '09.

2011 Rising Income Inequality: Causes and Consequence with Timothy Taylor '82, Jane Dokko '98 and Rebecca Saxton-Fox '06.

2012 The Day After the Election: The View From Washington and Wallstreet with David Wessel '75 of the Wall Street Journal, Barry Zubrow '75 of JP Morgan Chase and Ryan Fackler of the Federal Reserve. Watch Full Video

2013 Education and Social Mobility with George Bulman '02 of U.C. Santa Cruz, David Castro '83 of I-Lean, Inc, and moderator Linus Marco '13 of Mathematica Policy Research. Watch Full Video

2014 Network Neutrality and the Competitive and Economic Consequence of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger with William Comanor '59 & Howard Shelanski '86, and moderator Andrew Bostick '12. Watch Full Video

In addition, William Comanor, ’59, has endowed a fund for an annual Spring alumni event, featuring a public talk by an eminent economist followed by a banquet for our senior class to celebrate his or her work.

2010 Michael Spence, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize for his work on the dynamics of information flows and market development.

2011 Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize, and New York Times columnist.

2012 Raghiram Rajan, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and recipient of the distinguished inaugural Fisher Black Prize awarded by the American Finance Association.

2013 Esther Duflo, Professor of Economics at MIT and recipient of the 2010 John Bates Clark Medal.

2014 Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University. Policy Dilemmas in the Aftermath of Financial Crises. Full talk on Vimeo.

2015, Alvin Roth Professor of Economics at Stanford University and recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize for his work on the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design. "The Economist as Engineer: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design". View the talk here.

More Information

To receive more information about our upcoming alumni events, or to contribute to the next edition of the newsletter, please contact Kim Minor in the Economics office at 610-795-1701 or