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LA&PS Internship Awards give students experience in the fields of economic and social justice

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) Internship Awards Program grants students the opportunity to work with organizations that address issues of social and economic justice. In the program’s inaugural year, five undergraduate students received $6,000 to intern for 12 weeks during the Summer 2018 semester. The awards were sponsored through the generosity […]

York Prof shows geography is not destiny in agricultural productivity, is featured in The Economist

Economics Professor Tasso Adamopoulos has co-authored a working paper with Diego Restuccia that tries to understand why agricultural productivity is low in the developing world. The research caught the attention of The Economist, which recently featured it. Tasso Adamopoulos Adamopoulos’ team accessed records from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, analyzing high resolution spatial […]

Gordana Colby receives award for teaching excellence

  The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) celebrated excellence in teaching and research at the annual award ceremony during the first 2017-18 meeting of the Faculty Council. The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognized Economics professor Gordana Colby for her commitment and dedication to students. “Our legacy lies with our exceptional […]

The Economist’s lifelong learning article draws from research by Prof. Benjamin Sand

Economics Professor Benjamin Sand’s 2013 co-authored paper, is referenced in The Economist article, “Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative.” Sand and his colleagues' work shows that since 2000, the number of high-skilled jobs in America has fallen, resulting in college-educated workers displacing less-educated workers in roles that are not as cognitively demanding.