The Observer

Obama’s former economic adviser talks rising populism

Eamon Sheehan, Contributing reporter

October 7, 2016

What do Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders all agree upon? No, not a laissez-faire attitude toward hair style. Rather, all possess a certain fondness for economic populism. On Oct. 6, Christina Romer, an economics professor from University of California, Berkeley, will take on the topic of incre...

Economics Professors join students to watch the first presidential debate

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

In typical Case Western Reserve University fashion, Monday night’s presidential debate watch party at Leutner Commons began with a technical difficulty. From a missing VGA cord to a green display, and then to a lack of audio, it felt like the odds were against us. Luckily, in typical CWRU fashion, the st...

Economics professor, back from Washington D.C., teaches from experience

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016

After spending a year working at The White House, Susan Helper, the Frank Tracy Carlton professor of economics, had some eye-opening experiences to share with students. For one thing, she says that President Barack Obama is very sophisticated even off script, and he looks just like he does on television. Helper...

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