Alumnae Highlights

Jessie (Jue) Wang ('12) recently signed a tenure-track Assistant Professor contract with Furman University in Greenville, SC. Jessie received an M.A. in 2014 and Ph.D. in 2017 from the University of California, San Diego. We congratulate Jessie and wish her all the best.

Michael Comes' ('08) co-authored book Adventures in Muniland: 2009-2015 receives a mention in the June 5, 2015, Business Insider article by Lucinda Shen titled “These are the books Wall Street's smartest people think you should read this summer”.

Adventures in Muniland: 2009-2015

Authors: Michael Comes (Dickinson College ’08), David R. Kotok, and John R. Mousseau

Description: "With a perspective that only decades of experience can bring, 'Adventures in Muniland' captures the municipal bond market's transformation from stodgy to dynamic. This concise, yet comprehensive stroll offers an insider's view, brings the reader right up to today's discussions, and carries the added benefit of providing a clear understanding of what can at times appear to be an opaque marketplace. The Cumberland team has produced an insightful review for the seasoned professional and a must read for newcomers and investors."

This book was recommended by David Kotok, CIO of Cumberland Advisors.

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Chandan Sapkota ('09) regularly blogs on issues related to economic development, trade policy, public policy, and development in developing countries. Read his blog at http://sapkotac.blogspot.com.

Most recently, he (or his research) was interviewed/quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guradian, Deutsche Welle, AFP, BBC, Channel News Asia, etc. More information can be found at the following here.

In addition, Chandon has been accepted to the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) to do PhD in their Policy Analysis Program and has been awarded the prestigious Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship.

Chandan Sapkota, economics officer at the Asian Development Bank’s Nepal Resident Mission, Kathmandu was awarded second prize in IPAID Outstanding Publication Prize, Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development (Yonsei University).

As one judge noted:

"The author has brought together an impressive array of data, weaving it together in a compelling analysis of Nepal’s experiences with inclusive growth. The consideration of both cross-country regional data, as well as intra-country national data further added to its policy relevance."

The following is a link to the announcement.