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Dr. Mevlude Akbulut has been recently nominated to serve as one of the twelve Council Members at the Board of Directors of the Canadian Economic Association (CEA) for a four-year term. The CEA is the organization of academic economists in Canada with 2000 members in Canada and abroad.
Dr. Melvin Cross is serving the second year of a two year term as Chairperson on the awards committee of the annual Joseph J. Spengler Prize for the best book concerning history of economic thought. Fellow committee members are Guy Numa (University of Massachusetts, Boston) and Cléo Chassonnery-Zaigouche (Université de Lausanné). Original books about topics in History of Economic Thought published in English during the three calendar years prior to the Annual Conference of the History of Economics Society are eligible for nomination. The next Conference of the History of Economics Society will be held June 20-23, 2019, Faculty House, Columbia University, New York, New York. Dr. Cross also presented "Lessons on Corporate Behaviour and Regulatory Policy: What can we Learn from the 19th Century American Railroad Industry?" to the Department of Economics, Acadia University, October 19, 2018.
Dr. Barry Lesser, China Program Director and Professer Emeritus, Department of Economics, received the Shandong Province of China Qilu Friendship Award in a ceremony in Weihai, China, on October 27 2018. The Qilu Friendship Award is the highest honour awarded by the Government of Shandong Province, given in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by foreign experts in promoting the economic construction and social development of Shandong Province.
Dr. Dozie Okoye has received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant to host a workshop on Data Driven Development to be held May. This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Science, Departments of Economics, and International Development Studies. Dr. Okoye has also co-authored an article, published on January 8 2019 in the Journal of Economic Geography, entitled Six decades after independence: the enduring influence of missionary activities on regional wealth inequalities in Ghana.
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum was interviewed in the December 5th 2018 edition of Halifax newspaper The Chronicle Herald. The article, "Fentanyl’s spread likely linked to heroin shortage: report", covered Rosenblum's recently accepted paper on fentanyl (Mars S., D. Rosenblum and D. Ciccarone (forthcoming) "Illicit fentanyls in the opioid street market: desired or imposed?" Addiction.)
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