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A trip out west for the IPS military fellows

Taube Professor for International Relations and Politics Kiron Skinner, a Hoover Institution Fellow, took the IPS military fellows to Hoover, where they met with Condoleezza Rice, H.R. McMaster, and more. 


Department news


Alumni Spotlight: Eduardo Benatuil, November 12, 2021

"The thing that really attracted me to Carnegie Mellon was looking at the data-driven and more analytical approach to economics,” said Benatuil, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in Economics and an additional major in International Relations and Politics. He now works as a Senior Associate Broker at Willis Towers Watson, an insurance brokerage firm in Chicago. Read more

The Economic Consequences of Banking Crises: The Role of Central Banks and Optimal Independence, November 15, 2021

Dr. Daniel Hansen, an IPS Postdoctoral Fellow, published a new article in American Political Science Review showing that banking crises produce larger unemployment shocks and credit and stock market contractions when the level of central bank independence is high. He also proves that these significant economic costs are mitigated when central banks do not have the inflation-centric policy mandates predominantly considered necessary.

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Dr. Tom Karako, "WTH is Going On?" podcast, November 10, 2021

Dr. Karako discussed China's test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile on a podcast from the American Enterprise Institute.

"Advocacy for more grocery stores east of the Anacostia River in DC slowly paying off," November 6, 2021

"We really have made a difference," Dr. Beverley Wheeler, the director of DC Hunger Solutions and a Washington Semester Program professor, told WTOP.

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CMU Prospective Student Info Session: Master of Information Technology Strategy (MITS)

Come learn more about Carnegie Mellon's uniquely cross-disciplinary Master of Information Technology Strategy, and get your questions answered about the admissions process and financial aid! Applications are open October 15, 2021 - January 15, 2022.

  • Tuesday November 30, 2021
    7:30-p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST
     (RSVP here)

Can’t make the info session? Please feel free to email admissions or schedule an appointment to call/Zoom at your convenience if you have any questions!

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