JRCPPF has moved to the new Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
by vrosenth
Just before the end of 2016, the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance moved to its permanent home on the second floor of the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, 20 Washington Road. This move brings together the Center's Director, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Research Specialists and Staff that were previously located in separate buildings.

Princeton Wins District College Fed Challenge for Third Straight Year

Friday, Dec 16, 2016
by vrosenth

Princeton University’s College Fed Challenge Team won Philadelphia district College Fed Challenge (CFC) competition for the 3rd straight year. The competition was held at Lafayette College, on 11/10/16. The team placed among the top five at the Nationals held at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in Washington, D.C. on 12/1/16. The team's was coached by Christopher Sims,  John J. F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University.

Why is the Euro in Trouble?

Monday, Nov 14, 2016
by vrosenth
To many Americans observing the string of economic crises and squabbles that have convulsed the eurozone over the past seven years, the European Union has come to look more like a dysfunctional marriage than the political-economic union it was intended to be—a blended, modern-day family coming out of a union between two entirely different partners who realized that if they didn’t marry, then they would surely end up killing each other.

Public Policy Students Immerse Themselves in Financial Markets

Monday, Oct 10, 2016
by vrosenth

For the seventh consecutive year, The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF) offered an intensive 4-day short course, “Financial Markets for Public Policy Professionals,” to second year master’s of public administration (MPA) and master’s of public policy (MPP) students from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Sir Vickers on Banking Reform in the UK - and the legacy of the Financial Crisis

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
by vrosenth

Like the vast majority of his fellow economists, former Bank of England Chief Economist Sir John Vickers acknowledges having had no special premonition of the financial crisis in 2008 and of having been blindsided by the severity of the crisis and its impact on the banks and the financial system. Remarking on the ferocity of the downturn, the surprise, said Vickers, was not so much the collapse of Bear Stearns in March 2008 but the “shock of the shock”—the effect that the shock would have not just on the US alone but on the banking and financial systems in the UK, Europe and the world.

New Partnership Between JRCPPF and the African School of Economics

Monday, Jun 6, 2016
by restrada

Princeton University provost David Lee, and president and founder of the African School of Economics Leonard Wantchekon (who is also professor of politics at Princeton), recently formalized a new partnership between The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF) and the African School of Economics, Benin (ASE), concluding a thoughtful months-long planning process. 


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