Listee Features — Economics


Priscilla E. Flint-Banks is a licensed minister and community organizer who has dedicated her life to community advocacy and outreach for more than three decades. Since 2012, she has been the director of the Black Economic Justice Institute, a nonprofit organization that she helped to establish. Created as a voice to represent women and people of color in the Boston hiring market and enforce company compliance to minority hiring quotas, the Black Economic Justice Institute works to create programs that offer broader economic opportunities for the people they serve. Ms. Flint-Banks emphasizes the organization’s long-term battle to ensure the accessibility and stability of high-quality, well-paying jobs throughout the community, noting that many Boston jobs are created by unions, which have

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Carol Eppright


An expert on the principles of economics, American history, leadership, western civilization and sociology, Carol A. Eppright became involved in her profession because, from a very early age, she felt a need to teach after receiving direction from her teachers. In fact, she often played school with her sister when they were younger. She was either going to be a teacher or a doctor, and she decided to be a teacher. Ms. Eppright began her professional career as a college instructor at Platte Technical Community College, now known as Central Community College, in Columbus, Nebraska, in 1970, remaining in this position for four years. She then transferred to Weatherford College in Texas, where she would remain until her retirement in

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Elizabeth Bogan


Inspired by the ways in which people interact with each other and utilize shared resources, Elizabeth Chapin Bogan, PhD, has committed herself to pursing the study of economics. She has worked as a senior lecturer in economics for Princeton University since 1992. Sharing her insights with others, Dr. Bogan has written articles related to the field of macroeconomics in addition to serving as an economics educator. Prior to beginning her career, Dr. Bogan studied at multiple institutions in order to broaden her knowledge of economics. She first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College in 1966. Dr. Bogan then received a Master of Arts from the University of New Hampshire in 1967 and a PhD from Columbia University in

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Always interested in other parts of the world, Irena Zubcevic has found the United Nations to be an amazing place to work. She has served the organization as the chief of the intergovernmental policy and review branch of the Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development since April 2018, preceded by positions as the chief of the ocean and climate branch of the Division for Sustainable Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and as a senior sustainable development officer. The sustainable development agenda includes 17 sustainable developmental goals that she considers to be the framework for the whole of humanity. Ms. Zubcevic contributed to the organization of the United Nations Conference on oceans in 2017

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Renowned for her work in environmental science, economics, and mathematics, Graciela Chichilnisky is proud of the impact of her contributions to the fields. Some of her most notable achievements include proposing and designing the carbon credit emissions trading market underlying the Kyoto Protocol, and being a lead author on the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that won the 2007 Nobel Prize. She also co-founded Global Thermostat, LLC, in 2010, is the company’s CEO and managing director, and is an active scientist who serves as a special adviser to several U.N. organizations and heads of state. Her pioneering work uses innovative market mechanisms to reduce carbon emissions, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services. She previously founded and headed two successful technology

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From her first introduction into the world of economics, Dr. Shelley I. White-Means knew she had found something special. The field opened doors for her, and provided her with a tool she could use to better understand the world around her. Now with more than three decades of experience as a health economist, Dr. White-Means has thrived as she worked to both deepen her understanding of her craft and spread the knowledge she gained to others. She has been a professor of economics in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Transnational Sciences at the College of Pharmacy within the University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 2004, and is mostly responsible for working with first year pharmacy students. Her research

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Born in Cairo, Egypt, Suzan Salwa Saba Habachy has thrived as she worked to reach her goal of helping those in the developing world reach economic sustainability. She credits her success to her education; after attending American University in Cairo from 1951 to 1952, she came to the United States and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College in 1954. She furthered her academic knowledge in 1956, when she earned a Master of Arts from Harvard University. ​​ Degrees in hand, Ms. Habachy proceeded to serve as a teaching fellow at Ohio University from 1957 to 1958 and an economist at Mobil Oil Co. in New York City from 1959 to 1964. Her unique background and firsthand understanding

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