Hendrix Economist Invited to Paris and Prague

Tom StanleyDr. Tom Stanley

CONWAY, Ark. (June 7, 2012) - Hendrix College economics professor Dr. Tom Stanley was recently invited to present lectures in Paris and Prague.

Dr. Stanley presented a four-hour workshop on "Meta-Regression Analysis" at the University of Paris, Nord on May 29 and a three-hour seminar, "What it takes to falsify economic theory," on  June 1. 

While in Europe, Stanley was also invited to give another seminar, "Economics without exaggeration," at the Czech National Bank in Prague on May 25.

The Czech Republic did not join the Eurozone due in part to Stanley's research with University of California at Berkeley professor Dr. Andy Rose.

Their article "A meta-analysis of the effect of common currencies on international trade," published in the Journal of Economic Surveys, found that the positive economic impact from joining a common currency, like the Euro, is much less than previously believed. 

An independent paper titled "Rose effect and the Euro: Is the magic gone?" by the Czech National Bank published in Review ofWorld Economics confirmed this finding.    

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