Alumni Notes: Spring 2018

By: Sarah Louise Schupp, 
Wed, 03/07/2018

Graduates of its undergraduate and Ph.D. programs in the Department of Economics have had an impact not only on economics but also on a wide range of industries around the world.  We are always interested in hearing from our alumni and look forward to sharing your successes. To submit a class note and read more about interacting with current economics students, please visit our Alumni page

Class of 1958
Daniel Martin

“Although I was blessed to go to Cornell and have Fred Kahn as my advisor, I never pursued Economics as a career. However, after working in the corporate arena (international business, including stints abroad in Latin America and Europe) I became an Adjunct Professor at the Lublin School of Business of Pace University and taught there for twenty years. I’m now on some small corporate and non-profit boards and do some consulting. I try to instill common-sense economic precepts to my grandchildren - I think they are getting it!”

How has your Arts & Sciences Economics degree impacted your life?

“It’s been “most handy when evaluating government programs and explaining them to students (and grandchildren!). As we know, just about everything can be tied to Economics - I don't find it "dismal" at all! If clearly explained, most people realize how important - and logical, despite the irrationality of some decision-making - it is to their lives.”


Portrait of Warren Chane

Class of 1968
Warren Chane 

“My BA in Economics led to a Wharton MBA in finance and international business and a career as a financial executive in the pharmaceutical industry doing cross border M&A work.  Public service led to joining the U.S. Department of State as an Economic Officer in the Foreign Service where my Cornell economic training came to the for once again as I monitored and reported on micro and macro economic issues while serving in the UK, Mexico, Sri Lanka, India, and Uzbekistan.  After mandatory retirement from the Foreign Service, I continue to serve intermittently to fill staffing gaps and to lecture on the role of diplomats and mentor students interested in becoming diplomats.”

How has your Arts & Sciences Economics degree impacted your life?

It gave me a “solid foundation for my MBA experience and for my cable reporting on micro and macro economic issues while on active duty as a diplomat and  Officer in the U.S. Foreign Service.”


Portrait of Henrick Lidstone '71

Class of 1971
Herrick Lidstone

Herrick Lidstone's 2018 edition of his “Securities Law Deskbook” will be shipped in late March 2018 by its publisher, CLE in Colorado, Inc. (  In addition, Herrick is presenting a paper to a Roman Catholic community in Denver based on his longer paper - "Social Responsibility - Doing Good While Also Making Money and Protecting Owner Interests" in March, 2018. 


Portrait of Stuart WeinerClass of 1977
Stuart Weiner

“After graduating in 1977 from Cornell as an economics and mathematics major, I completed a Ph.D. in economics at Northwestern in 1982.  I remain an avid Big Red hockey fan! I am a monetary policy consultant with 25+ years experience at the Federal Reserve. My responsibilities included advising FOMC members on macroeconomic and financial market developments in the U.S. and abroad. For the past eight years, I have served on the faculties of Dartmouth College, the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  I have taught courses in monetary policy, macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial markets, and international and corporate finance. I have written and spoken on a range of macroeconomic, financial market, and payment system issues and have authored numerous books and articles. I have served as a technical expert for the International Monetary Fund and have made presentations to industry, academic, and policy audiences throughout the world."

How has your Arts & Sciences Economics degree impacted your life?

“It was the basis for all that followed.”


Class of 1992
Matt Healey

“Fellow Econ grads- First even note to the Department website. I've been working in the bond market for almost 25 years, mostly at Fidelity Investments where I am a credit analyst covering investment grade corporates. Its not a bad spot for an old economics major and news junky. There's not a news item or piece of economic data that can't be related, however thinly, to the bond market, and no two days are the same. No real adventures to report other than the unfolding of life. Regards, Matt Healey '92”


Class of 1993
John WilsonPortrait of John Wilson '93

“After a couple of positions in Atlantic Route Planning and Pricing at Northwest Airlines (now merged with Delta Air Lines), I'm staying "grounded" on the same essential career path as an Economic Policy Analyst with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.”

How has your Arts & Sciences Economics degree impacted your life?

“From global business to state government--macro to micro, you might say--Cornell Arts & Sciences has given me both the breadth and depth to follow my heart's desires in the never-at-a-standstill worlds of economics and transportation!”



Flowers in Front of the Columns of Goldwin Smith Hall