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"Waller, William" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:25:30 +0000
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Dear Afeefolks,

The University of New Mexico Department of Economics has started a David B. Hamilton Teaching Fellowship and is raising funds on their webpage.

Here is the link: 

Attached is a copy of the webpage.


William Waller
Editor, Journal of Economic Issues
Chair, Department of Economics
Professor of Economics
Director of Wine Studies
300 Pulteney Street
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York 14456-3397

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