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Sunday, October 14, 2018


This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

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Weissman Center for International Business

International Business Seminar:

Professor Ran Ambramitzky, Stanford University

Monday, Oct. 22, 12.30pm,

Weissman Center 108 East 26th street, 8th floor
Lunch will be served

From: Prof. Lilac Nachum, Department of Marketing and International Business

Using millions of historical Census records and modern birth certificates, we document substantial immigrant assimilation into US society. Both in the past and the present, immigrants choose less foreign names for their children as they spend time in the US, erasing one-third to one-half of the names gap with natives after twenty years. Less educated immigrants and those from poorer countries start out with more foreign names but are fastest to shift toward native-sounding names. Other measures such as intermarriage and citizenship applications also point to meaningful assimilation. Immigrant children with foreign names had worse economic outcomes and married less-assimilated spouses, but these differences disappear within brother pairs, suggesting little penalty from names themselves.

Ran Abramitzky is Associate Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His research is in economic history and applied microeconomics, with focus on immigration and income inequality. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is the vice chair of the economics department, a member of Stanford’s Faculty Senate, and was a Stanford Faculty Scholar. He is the co-editor of Explorations in Economic History and on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, as well as National Science Foundation grants for research on the causes and consequences of income inequality and on international migration. He has received the Economics Department’s and the Dean’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching. He holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University. 

If you wish to meet the speaker in person before or after the seminar, please contact Professor Nachum at and specify your time preferences.

I hope to have as many of you attending the seminar and look forward to a stimulating engagement.

Interested to learn more about our series? Please enroll on our Blackboard site:

We encourage faculty with interest in our series to visit out dedicated area on Blackboard and enroll themselves to the cite. This provides full access to past and future seminars’ material and to e-mail updates about forthcoming seminars.


If you are interested login in to Blackboard, and go through the following steps:

Scroll down in the box on the left side of the screen (under CUNYfirstMyInfo)

Under ‘organization search’ type ‘international business’ and click go

The IB seminar series appears as ‘Weissman Center international business research program’.

Point your mouth at the Organization ID and you will get an arrow on the right side of the ID.

Click on the arrow and click on enroll

Click submit

Click OK


You need to follow this process only once. Once you are enrolled, you will find a link to the ‘Weissman Center international business research program’ under ‘my organization’.


Lilac Nachum

Professor, International Business

Baruch College, City University New York

Executive Educator and Global Business Adviser