Professor is recipient of Fulbright grant to University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 577 hits
Mark Agee, professor of economics at Penn State Altoona, is the recipient of a Fulbright lecturing/research grant to the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece.
There now and returning in January, Agee is researching the impact of neighborhood environments on the health of Greek children. He will also give several lectures to faculty and students on the economics of child health. In addition, he is working with a Greek colleague on two projects; One examines the impact of the European financial crisis on Greek children’s health, and the other evaluates wage-risk tradeoffs exhibited among agricultural workers in the country.
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece. The University of Macedonia is the second largest of five universities in the city and puts a primary emphasis on undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the social sciences.
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
Photo caption: Agee with wife, Marcy, and daughter, Greta, at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.