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Prof. Goldstein And Babson Ugrads Study Effects Of Seasons On The Arctic Tundra’s Economy

Last year, Babson College Finance Professor Michael Goldstein http://faculty.babson.edu/goldstein/ was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how changes in seasonality affect economic activity in and near the Arctic Circle.  The grant included funding for Babson students to travel to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to participate in the collection and analysis of the research data.  A key area of interest is the ice roads that help supply mines and other regions north of Yellowknife.  Some of these ice roads were featured on Season One of “Ice Road Truckers” on The History Channel.

Goldstein, five Babson students, and one student from the Olin College of Engineering are spending their spring break in Yellowknife on this fascinating project.  Learn more about it here from Michael Goldstein: