Tag: economics

food

Food, nutrition choices through the lens of economics

Two faculty members from Virginia Tech examine how consumer and producer behavior relate to food and nutrition.


W&L professor Jim Kahn named President-Elect of USSEE

Jim Hahn, a professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, has been named president-elect of the United States Society for Ecological Economics.


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McAuliffe announces 2016 Governor’s Challenge champions in economics, personal finance

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the winners of the 2016 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.


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On trade, Sanders and Trump are peas in a rotten pod

Neither Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist, nor Donald Trump, the self-described terrific businessman, knows squat about economics.


bernie sanders

Opposing the plutocracy means opposing the warfare state

Bernie Sanders wants to stay on message. So his presidential campaign has focused on economic issues. The American economy is rigged, Sanders says.


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EMU’s MBA program announces new director

In recent years, the MBA program at EMU has been developing a defined identity around its long-held emphasis on business leadership.


business

Inequality isn’t something that just ‘happens’

A think piece by Walter Frick at Harvard Business Review draws a line in the inequality debate.


Washington and Lee economics professors win USITC research contract

Michael A. Anderson, the Robert E. Sadler Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, and Martin H. Davies, assistant professor of economics, have been awarded a United States International Trade Commission (USITC) government research contract for work on the organization’s India Trade Project.


business

Virginia Tech awarded two-year research project on the economics of housing in Virginia

Housing is part of the economic infrastructure of local communities and it is intertwined with other key economic components including construction, finance, property management, legal services, and professional services.


business

Kevin Carson: Reason’s misplaced condescension

A common negative stereotype of the conventional “pot-smoking Republican” variety of libertarian is their condescending dismissal of anyone who disagrees with them as “not understanding economics.”


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Governor McAuliffe announces 2015 Governor’s Challenge champions in economics, personal finance

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday the winners of the 2015 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.


Rob Straughan named next dean of W&L’s Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics

Rob Straughan, associate dean and professor of business administration/marketing at Washington and Lee University’s Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been named the next dean of the Williams School.


university of virginia uva

Economists find rare empirical evidence of love in unique marriage survey

Economists are not famed for their romantic insights. But a new study by two University of Virginia economists, Leora Friedberg and Steven Stern, has found quantitative evidence of love.


business

Virginia Tech research shows how stock ownership levels can influence executives’ pursuit of risky strategies abroad

Compensation for senior corporate executives typically includes shares of the company’s stock in addition to base salary, bonuses, and various benefits and perks.


Bridgewater College professor publishes account of 1984 Dayton poultry strike

An associate professor of economics at Bridgewater College has published an account of a quarrelsome 1984 poultry strike at the Marval plant in Dayton, Va.


university of virginia uva

UVA economists shine new light on effectiveness of vocational rehab programs

A new $2.5 million federal grant will support two University of Virginia economists and a team of colleagues who are revolutionizing how to measure the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation services.


virginia tech

Source of mid-plate volcanoes may be much closer than scientists thought

A recent discovery challenges conventional thought that volcanoes are caused when plates that make up the planet’s crust shift and release heat.


business

Being a good corporate citizen is strategic, says Virginia Tech researcher

In the hospitality and tourism industry, being a good corporate citizen is strategic, because it results in superior financial performance.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech researcher developing online tools to help users adopt better privacy practices

Research shows a growing concern for online privacy, but Internet users give up personal information every day in exchange for the convenience and functionality of a variety of online services.


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Sullivan reports UVA Cornerstone Plan off to a great start

UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan said the school’s guide to its future, the Cornerstone Plan, made good progress in its first year.


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Virginia Tech scientist digs into poison resistance in snakes

The rough-skinned newt is easily one of the most toxic animals on the planet, yet the common garter snake routinely eats it.


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Virginia Tech undergraduate neuroscience degree to be offered next year

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recently gave final approval for Virginia Tech’s new Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience.


VMI lacrosse announces incoming class for 2015 season

For a second-straight season, every incoming lacrosse player at VMI completed their first week on Post following Matriculation. The Keydet lacrosse team gained 17 members of the Class of 2015+3 in advance of head coach Brian Anken’s fifth season at the Institute.


NYU sociology professor to lecture about the nature of race

Ann Morning, associate professor of sociology at New York University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.


Two Bridgewater College students awarded Druna Scholarship

Two Bridgewater College students who achieved superior academic standards and good campus citizenship have been selected as recipients of the John W. and Lurene M. Durna Endowed Scholarship.