Millions of African-Americans left the rural South during the 20th century in search of greater opportunities. But the gains many made were clouded by vices common in the big city, finds a new study led by Professor Sanders. Read More
Alumnus Lirong Xia has been selected to receive the NSF's CAREER award for junior faculty. This award will provide him with $525,000 over the next five years for his proposed research on computational social choice. Read More
The World Bank recently predicted that remittances to developing countries will exceed $450 billion this year. Will this spur economic growth in the countries that receive them? Professor Fullenkamp doesn’t think so. Read More
Raising a teen can be a traumatizing experience for parents. Ask around and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has made it through completely unscathed. So how do parents survive their children’s teenage years? Professor Hotz has an answer: strategic parenting. Read More
Russ Roberts (Stanford University, Hoover Institution)
"The Power of Economics"
This is an informal conversation about what we should be teaching our students and what we should not be teaching. He will give some of his ideas based on 30 years in the classroom and his experiences podcasting and using rap videos to teach economics.
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Social Sciences 07
Faculty and Ph.D. students welcome