Norman Waitzman, professor and chair of economics, and Rudiger von Arnim, associate professor of economics, say that "Utah is not immune to inequality and in some ways is not well-positioned for the economic and social scourges rendered by growing inequality — what [they] characterize as 'the great polarization.'"
Congratulations to Günseli Berik, professor of economics, who was awarded this year's Jean Shakelford Prize, which celebrates an individual whose initiative, imagination, and dedication advance the goals of the IAFFE!
New research from Richard Fowles, professor of economics, and Paul Cassell, professor of law, concludes that fewer people would have died in Chicago if law enforcement were allowed to continue stop-and-frisk practices in policing.
As the Executive Director of the Global Change Impact Study Centre (GCISC), Tariq Banuri, professor (lecturer) of economics, has taken up the task of reshaping the future of climate research in Pakistan.
Natalie Gochnour earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in economics in 1984 and 1988 from the University of Utah and has been an adjunct professor for CSBS for the past decade. Read more about her accomplishments in the CSBS spotlight.
Dr. Sjöberg, assistant professor of economics, and a team of interdisciplinary researchers have been awarded a grant by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development for their research “The missing link: How does climate affect human conflict and cooperation through water?”
In an article published in Utah Business, Natalie Gochnour, economics alumna (BS '84 and MS '88) and chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber, urges us to take advantage of life's big moments to change our perspectives and learn from things larger than self.
PhD candidate and CEO of Emperitas, Luciano Pesci, spoke with Utah Business Insider about how data is changing the business environment and what companies need to consider to stay ahead. Click to listen to the podcast.
A new study—by economics professor and department chair, Norman Waitzman, and team members—estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013.
Water managers are proposing some steep increases in the cost for new water connections, part of the plan to help fund the Lake Powell Pipeline and other projects. This plan comes after warnings from economics faculty that individual water districts will not be able to repay the costs.
Congratulations to U of U Econ PhD (and Dickinson College Associate Professor) Ebru Kongar, recipient of the Jean Shackelford Award for Outstanding Service to the International Association for Feminist Economics.
Economics professor, Norman Waitzman and his co-authors have been nominated for their paper, "Retrospective Assessment of Cost Savings from Prevention: Folic Acid Fortification and Spina Bifida in the U.S."