Rachel Hettich, Victoria Duncan, and Cody Brandt presented at the Issues in Political Economy’s 20th annual conference. Hettich studied the impact of gasoline prices on obesity rates across the U.S.; teen pregnancy rates across Minnesota counties was the topic of Duncan’s paper; and Brandt studied the economic impact of NCAA sanctions on a university’s teams.
The Strategic Planning Committee started meeting this month to review and update the University’s strategic vision and plan in light of current and projected demographic, economic, political and employment trends. Their work will be intensive, but of a relatively brief duration. The Committee began meeting October 17 and will conclude early December, when they plan to present a draft plan to […]
Vernon Dobis, Economics, and T. J. Hansen, Economics, participated in the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash., August 12-14, 2012. AAEA members specialize in applied economics research focused on agriculture and the environment, growth and development, and rural and regional economies. Hansen served as one of the judges for the AAEA’s Graduate Student Extension Competition.
Oscar Flores, Economics, has been named President-elect of the Missouri Valley Economics Association. The MVEA was established in 1963 and boasts members from all 50 states and many foreign countries. Flores will serve as President-elect until October 2011 and then as President in charge of organizing the program of the 2012 annual conference to be held in Memphis, Tenn. The […]