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California's coastal hospitality industry alone brings in $98.8 billion every year, according to the National Ocean Economics Program — not to mention $18 billion from tourism and hundreds of millions from fishing. Compare those numbers the to the yearly revenue of $79 billion that the entirety of US gas ...
The survey was first released to graduate students in the Economics Department during the 2016-2017 school year. The initial iteration of the survey was solely “for internal purposes” and did not constitute an official research initiative, according to Economics Ph.D. student Valentin Bolotnyy, who worked on ...

EVANSTON, Ill. - Joel Mokyr, the Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of economics and history in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association (AEA). The Distinguished ...
If there is any connecting theme in the continuous run of current scandals (Turn our anger into action with a summer of solidarity, 24 April), it is the breakdown of the old pre-Thatcher mixed economy, where there was a bipartisan focus on maintaining full employment. Now there is, instead, an obsession ...
But his great gift was to deliver his data with clarity and simplicity; “Factfulness” is as far from a dry economics textbook as you can imagine. That made me turn my mind, for another farewell blog, to other books on finance and economics that were both readable and insightful. What follows is an eclectic list, ...
Should you pay off your student loans as fast as possible, or make smaller payments over a longer period of time? It depends on how much you value your youth. Ten years ago, if I lost a 20-dollar bill I would have been despondent. Today, it would be annoying, but not as big of a deal. I make more money ...

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Stock market uncertainty continues after another day of wide swings on Wall Street, as concerns of a trade war with China grow. But Michigan State University Economics Professor Charles Ballard advised investors to not panic, as well as to invest on a regular basis.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed five petitions challenging the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to reconduct the class 12 Economics examination after an alleged leak of the paper. The court said it was the discretion of the CBSE to reconduct the exam and can't be ...
His nonconformity is relevant to the future of Fed policy, because it extends to his economics. While he's a centrist when it comes to interest rates, Williams made a name for himself from within the Fed system by poking holes in central bank doctrine. His pet project lately centers on convincing his colleagues ...
George Will objects to various paid parental leave proposals on the grounds that they will cost money and he doesn't think other people should have to pay for your children. “Evidently,” the conservative columnist sniffs, it is now retrograde to expect family planning to involve families making plans that fit ...
New Podcast Features In-Depth Conversations about economics and its impact on Black people, covering the Federal Reserve System, banks, interest ... William Michael Cunningham, one of the world's best economists, today launched “Economics for Black People,” featuring in-depth conversations on ...
Economic and financial issues nowadays tend to be discussed in intellectual silos, by specialists who give little mind to security concerns or the interplay between national and international objectives. But sooner or later, economists will realize that global security demands a new approach, just as it did in ...
The leak of Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics papers has created a furore across the country, with students, parents and other stakeholders up in arms against the incident. Though the CBSE has announced the date for the reexamination of the Class 12 paper, it is yet to take a final call on the ...
It has been said that too much democracy is crowding out economic growth and development in Kenya, and that countries that have seemingly “more assertive” leadership are taking over Kenya's position as the poster boy of Africa's economic growth. ALSO READ: Key projects take lion's share of county's ...
to impart his knowledge to a larger audience. He began taking part in documentaries that helped map the current economic terrain, highlighting the widening wealth gap. In addition, he produced short video clips deciphering things like the Affordable Care Act, gerrymandering, and the student debt crisis.
Excise taxes are the oldest taxes in human civilization and make up only a small fraction of government revenues in modern economies. But they remain an important issue in certain key policies including highway funding, alcohol use and health financing. So they merit some examination. Start with a ...
So, faced with a less certain world, do Irish children and teenagers need more protection; or more exposure to real life, exposure that will help them build resilience to the ups and downs of life? Such a big question should be examined in the burgeoning field of behavioural economics, but is rarely explored ...

Indiana Farm Bureau Director of Public Policy Katrina Hall was honored by the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics. Hall was one of four recipients of the department's annual Apex Awards. According to the department website, the award recognizes alumni with a strong connection to ...
NEW DELHI: The retest of the leaked Class XII Economics paper will be held on April 25 but uncertainty dogs the Class X Maths paper as CBSE is evaluating if a fresh exam is needed at all while also saying that such a test, if scheduled, will be restricted to Delhi-NCR and Haryana. The Central Board of ...
Last week, I was on the keynote panel at the Carolina Recycling Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show. We were speaking about “The New Economics of Recycling.” As I noted in my presentation, the “new” economics of recycling are as old as recycling. We just keep forgetting the lessons we ...
"It hasn't made any goddamn impact," marketing director Dean Clancy said. "I want to put that in as many places as possible, because regardless of how it impacts our sales, I just want people to know we're doing it here," he said. "Designed in Detroit" they may be, but economics makes manufacturing ...
Not long ago an academic paper by the economists David Autor, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson garnered an unusual amount of public attention because of its estimate that trade with China from 1999 to 2011 destroyed 2.4 million jobs in the United States. These estimates of jobs destroyed by trade ...
Let's first consider the economics of a military draft. One argument for a draft is that it lowers the cost of the military. This, however, is based on confusion. A draft reduces the government's budgetary cost. The full cost of the military is the value of the resources used, including personnel. Uncle Sam paid G.I.'s a monthly salary ...
Last week, the world gave us three big stories. First, the revelations about Facebook and the insecurity of your private data. Second, the new EU move towards a common digital tax regime which is clearly designed to remove the competitive advantage that small states like Ireland enjoy. These are two sides ...
The rise of social media has given medical practices a new tool for overcoming one of their biggest headaches: resolving disputes, or just getting answers from payers, EHR companies, and the many other entities practices depend on to operate efficiently and provide care to patients. That's because these ...
Health issues are in the news, many with some interesting economic aspects that prompt reader questions. Let's look at a few. 1. What are the economics of President Donald Trump's anti-opioid proposals? On the surface, Trump's proposed measures are not bad in that they address demand as well as ...
After I stood up, waved my arms and exclaimed "April fool," she gave me a quick lesson in economics. The cost of coffee was 19 cents a pound and sugar was 25 cents a pound and I was the fool for wasting such commodities just to play a joke on her. I still laugh when I think about the gagging, spitting and ...
Jeffrey Moore, a senior analyst with Global Risk Insights, talks to Counting the Cost about gun economics and the future of the multibillion-dollar US gun industry under the Trump administration. "The gun manufacturers ... and retailers have a pretty sizeable economic impact overall. It's about $50bn directly ...
George Mason University has received a $5 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation to make new hires in its economics department. The funding will be used to add three tenure-track positions: a senior scholar, who would advise students, mentor faculty and bring additional leadership, and two ...
The transaction will come just over three years after Mr Bootle sold a minority stake to LDC which valued the economics consultancy at roughly £70m. A former chief economist at HSBC and now a Daily Telegraph columnist, Mr Bootle is an avowed Brexiteer, having declared as "nonsense" the idea that the ...
This March, a committed Europeanist but outspoken critic of the European Union, Varoufakis rose to explore how the complexities and contradictions of the Bard's characters have shaped his own take on economics, as he delivered the sixth annual lecture for Kingston Shakespeare Seminar, a partnership ...
The justification for this attention comes from relatively simple economics. By thinking of a company's culture as a form of investment subject to market failures, we can better understand why companies sometimes tolerate misconduct, and why they can't always fix it on their own. Though my experience is in ...
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) at the University of Delaware Carlos Asarta, said that because of an increase in technology, times are changing, and “we need to change” in the classroom.
environment Dear EarthTalk: I need to get my roof replaced as a result of storm damage (thanks global warming!). Is Tesla's solar roof a good deal and do other companies offer similar products—with the photovoltaic cells integrated into the roofing material? — Kenny S., Vero Beach, FL. It would be a ...
There are so many things to lament about the modern world — fracturing families, the rise of authoritarianism, the rage for torn jeans — but there is also much to celebrate and savor. One is the abundance of great conversation available through podcasts. There's my own, of course, “Need to Know,” and ...
Singapore Management University (SMU) will offer a new second major in Health Economics and Management (HEM) to develop industry-ready graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective administration and management within the healthcare sector. “The rate of ...
Announced tariffs on steel and aluminum are pending, as is renegotiation of NAFTA. President Donald Trump threatens tariffs on other Chinese goods in retaliation for alleged theft of intellectual property. Thus, many email queries from readers about last week's column on trade and tariffs remain relevant.
There are so many things to lament about the modern world — fracturing families, the rise of authoritarianism, the rage for torn jeans — but there is also much to celebrate and savor. One is the abundance of great conversation available through podcasts. There's my own, of course, “Need to Know,” and ...
(Kitco News) - Silver prices are suffering from lackluster investor demand, and one research firm is warning that industry demand could be weaker than many are expected, especially within the solar sector. In a report Thursday, Simona Gambarini, commodities economist at Capital Economics, said that her ...
It is not hard to find a list of the many, stupid ways Larry Kudlow has been wrong about major economic calls in the past quarter century. He has a childlike faith in the power of tax cuts and is a committed Republican partisan, both of which drive him to say consistently outlandish things. He celebrated the ...
The long march by tens of thousands of farmers in Maharashtra, which ended on Monday after the Devendra Fadnavis government accepted their major demands, was the latest in a series of ongoing protests by farmers. In Maharashtra itself, farmers had blocked highways last year, which affected supplies ...
Also known as the motherhood penalty, this refers to the adverse impact that giving birth to children has on the wages earned by women. Childbirth causes women to take time off work and make various other changes to their career choices, which in turn has a negative impact on their long-term income.
In light of this, over 100 top economics undergraduates and faculties from seven countries in South Asia convened in Chittagong, Bangladesh for the 14th South Asia Economic Students' Meet (SAESM) to discuss how regional integration can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in ...
PROOF OF TOSS is a new betting platform built on blockchain where users can create wagers, bet, and judge. The project's goal is to disrupt the traditional betting industry and improve user experience in this area. The team has developed the first betting protocol on RSK which is fueled by TOSS tokens.
YARMOUTH — Aging in Place will host a free workshop on economic security on Saturday, March 17. The workshop, Make a Plan While You Can, will be held at the First Parish Church at 116 Main St. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with a free lunch included. Presenters will discuss the basics of economic security, ...
Knowledge of finances and economics should not be exclusive to those who spend their entire lives studying and working in these fields. Faculties at the U of C are creating required classes about wellness and mental health. It would be wise to include mandatory classes about economic issues too, so that ...
I'm writing a book right now called Narrative Economics. The theme of my book will be—in another year or so, when it comes out—that people are driven by talk, narratives, stories. And they don't look at data independently; they don't. Most people. They just listen to “what's the story now.” And it seems to me ...
Banking on a Low-Carbon Future (Boston Common Asset Management) assesses the progress made by 59 of the world's largest banks to better manage climate change risks and opportunities. Key findings include: 54 percent of banks support the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures(TCFD) ...
The iconic motorcycle maker has come out against the tariffs saying it will drive up the cost of making hogs and could hurt sales outside of the U.S. The chairman of Marquette University's economics department says the tariffs could actually hurt Harley-Davidson in three ways. "Steel is back, aluminum is ...
MADRID: Imagine walking into a store and paying for your goods in one currency while the person next to you pays for his goods in another currency. Two currencies in use at the same time in the same places. This dual currency scenario is exactly the one being offered by political parties in today's general ...


 

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