…unless, that is, you have the kind of talent of Mick Jagger. This, and much more wisdom about the returns of getting a higher education, by our Doug Webber, Assistant Professor of Economics, in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. read more →

Forbes mentions the dissertation research of James Bailey, PhD 2014. From the linked article: James Bailey, an economics graduate student from Temple University, studied this phenomenon in 19- to 25-year-olds. Before 2010, insurance companies could remove young people from their parents’ health coverage once they reached 19. One of the first components of the ACA.. read more →

Dr. Bognanno delivering the opening remarks

The Department’s annual Awards Luncheon celebrates excellence by honoring our undergraduate and graduate students for their achievement in excellence and their distinction through outstanding performance and diligence. Faculty members are also recognized for outstanding teaching and research. The 2014 luncheon was held on May 7, 2104. The program follows. Opening Remarks Dr. Michael Bognanno, Chair.. read more →

Mikhail Kouliavtsev, who received his Ph.D. from our department in 2003, was promoted to Full Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University. Congratulations, Mikhail! read more →

Mathematical Economics major Kevin Kuruc won the 2014 Marks and Emma Kohn Memorial Award, which is given every year “to an outstanding student in the College of Liberal Arts.” See the CLA awards and scholarships page for the award description. read more →