Art of Econ- New Paper in JEFE

Art of Econ

Are you interested in adding some art to your economics class? Do you teach in the K-12 environment and are looking for some classroom projects to engage students? Whatever it is, check out ART of ECON for some great #teachecon ideas! Enjoyed writing this paper with Jadrian Wooten, Darshak Patel, and Kim […]

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A 5.4% Increase in Median Income

The Census Bureau released a Poverty report yesterday. Overall its great news! Highlights: Real median incomes in 2015 for family households ($72,165) and nonfamily households ($33,805) increased 5.3 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively, from their 2014 medians. This is the first annual increase in median household income for family households […]

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Tell Your Story

I usually have a yearly theme surrounding my teaching, research, or services. It helps me stay focused, a mission if you will. This year’s goal is to have my students, specifically TheGoldShirt and Norse Economics Club students, learn to tell their story. I learned the importance of telling your story […]

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(Dis)Honesty

Ryan Lochte is currently in a little hot water with the Brazilian police. He is accused of fabricating a robbery story. He has recently apologized for the fib he told. If you are interested in the economics behind lying, there is a great documentary on Netflix called “(Dis) Honesty: The […]

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Hip-Hop Econ

I grew up in the 90’s, when music was more than a hot beat and catchy hook. Music was an expression and often communicated social and economic issues. I remember walking down the hallways of my high school carrying my Walkman and a bag pack filled with tapes.  Artist like […]

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Understanding the Omani Labor Market

The collapse in oil prices has been difficult for the Middle East but especially for Oman. While the economic outlook might be a little dark, there is some positivity associated with it. The tight budget requires Oman, Businesses, and Omanis to evaluate their spending and hopefully begin to economize. One area […]

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