I Would Have Violated the NOC

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Oman labor laws are in the news again. Last year I wrote about Understanding the Omani Labor Market. Scroll down and read the comments, you will see that not everyone agrees with my article. What they do not agree with is that my description of the outcome is not what […]

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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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