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Lovely discusses the US trade deficit on Marketplace

Mary Lovely, professor of economics, helps explain the connection between trade gaps and budget deficits on the Marketplace segment "Taxes, trade deficits and peanut butter.
November 27, 2017

Lovely weighs in on lowering the trade deficit on Marketplace

"However the Trump administration tried to achieve the goal of reducing the overall trade deficit quickly would come into conflict with other very important Trump administration objectives," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

November 15, 2017

Pralle discusses flood mapping on Marketplace

"One problem is the [flood] maps are based on historical data, they're static maps," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science. "They don't take into account future development scenarios and future weather-related scenarios having to do with climate change."

October 17, 2017

Andrew Cohen discusses history of internships on Marketplace

According to Andrew Wender Cohen, professor of history, the current system of training and acclimating young people to the work world has its antecedents in the Middle Ages. “Families couldn’t necessarily afford to feed all the members of the household, so this was a way of getting rid of children who had gotten too old to live in the house and not work,” he says.

July 13, 2017

Reeher discusses Trump admins unemployment rate on Marketplace

Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, says without key people pushing the administration’s agenda, "the government is going to have a tendency to kind of trundle along in the same direction it was beforehand."

June 9, 2017

Reeher weighs in on sub-cabinet vacancies on NPR's Marketplace

According to Professor of Political Science Grant Reeher, "A lot of prominent Republicans, the usual suspects, either aren't interested or they were critical of the Trump campaign so therefore, they are not being looked at."

March 7, 2017

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Boroujerdi discusses impact of travel ban on academics on Marketplace

Mehrzad Boroujerdi, professor of political science, has been working to get an Iranian scholar to teach Iranian politics at Maxwell for the last ten months and now the whole process has been called into question because of the ban.

February 2, 2017

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