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Engelhardt Provides Expertise in CNN Article on Trump’s False Claims During the Debate

“Immigrants tend to be younger and employed, which increases the number of workers paying into the system. Also, they have more children, which helps boost the future workforce that will pay payroll taxes,” says Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, in response to Trump's statement that Biden will destroy Social Security and Medicare by putting migrants entering the U.S. on the benefits.

July 3, 2024

Golden Article on the Implications of EVs on State Budgets Published in Governing

“It’s not just the decline in fuel tax revenues and its impact on highway construction and maintenance,” says Jay Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance. “Real estate will also be affected, and sales taxes are likely to take a hit. States need to begin developing strategies.”
June 26, 2024

Assessing the Potential for Incentives to Raise Prices in Multi-Sided Platform Mergers

Ildiko Magyari, Áron Tóbiás

“Assessing the Potential for Incentives to Raise Prices in Multi-Sided Platform Mergers,” co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Áron Tóbiás, was published by American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section.

June 3, 2024

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Mitra Weighs In on the Issue of Wealth Taxation in India in Al Jazeera Article

Devashish Mitra, professor of economics, says that some wealth distribution “might not be a bad idea.” But, he adds, “it is a politically contentious issue, and there might be political problems in enacting any kind of means to redistribute wealth.’’

May 14, 2024

McDowell Discusses Sanctions Circumvention on The Sanctions Age Podcast

“De-dollarization is sort of a hedging exercise. It's preparing for that potential instance of sanctions in the future or adapting to the current sanctions that you're facing but it is real, it's happening and it does have important implications for the U.S. and for the world,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

May 3, 2024

Engelhardt Talks to NPR About Baby Boomers and the Housing Market

"You've got a pure housing mismatch for older homeowners. They are mismatched physically or functionally with the house that they're in," says Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics. "That's because it's multifloor living. It's stairs. It's also other upkeep."

April 25, 2024

Pay-to-Stay as Stategraft

Gabriela Kirk-Werner, April D. Fernandes. Brittany Friedman

“Pay-to-Stay as Stategraft,” co-authored by Assistant Professor of Sociology Gabriela Kirk-Werner, was published in the Wisconsin Law Review.

April 18, 2024

McDowell Quoted in Business Insider Article on Russian Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina

"Nabiullina has been very effective at stabilizing the Russian economy, despite the enormous economic pressure from sanctions," says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

April 11, 2024

Benanav Speaks With the Washington Post About the Four-Day Workweek

Some of what Americans want today—better work/life balance and stronger community—can be found in what former President Richard Nixon proposed long ago, says Aaron Benanav, assistant professor of sociology. And, he adds, he was fairly progressive on economic issues by today’s standards.


April 3, 2024

Burman Quoted in Newsweek Article on Trump’s Civil Fraud Penalty

“It's telling that he has trouble finding lenders willing to lend to him, but maybe not surprising given the issue in the legal case is his overstatement of property values,” says Len Burman, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

March 26, 2024

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