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Professor Mark Showalter was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the healthiest and unhealthiest cities in the U.S. Click here to read the article.
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Dr. Bradford was interviewed September 27th, 2018 on "Top of Mind with Julie Rose". They discussed the topic of increasing tariffs with China. Please click here to listen to the radio interview.
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Recent BYU Econ graduates Carson Lund and James Hinkson were chosen as new analysts for E*Trade. Over 1,000 applicants from over 400 universities applied, and only 26 were offered full-time analyst positions. Congratulations, Carson and James!
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BYU Economic students, Trevor Woolley and Alex Hoagland, published their paper "It's No Accident: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Vehicle Safety Inspections" in Contemporary Economic Policy. Click here to read the article.
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Economics students Mitch Anderson and Josh Kunzler, mentored by Dr. Ransom, won first place for their poster entitled, “Trains and Traffic,” in the Fulton Conference that was held on April 12th, 2018. Julie Hollenbaugh, mentored by Joe Price, won second place for her poster entitled, “Dustbowl Migration.”
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Dr. Doleac was interviewed on March 12th, 2018 on "Top of Mind with Julie Rose". They discussed the topic of Naloxone and Opioids. Please click here to listen to the radio interview.
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Click here to read about Dr. Pope's thoughts in "First Housing Shortage in Decades Taking a Toll on Utah Buyers, Renters."
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Click here to read about Dr. Wikle's thoughts in "Utahns Share Experiences on Gender Wage Gap."
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Click here to listen to Dr. Brennan Platt's thoughts on the economy and the relationship between unemployment and inflation on BYU Radio's "Top of Mind".
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Associate Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University, Dr. Scott Bradford weighs in on whether the TPP was bad for the U.S.
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Dr. Arden Pope and colleagues discovered a link between air pollution and blood vessel damage in his most recent publication, "Exposure to Fine Particulate Air Pollution Is Associated with Endothelial Injury and Systemic Inflammation". His paper has received attention from The New York TImes, Reuters, Deseret News, and more. Click the link to read more about their findings.
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The BYU Economics Department will host the 2016 California Econometrics Conference on October 7th & 8th with Whitney Newey from MIT as the keynote speaker. Students may attend the conference sessions.
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Professor Michael Ransom was interviewed on the “Colorado Public Radio” to discuss his research on the effects and analysis of railway expansion. Ransom’s recent paper, “The Effect of Light Rail on Highway Traffic in Denver: A Critical Reappraisal,” finds that such railway expansion does not pass the cost-benefit analysis and proves to actually be an impractical, expensive option.
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Associate Professor Jaren Pope, along with other researchers, published an article titled "The Psychological Effect of Weather on Car Purchases", which explores the impact of weather on purchasing decisions, specifically concerning vehicles. Click the link to read more about their findings.
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Associate Professor Brennan Platt’s recent publication, “Accounting for Age in Marital Search Decisions,” has been published in the European Economic Review, highlighting the quality of spouse in relation to the age in which an individual marries. Click the link to learn more about the factors involved and the roles they play in explaining marriage market outcomes.
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The BYU Record Linking Lab employs 20 undergraduate research assistants from the Economics Department. The goal of the lab is to: (1) provide a bridge between academic researchers and FamilySearch, and (2) identify ways to involve more individuals in contributing to the Family Tree at FamilySearch. Click the link above to learn more about the lab.
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