Please see the link below for the the recent article . http://www.voxeu.org/article/understanding-recent-us-inflation
Prof. McFall’s Economics of Sports class ended the Fall semester with the finals of the cornhole competition which the students had been devising during the term. Congratulations to Robert Field and Matt LaFollette who won, and commiserations to the losers, Akina Anand and Katie Herron. Well done to everybody else for mid table obscurity!
The Federal Reserve System, which has been Congress’ agent for the control of money since 1913, has a mixed reputation. Its errors have been huge. It was the principal cause of the Great Depression of the 1930s and the inflation of the 1970s, and participated in the massive bailouts of financial institutions at tax-payers expense…
Professor Todd McFall’s book was published on October 16th. He would like to thank the Farr Fund for enabling access to the data used within the book. Here is the summary: The economics of NCAA Division I men’s basketball are peculiar because it fails to meet two of the three key operating objectives leagues must…
Congratulations to Kelley Ostrander, Lauren Formica and Pearson Lien. Kelley and Lauren are junior econ majors from Team 8 and Pearson is a junior econ minor from Team 12. These two teams won the Deloitte Battle of the Beltway case competition on campus with 11 WFU teams competing. They will be heading to the national…
We are pleased to publish the first annual newsletter from the Department of Economics here at Wake Forest University. There are articles on the experiences of current students, information on papers recently published by faculty, and generally what has been happening in the department over the past year. We hope you enjoy reading it. …
By Kerry M. King (’85), Wake Forest MagazinePhoto by Lee Reunion J. Van Wagstaff amassed a number of noteworthy accomplishments during his 28 years on the faculty, but his most rewarding achievement, he once said, was teaching more than 6,000 students. Leave it to an economist to tally the number of students who took his…
We are pleased to announce that Christopher Earle is one of four students selected to present his research at the 5th Annual Senior Showcase on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium, Room 404. His theses is titled “Mission Impossible? An Economic Analysis of Guildford County’s Distinctive Pay-for-Performance Plan”.
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