September News Round Up

Professor Mark Curtis contributed to an article for Business Insider by Madison Hoff
“These maps show which parts of the US are already having a green energy jobs boom”
“Economist Mark Curtis told Insider that one main result based on the job posting data he and his co-author used in their research is: “that the jobs that are being created are largely in areas that currently have high fossil fuel employment.” He added that this suggests “that this is going to make the transition from a fossil fuel-based energy economy to a renewables-based economy smoother than it otherwise would’ve been.”

Professor Koleman Strumpf wrote an opinion piece with Harry Crane in the Chicago Tribune
“Political prediction markets are an antidote to degraded public discourse”
“In this opinion piece economics professor Koleman Strumpf discusses the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s withdrawal of its no-action letter from Victoria University of Wellington, which since 2014 has been allowed to operate the political prediction market PredictIt.”

Professor Koleman Strumpf was referenced in an article by Declan Harty in POLITICO
“Washington weighs plan to let Americans wager on elections”
“Americans are not new to election markets, with betting going back well over 150 years, according to economics professor Koleman Strumpf, who researches prediction markets. In the 1916 presidential election alone, the equivalent of more than $276 million in today’s dollars was wagered, according to a paper by Strumpf and University of Michigan economics professor Paul Rhode “Historical Presidential Betting Markets” Journal of Economics Perspectives, 2004, 18(2), 127-142. “People have been interested in betting on elections as long as the country has had elections. There’s always been an underground tradition in the U.S.””

Professor Todd McFall was interviewed by Kim McGrath for Wake Forest News for an article
“PGA vs LIV: The Changing landscape for professional golf”.
“Economics professor Todd McFall, an expert on the business of sports, talks about the ongoing tension between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. “LIV has seemingly bottomless pockets of money to invest in players, and the PGA Tour might need more ammunition to stay ahead of its new rival.””