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Vedder Quoted in Stateline on Need vs. Merit Aid

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, was quoted in a Stateline story headlined “Some States Move Toward Financial Aid Based on Need Rather Than Merit.” While lawmakers can make a strong case for prioritizing equity in financial aid spending, there’s also a strong counterargument for […]

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Posted on 12/12/2019

Vedder in Forbes | Why Do We Have Business Or Education Schools In Universities?

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined “Why Do We Have Business Or Education Schools In Universities?” … The broader question is: should universities be sophisticated trade schools, preparing students for specific vocations? Few today, I think, question the value […]

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Posted on 10/21/2019

Notable Alumni | Alan Rom Focuses on Employment Law, Civil Rights, with a Nod to Shakespeare

Vernon Alden, OHIO's 15th president, with Alan RomEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Alan Jay Rom ’67 Economics  Alan Jay Rom is a lawyer focusing on employment law and […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Notable Alumni | Samuel Chamberlain Is ‘Fanatic’ about Fresh Burgers and Fries

Sam Chamberlain, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Samuel H. Chamberlain ’92 Economics Samuel Chamberlain is Chief Operating Officer at Five Guys—where the hamburgers […]

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Posted on 10/16/2019

Vedder Tells CNBC Need-Based Aid is Better than Tuition-Free College

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, was quoted in a Stock News Feed article headlined “51% of young Americans support tuition-free public college.” This comparison to American K-12 education is one reason that opponents have given in the past for rejecting free college initiatives. “Everyone […]

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Posted on 10/03/2019

Economics Society Alumni Speaker | Five Guys’ Chief Operating Officer Sam Chamberlain, Oct. 17

Sam Chamberlain, portraitThe Economics Society at Ohio University presents an alumni speaker, Five Guys’ Chief Operating Officer Sam Chamberlain, on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Bentley 233. Chamberlain earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. Guest appearances will include alum Matt Denhart […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Vedder in NYT: ‘Walton … Looked at China as a Source of Low-Cost Goods’

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, was quoted in an article originally appearing in the New York Times headlined “‘Catastrophic,’ ‘Cataclysmic’: Trump’s Tariff Threat Has Retailers Sounding Alarm.” As China grew into its position as the world’s workshop, Walmart prospered with it, said Richard Vedder, […]

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Posted on 09/30/2019

Boyd in The Hill: U.S.-Mexico Border Situation Is Opportunity, Not Crisis

Roy Boyd, portraitDr. Roy Boyd, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, co-authored a column in The Hill headlined “The US-Mexico border situation is an opportunity, not a ‘crisis.’” Heated references to a “crisis” at the U.S. southern border and calls for massive deportations of undocumented Mexican immigrants aren’t new. Driven by […]

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Posted on 09/27/2019

University Community Remembers Colleague Dr. Douglas Adie, Professor Emeritus of Economics

Douglas Adie, portraitDr. Douglas Adie, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, passed away on Sept. 25. Adie joined Ohio University in 1968 and earned tenure in 1971. He was promoted to professor in 1975 and retired in 2010 after 41 years of service. “He continued to teach courses for us after […]

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Posted on 09/26/2019

Vedder in Forbes | Intellectual Gerrymandering: ‘E Unum Pluribus’ On Campus

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined “Intellectual Gerrymandering: ‘E Unum Pluribus’ On Campus.” About two-thirds of the way through (page 373 specifically) his magisterial assessment of contemporary life and its foundations, The Conservative Sensibility, George Will drops a great bon […]

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Posted on 09/06/2019