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Distinguished Professor Emeritus Lowell Gallaway Passes at Age 89

Dr. Lowell Gallaway, portrait  Dr. Lowell Eugene Gallaway, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, died on Aug. 13, at age 89. Following service in the U.S. Navy, Gallaway earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Ohio State University and began his academic career at Colorado State University. In 1958, his first academic […]

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Posted on 08/18/2019

Rodet Receives Baker Award for Study of Firms’ R&D Investments

Dr. Cortney RodetFrom Compass Experiments on R&D Investment and the Business Cycle Dr. Cortney Rodet, Assistant Professor of Economics, was awarded a Baker Fund grant of $10,800 to complete a study using economic experiments to understand firms’ investment into research and development in response to macroeconomic fluctuations. Experts indicate that times of […]

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Posted on 06/10/2019

Vedder: Taxpayers Shouldn’t Get Stuck with $1.5 trillion Loan Default Tab

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote the “pro” side of a column in the Daily Astorian headlined “Pro-Con: Should colleges foot the bill when students default on loans?” His column, run in many newspapers, was headlined “Taxpayers shouldn’t get stuck with a $1.5 trillion […]

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Posted on 06/09/2019

College Fix: ‘Renowned Economist Offers More Than a Dozen Solutions for Fixing Higher Education’

The College Fix writes about a new book by Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Renowned economist offers more than a dozen solutions for fixing higher education.” For six decades, Dr. Richard Vedder has been observing the politics and economics of higher […]

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Posted on 06/06/2019

Publisher References Vedder | In Education, Hard Workers Get the Rewards

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitThe publisher of the Cape May County Herald referenced a Wall Street Journal column by Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a column headlined “In Education, the Hard Workers Get the Rewards.” When I was in college in the 1960s, one of my economics […]

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Posted on 05/28/2019

WGN Interviews Vedder on College Admissions Scandal

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitChicago’s WGN interviewed Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, via Facetime in a segment headlined “Author Richard Vedder on the college admissions scandal.” There have been scandals like this for years. Wealthy people have been sort of buying their way into college for a long […]

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Posted on 05/05/2019

Vedder in Post-Gazette | Reform Must Begin with Information, Incentives Innovation

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette headlined “The three deficiencies of higher education: Reform must begin with information, incentives and innovation.” The recent Varsity Blues college admissions scandal shows affluent Americans will pay large sums to get their […]

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Posted on 05/05/2019

Fox Business Interviews Vedder on Rising Tuition, Student Load Debt

Fox Business host Stuart Varney interviewed Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a segment headlined “Government largely to blame for surging college tuition?” Varney asked Vedder about the impact of the government on the rising cost of a college education and about his new […]

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Posted on 05/05/2019

Fall 2019 | Course on Current Economic Problems Open to All

The Economics of Excess book coverTrouble making sense of the debates about health care and crime? Even students who have never taken an Economics class can ponder these questions this fall with a prof who (literally) wrote the book about them. Dr. Harold Winter teaches ECON 2130 – Current Economic Problems, offered Monday, Wednesday and […]

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Posted on 04/29/2019

Vedder in Forbes | Does Attending Elite Colleges Make You Happy?

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “Does Attending Elite Colleges Make You Happy? Lessons From The Admissions Scandal.” The Ivy League schools have announced their acceptance rates for the class of 2023, ranging from a low of 4.5% at […]

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Posted on 04/22/2019