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Fall 2021 | Understanding International Trade—without a Background in Economics

Export Or Import Directions On A Metal Signpost  The Economics Department is offering a new series of 11 courses aimed at the heart of current events, both social and economic. All of these courses are at the 2000 level, and there are no prerequisites. These 3-credit courses are open to all Ohio University students. ECON 2400: International […]

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Posted on 04/05/2021

Fall 2021 | Course Looks at Food Demand and the Environmental, Social Costs

The Economics Department is offering a new series of 11 courses aimed at the heart of current events, both social and economic. All of these courses are at the 2000 level, and there are no prerequisites. These 3-credit courses are open to all Ohio University students. ECON 2510 Global and […]

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Posted on 04/05/2021

Fall 2021 | Course Offers Big Data Fluency for the 21st Century

April Cunningham, Undergraduate Admissions, University College, voices of OHIOThe Economics Department is offering a new series of 11 courses aimed at the heart of current events, both social and economic. All of these courses are at the 2000 level, and there are no prerequisites. These 3-credit courses are open to all Ohio University students. ECON 2200: Analyzing Real-World […]

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Posted on 04/02/2021

Fall 2021 | Course Asks How Do Economists Look at the Headlines?

Dr. Harold Winter, portraitThe Economics Department is offering a new series of 11 courses aimed at the heart of current events, both social and economic. All of these courses are at the 2000 level, and there are no prerequisites. These 3-credit courses are open to all Ohio University students. ECON 2130 Examines Racial […]

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Posted on 04/02/2021

Vedder in Forbes | ‘We Need True Marketplaces of Ideas, Republics of Letters…’

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined A Star Is Born: The Academic Freedom Alliance. …Indeed, the evolution of the modern great universities is most associated, appropriately, with the Enlightenment in Europe arising out of the Renaissance and Reformation after […]

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Posted on 03/16/2021

Interested in Solving Real-World Problems? Try a 1-Year Master’s in Economics

Bentley AnnexApplication Deadline Extended to May 15 | Apply Now for Fall 2021 Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Seniors majoring in STEM or social sciences—and interested in solving real-world problems—might be interested in pursuing a master’s degree in economics. “This one-year master’s program can […]

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Posted on 03/05/2021

Happy Beginnings | Sue Ryu Goes Right to Work on Societal Issues

Sue Ryu with her mom, Won.Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Sue Ryu ’20 hit her stride her senior year at Ohio University. Now she’s putting her economics degree to use with some D.C. think tanks—and taking […]

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Posted on 03/05/2021

Financial Times Quotes Dutcher on Creativity and Serendipitous Conversations

Dr. Glenn Dutcher, portraitThe Financial Times quotes Dr. Glenn Dutcher, assistant professor of Economics at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Where’s the spark? How lockdown caused a creativity crisis.” In recent years, office design has focused on creating collaborative spaces where people can meet to discuss ideas and hold serendipitous conversations. Yet […]

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Posted on 01/20/2021

Economics Seminar | Dr. Bethany Lemont, March 19

Bethany Lemont, portraitThe Economics Seminar Series presents Dr. Bethany Lemont on Friday, March 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. Lemont is assistant professor of Economics at Ohio University. For more information about the Economics Seminars, contact Dr. Roberto Duncan.

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Posted on 01/02/2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appoints Scott Borgemenke to OHIO Board of Trustees

Ohio University News reports that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Scott Borgemenke to the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Borgemenke, of Dublin, who received his bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, in economics from Ohio University, is senior vice president of advocacy at the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). In that […]

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Posted on 12/15/2020