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Vedder in Forbes | A Discourse on Hyper-Specialization vs. General Education

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, wrote a column at Forbes headlined Publish Or Perish Can Become Publish AND Perish. Going back several hundred years, the great contributors to advancing our civilization tended to dabble in many disciplines and were not ultra-specialized. Leonardo Da Vinci, […]

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Posted on 05/10/2021

Alumnus Clarence Page Credits Vedder in Story on Removing Systemic Barriers in Hiring Practices

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitOhio University alumnus Clarence Page BSJ’69, aa syndicated columnist and a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, credits one of his former professors, Dr. Richard Vedder, in a column he wrote about removing systemic barriers in hiring practices. Page notes that employers often require a college degree for positions […]

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Posted on 05/10/2021

Alumni News | Chris Albers Denhart: ‘It. Don’t Miss It. College. Life. Experiences.’

Chris Albers DenhartOhio University left its mark on Chris Albers Denhart ’14, but the Economics Department faculty might say he left his mark here, too. Professors got his wheels turning by using economics as a way to look at what was happening in the world around him. But they might not have anticipated […]

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Posted on 04/20/2021

Alumni News | Michaela Trawick Starts Her Career Climb at JPMorgan Chase

Michaela Trawick at Maria Alm in Austria, with mountains in backgroundOhio University alumna Michaela Trawick ’20 arrived in Athens as a first-generation college student from out of state. She says it took a semester to get her feet under her, and now she’s off to the races with a great start to her career. At OHIO, she earned a B.A. […]

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Posted on 04/16/2021

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