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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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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 05

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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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 05

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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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 05

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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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 29

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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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 22

Graduate student Bruna Pereira won first prize in Arts and Humanities 1 for her study, The Impact of the Period of Crisis on the Electorate Behavior in Brazil.Several Modern Languages students presented their research and projects at Ohio University’s Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 11. Graduate student Bruna Pereira (M.A. Economics, M.A. Latin American Studies and Portuguese instructor in Modern Languages) won first prize in Arts and Humanities 1 for her study, The Impact […]

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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 22

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored an op-ed column in the Wall Street Journal headlined “College Wouldnt Cost So Much If Students and Faculty Worked Harder.” The subhead is “I assign far less reading, demand less writing, and give higher grades than I did […]

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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 22

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “The Triple College Crisis. Crisis #2: Too Little Learning.” Although people go to college for a multitude of reasons, learning is supposedly paramount among them. Graduating college seniors should know a good deal […]

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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 02

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “The Triple College Crisis. Crisis #1: College Is Too Costly.” Ask 100 randomly selected Americans, “What is the biggest problem with American universities?” I would bet the most frequent answer would be, “they […]

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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 15

Dr. Richard Vedder, portraitDr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column headlined “Free College: A Better Approach.” …Proposals, such as Senator Bernie Sanders, for free college open to students at four-year state universities are almost certainly likely to primarily benefit students from moderately affluent families. Moreover, many […]

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economics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 07

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