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Abouk Study: Effect of Texting Bans Is Short-Lived

Dr. Rahi Abouk, Assistant Professor of Economics at Ohio University, published an article on “Texting Bans and Fatal Accidents on Roadways: Do They Work? Or Do Drivers Just React to Announcements of Bans?” in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics: Vol. 5 No. 2 (April 2013). “Since 2007, many states […]

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June 5, 2014 at 10:45 amResearch

Vedder to Senate Budget Committee: Financial Aid Programs Need ‘Radical Revision’

Vedder to Senate Budget Committee: Financial Aid Programs Need ‘Radical Revision’

  Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, testified June 4 at a U.S. Senate Budget Committee hearing on the impact of Student Loan Debt on Borrowers and the Economy. Vedder is also director of  the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington-based research organization […]

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June 4, 2014 at 5:08 pmNews

Winter Writes Column on Costs of Prevention vs. Cure

Dr. Harold Winter, Professor of Economics, wrote an article on the costs of prevention vs. cure, “When Peace of Mind Hits You in the Wallet,” on the Resolved website on Feb. 15. These days we have a near-mad obsession with prevention. Think of all the money we sink into our […]

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February 15, 2014 at 4:50 pmFaculty in the News In the News

College Mourns Lei Han, Senior in Economics

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By George Mauzy Compass Lei Han, a 24-year-old Ohio University senior economics major, died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening. The native of the city of Dalian in northeast China collapsed while playing basketball in the Ohio University Ping Student Recreation Center. He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being […]

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February 7, 2014 at 7:23 amNews

WOUB: Vedder Says Raising Minimum Wage Could Impact Student Employees

WOUB quoted Dr. Richard Vedder, Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences, in a story following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union pitch for a nearly 40 percent increase to the national minimum wage. “Economist of all stripes […]

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January 30, 2014 at 4:49 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Richard Vedder & Christopher Denhart: How the College Bubble Will Pop

Dr. Richard Vedder and Ohio University alum Christopher Denhart published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 8. Vedder is Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University. Denhart earned a B.S. in Economics from Ohio University’s College of […]

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Messenger: Jail Funding Analyzed by Economics Students

“The Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail has been using an ‘unfair’ payment process, according to an analysis done by Ohio University students,” Susan Tebben of the Athens Messenger wrote on Dec. 22. At a recent meeting of the Corrections Commission for Southeastern Ohio, a new plan was presented to the jail […]

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December 23, 2013 at 7:31 amIn the News Students in the News