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

Dr. Richard Vedder

The 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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May 28, 2019 at 12:21 pmFaculty in the News In the News

WGN Interviews Vedder on College Admissions Scandal

Dr. Richard Vedder

Chicago’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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May 5, 2019 at 11:42 amFaculty in the News In the News

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

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. 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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May 5, 2019 at 11:30 amFaculty in the News In the News

Fox Business Interviews Vedder on Rising Tuition, Student Load Debt

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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May 5, 2019 at 10:59 amFaculty in the News In the News

Fall 2019 | Course on Current Economic Problems Open to All

Fall 2019 | Course on Current Economic Problems Open to All

Trouble 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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April 29, 2019 at 5:45 pmAnnouncements News

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

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. 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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April 22, 2019 at 4:29 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Pereira Takes First for Work on Brazil Electorate Behavior

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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April 22, 2019 at 1:32 pmResearch