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Economics Major Cooper Repeats as Athlete of the Week

Forthe second time this semester, Economics major Austin Cooper has been selectedat IUP’s Athlete of the Week for his performance on the Men’s Cross Countryteam.

Posted on 11/13/2017 2:19:43 PM

Economics Club Hosts Resume Night on Tuesday, November 7

It is never too early to begin thinkingabout your résumé and life after IUP. Stephanie Jozefowicz will discuss tips for building a résumé and takingadvantage of the many opportunities available on campus and off campus todistinguish yourself from other job/internship candidates.

Posted on 11/6/2017 8:13:22 AM

Article by Jeffords and Gellers Quantitatively Links Environmental Rights to Environmental Justice

A forthcoming article by Chris Jeffords (Economics) and Josh Gellers (Political Science and Public Administration, University of North Florida), titled "Towards Environmental Democracy? Procedural Environmental Rights and Environmental Justice," will be published in the February 2018 volume of Global Environmental Politics, a publication of MIT Press.

Posted on 11/2/2017 11:02:38 AM

Economics Faculty Members Attend Pennsylvania Economic Association Board of Directors Annual Meeting

StephanieBrewer Jozefowicz and James Jozefowicz attended the annual fall meeting of thePennsylvania Economic Association board of directors, held at the PennStater in State College, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Posted on 10/30/2017 9:09:18 AM

Economics Major Awarded IUP-APSCUF Scholarship

Economics major Alexandra Witherup was awarded an IUP APSCUF Scholarship in Spring 2017. The Department of Economics congratulates Alexandra on this special recognition!

Posted on 10/23/2017 3:01:14 PM

Economics Club Meeting: Graduate School Night

Have you ever considered pursuing a graduate degree? On Thursday, October 26, James Jozefowicz will provide an overview of graduate school options pursued by IUP economics graduates with a particular emphasis on how to best distinguish yourself while you’re at IUP from other applicants.

Posted on 10/20/2017 8:27:52 AM

Economics Major Cooper Earns PSAC Athlete of the Week Honor

The Department of Economics congratulates Austin Cooper on being named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career.

Posted on 10/17/2017 9:59:22 AM

Steffy ’03 Joins IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors

Chrystina Black Steffy ’03, an alumna of the Department of Economics, has joined the IUP Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors.

Posted on 10/10/2017 11:44:27 AM

Economics Major Cooper Recognized as Athlete of the Week

Congratulationsto economics major Austin Cooper, who recently was selected as the IUP Athleteof the Week for men’s cross country.

Posted on 10/9/2017 7:51:32 AM

Jeffords Featured in Hofstra University’s Alumnus of the Month Series

Assistant Professor of Economics Chris Jeffords was recently selected for Hofstra University’s Alumnus of the Month feature.

Posted on 10/5/2017 1:10:29 PM

Economics Alumna Mercer Among Top Student-Athletes Nationwide

HannahMercer (’17), a shortstop on the IUP softball team, earned severalwell-deserved accolades both academically and athletically during the spring2017 semester.

Posted on 6/23/2017 9:20:54 AM

Research by Economics Majors Wins PEA Award

At the 2017 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, economics majors Jordan Gwinn and Robert Schwartz’s paper won second place in the PEA Best Undergraduate Student Paper Contest, generously sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Posted on 6/19/2017 8:33:22 AM

Economics Faculty Members Attend Pennsylvania Economic Association Board Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the board of directors meeting at the 2017 conference of the Pennsylvania Economic Association.

Posted on 6/5/2017 9:52:54 AM

Economics Student Wins 2017 Sports Business Research Award

Hannah Mercer (’17) was announced as the winner of the 2017 Research Award at the Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference, which was held at IUP on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Posted on 5/22/2017 8:48:41 AM

Economics 2017 Graduates Recognized with Awards

Three graduating seniors received awards during the Department of Economics May 2017 graduation ceremony.

Posted on 5/22/2017 8:45:55 AM

Economics Students Present Poster and Meet IUP Alumni at Capitol in Harrisburg

Economics majors Patrick Edwards and Hannah Mercer presented their award-winning project, titled “An Analysis of Gender Inequality in Professional Tennis,” from the 2016 Undergraduate Scholars Forum at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania event on April 25, 2017.

Posted on 5/12/2017 8:29:45 AM

Economics Alumna Honored at Homer-Center School District Distinguished Alumni Ceremony

Economics alumna Mileah Kromer ’03 was chosen for the inaugural Homer-Center School District Distinguished Alumni Award, which was developed in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the naming of Homer-Center High School.

Posted on 5/8/2017 8:49:52 AM

Vick Publishes Study on Labor Monopsony and Gender Wage Gap in Brazil

Brandon Vick, assistant professor of Economics, recently published an article titled “Measuring Links Between Labor Monopsony and the Gender Pay Gap in Brazil” in the IZA Journal of Development and Migration.

Posted on 5/3/2017 9:58:25 AM

Economics Majors Recognized Among 2016 Provost Scholars

Ten economics majors have been named to the fall 2016 listof IUP Provost Scholars in recognition of their completion of at least 45credits at IUP while earning a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher.This honor is bestowed only once during a student’s course of study atIUP.

Posted on 5/1/2017 8:51:17 AM

Economics Students Present Research at 2017 Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Congratulations to sophomore Anthony Maticic and his business honors program colleagues, who won the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Dean’s Award for their case study titled “Chipotle Analysis” at the 2017 Undergraduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/10/2017 6:33:05 AM

Vick Publishes Study on Female Physician Career Satisfaction

Brandon Vick, assistant professor ofEconomics, recently published an article titled “Gender differences in careerdissatisfaction among Pennsylvanian physicians” in the Journal ofHospital Administration, Vol. 6(2).

Posted on 4/6/2017 1:20:07 PM

Jeffords Presents Research on Environmental Rights to IUP SEEDS Club

Chris Jeffords’ discussion on February 28, 2017, focused on the prevalence of constitutionally entrenched environmental rights (at the country level) and the avenues through which these rights may (or may not) impact environmental outcomes.

Posted on 3/30/2017 8:51:59 AM

Economist Vick Invited by Appalachian Regional Commission to Speak on Leadership Development

Brandon Vick of the Economics Department presented his work over the past two years with the Appalachian Teaching Project at the Development District Association of Appalachia Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 19, 2017.

Posted on 3/30/2017 8:43:36 AM

Jozefowicz and Alumna Publish Study of Gender Wage Gap in Pennsylvania

“APanel Data Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap in Pennsylvania Counties: Rural-Urban Differences,” co-authored byhonors-track economics alumna Erica Sittig (’15) and professor JamesJozefowicz, has been published in the Pennsylvania Economic Review.

Posted on 3/29/2017 8:51:12 AM

Economics Majors Mercer and Diaz Earn Athlete of the Week Honors

Congratulationsto economics scholar-athletes Hannah Mercer and Jacobo Diaz, who recently were namedIUP Athletes of the Week.

Posted on 3/23/2017 2:02:36 PM

Economics Major Awarded IUP Hockey Alumni Scholarship

Congratulations to honors-track economics major Robert Stock who was awarded the Tim Riordan Scholarship for the 2016 2017 academic year in recognition of his academic performance, leadership skills, kindness, and athletic abilities.

Posted on 3/22/2017 8:49:42 AM

Economics Student-Athletes Honored by PSAC

Congratulationsto Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-honored scholar-athletesJacobo Diaz and Lauren Wolosik, who are both economics majors.

Posted on 3/8/2017 1:18:27 PM

Economics Major Gwinn Among Top 100 Business People

Economics major Jordan Gwinn was recently chosen from among hundreds of nominations for inclusion in the Top 100 People in Business list published by Pennsylvania Business Central.

Posted on 2/27/2017 2:26:14 PM

Potts Discusses Economics of Professional Football

In an interview with WalletHub, Todd Potts discusses various aspects of the economics of professional football, such as some of the challenges facing professional football in 2017 and the composition of a good football fan.

Posted on 2/14/2017 10:17:45 AM

Two Economics Majors Earn Athlete of the Week Honors

Congratulationsto economics scholar-athletes Lauren Wolosik and Jacobo Diaz, who recently werenamed IUP Athletes of the Week.

Posted on 12/5/2016 8:38:56 AM

Jeffords Referees Journal Articles and Reviews Book Proposals

Chris Jeffords recently served as a referee for the Review of Social Economy and the Journal of Human Rights.

Posted on 11/4/2016 4:43:57 PM

Economists Explore the Effects of Country-Level Water Independence on Water Pollution

In a forthcoming edition of Water Resources Management, Alexi Thompson and Chris Jeffords, Department of Economics, examine the relationship between a novel, country-level water independence index and water pollution as measured by biochemical oxygen demand.

Posted on 11/3/2016 9:41:20 AM

Economics Faculty Members Attend Pennsylvania Economic Association Board of Directors Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the annual fall meeting of the Pennsylvania Economic Association board of directors, held at the Penn Stater in State College, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Posted on 11/2/2016 9:39:10 AM

Jozefowicz and Alumni Publish Study of Unemployment and Crime in Pennsylvania

“A Dynamic Panel Data Study of theUnemployment-Crime Relationship: TheCase of Pennsylvania,” co-authored by applied mathematics alumna SarahFrederick (’15), economics alumnus Zackary Nelson (’14), and professor JamesJozefowicz, has been published in Economics Bulletin.

Posted on 9/9/2016 9:26:49 AM

Vick Publishes on Wage Gap Facing Younger Veterans

Brandon Vick (Department of Economics) will publish research titled “Gender, Race & the Veteran Wage Gap” in a forthcoming issue of Social Science Research. Gabrielle Fontanella, an IUP Economics and Sociology graduate, co-authored the paper.

Posted on 8/10/2016 6:11:29 PM

Jeffords and Gellers Provide Practical Guidance on the Implementation and Efficacy of Constitutional Environmental Rights

Christopher Jeffords, IUP Economics professor, and Josh Gellers, professor in the Department of Political Science and PublicAdministration at the University of North Florida, expand upon their recent contribution to the UnitedNations Report on Implementing Environmental Rights by providing a summary of recent quantitative and qualitativeresearch on constitutional environmental rights.

Posted on 6/22/2016 9:36:00 AM

Sissoko Presents Three Papers and Leads Best Undergraduate Student Paper Contest

Yaya Sissoko presented three research papers atthe Pennsylvania Economic Associationannual conference at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pa.June 2– 4, 2016.

Posted on 6/10/2016 10:00:20 AM

IUP Economics Student Wins Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award at Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference

At the 2016 Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) Conference, held June 2–4 at Slippery Rock University, economics graduate Derek Hanely won an award for his paper titled “The Effects of the Marcellus Shale Gas Boom in Pennsylvania on U.S. Natural Gas Prices.”

Posted on 6/7/2016 10:06:13 AM

Economics Student Presents Poster at Undergraduate Research at the Capitol in Harrisburg

May 2016 economics graduate Jennifer Johnson was one of four undergraduate students invited by the School of Graduate Studies and Research to represent IUP at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania event, held on April 5, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pa.

Posted on 6/7/2016 10:01:19 AM

Economics Major Among Top Student-Athletes Nationwide

Economics major Hannah Mercer has been chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the 2016 Academic All-District Softball Team.

Posted on 6/2/2016 7:58:36 AM

Jozefowicz Shares Economics Lessons with Elementary School Students

Stephanie M. Jozefowicz delivered an economics lesson to allof the second grade students at both Ben Franklin and East Pike elementary schoolsin the Indiana Area School District in December 2015.

Posted on 5/2/2016 6:09:40 AM

Sissoko Hosts Filmmaker and Professor Cherif Keita

Cherif Keita, a filmmaker and professor at Carlton College, Northfield, Minn. was a guest speaker in Yaya Sissoko’ s Poverty in Africa class on April 11, 2016.

Posted on 4/29/2016 9:11:58 AM

Sissoko Presents on Business and Investment Opportunities in Africa at Annual African Night Event

The Pan African Student Association (PASA) hosted the annual African Night on Friday, April 8, 2016, in Pratt Auditorium. PASA aims to share African culture, tradition, and food and to create awareness about Africa in general.

Posted on 4/29/2016 9:11:09 AM

Sissoko Provides Guest Lecture on “Post-Colonialism and its Socio-Economic Impacts on African Countries”

Yaya Sissoko was a guest speaker in PNAF 131, Introduction to Pan-African Studies, on March 21, 2016.

Posted on 4/29/2016 9:10:01 AM

Economics Students Present Research at Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Twelve economics students gave oral presentations at theUndergraduate Scholars Forum on April 5, 2016. Economics majors PatrickEdwards and Hannah Mercer received the College of Humanities and SocialSciences Dean's Award for their presentation, "An Analysis of GenderInequality in Professional Tennis."

Posted on 4/15/2016 8:25:22 AM

Vick Presents on Veteran Poverty in the U.S.

Brandon Vick, assistant professor of Economics and MARTI research associate, presented his research “Exploring a Multidimensional Index for Veteran Reintegration,” at the Midwest Economics Association annual conference, in Evanston, Ill., on April 1, 2016.

Posted on 4/6/2016 2:49:24 PM

Sissoko and Thompson Discuss Cocaine Price and the Colombian Peso at Midwest Economics Association Annual Conference

Yaya Sissoko and Alexi Thompson presented "Determinants of the Colombian Peso: Is the Price of Cocaine a Factor?" at the Midwest Economics Association's 80th annual conference held April 1-3, 2016, in Evanston, Illinois.

Posted on 4/6/2016 11:05:52 AM

Economists Demonstrate Relationship Between Crimes Against Environmental Activists and Economic Growth

In an upcoming edition of Economics Bulletin, a recently accepted paper by Chris Jeffords and Alexi Thompson offers an empirical analysis of fatal crimes against environmental and land activists.

Posted on 4/4/2016 9:45:45 AM

Sissoko and Sloboda Publish Paper on Pennsylvania Employment Dynamics by Gender

"Employment Dynamics by Gender in Pennsylvania since the Great Recession," co-authored by Yaya Sissoko (IUP Economics) and Brian Sloboda (University of Maryland University College), was published in The Review of Regional Studies,

Posted on 3/16/2016 11:54:14 AM

Sissoko and Jozefowicz Present at Conference

Yaya Sissoko presented "Determinants of Economic Growth in ECOWAS Countries An Empirical Investigation" co authored with Brian Sloboda (U.S. Department of Labor), and  James Jozefowicz presented “Current Account Sustainability of the ASEAN Countries” co authored with

Posted on 2/29/2016 8:27:31 AM

Jeffords Co-Contributes to United Nations Report on Implementing Environmental Rights

Chris Jeffords (Department of Economics) and Josh Gellers (University of North Florida) submitted a brief report outlining the reasons why countries adopt constitutional environmental rights provisions and the subsequent effects said provisions have (or do not have) on environmental outcomes.

Posted on 2/11/2016 10:23:11 AM

Economists Sissoko and Jozefowicz Publish Paper on Current Account Sustainability

"An Investigation of Current Account Sustainability in Five ASEAN Countries," co-authored by Yaya Sissoko and James Jozefowicz

Posted on 2/2/2016 12:21:11 PM

Article by Jeffords Included in Human Rights Collection

Christopher Jeffords' article, "On the Natural and Economic Difficulties to Fulfilling the Human Right to Water Within a Neoclassical Economics Framework," was published in Volume 71, Issue 1 of the Review of Social Economy.

Posted on 12/9/2015 8:37:39 AM

Jeffords Quantifies the Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights on Environmental Outcomes

In a forthcoming paper, economics professor Chris Jeffords, along with Lanse Minkler, of the University of Connecticut, quantifies the effects of having a constitutional environmental rights (CER) provision on environmental outcomes.

Posted on 12/3/2015 1:14:31 PM

Sissoko Presents Paper on Current Account Sustainability in ASEAN Countries

Professor Yaya Sissoko presented the “Current Account Sustainability of the ASEAN Countries” (co-authored with Dr.  James Jozefowicz) at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology (NABET) held in State College, Pennsylvania, October 22-23, 2015.

Posted on 11/10/2015 11:43:04 AM

Yerger Co-Publishes Paper on Satisfaction, Alumni Perceptions, and Supportive Behaviors

David Yerger's article, co-authored with Amber Stephenson (School of Management, Union Graduate College), titled "The Role of Satisfaction in Alumni Perceptions and Supportive Behaviors," was published in Services Marketing Quarterly.

Posted on 11/9/2015 2:54:27 PM

Economist Jeffords Contributes Chapter on Economic and Social Rights

Forthcoming in the Handbook ofGlobalization and Development, Christopher Jeffords provides an outline of the originsof economic and social rights found within the Universal Declaration of HumanRights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.

Posted on 11/2/2015 3:18:06 PM

Economists Attend Pennsylvania Economic Association Board of Directors Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the annual fall meeting of the Pennsylvania Economic Association board of directors on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Posted on 10/26/2015 9:04:16 AM

Paper by Jeffords Explores the Temporal Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights on Access to Water/Sanitation

This paper was originally prepared by Christopher Jeffords for the Scholar-in-Residence in Global Environmental Constitutionalism program at Delaware Law School (Widener University), in which Jeffords participated during spring 2015.

Posted on 9/23/2015 8:20:19 AM

New Paper on Environmental Networks and Justice by Jeffords and Gellers Listed in Top Ten Recent Papers

A new working paper by Christopher Jeffords (Department of Economics) and Joshua Gellers (Universityof North Florida) is listed in the Social Science Research Network’s Top Ten Recent Papers in Environmental Networks and Justice.

Posted on 9/9/2015 8:27:14 AM

Economist Vick Publishes on Rural/Urban Differences in Physician Satisfaction and Career Plans

Economics professor Brandon Vick published a study titled “Analyzing Rural Versus Urban Differences in Career Dissatisfaction and Plans to Leave Among Pennsylvanian Physicians” in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Rural Health.

Posted on 9/8/2015 8:27:13 AM

Sissoko Presents and Oversees Undergraduate Student Paper Contest at PEA Annual Meeting

Yaya Sissoko presented three research papers at the Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) annual conference at Penn State May 28–30, 2015.

Posted on 8/24/2015 11:23:27 PM

Economist Vick and Anthropologist Poole Team Up to Win Appalachian Teaching Project Grant

Brandon Vick and Amanda Poole, both members of the IUP Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, teamed up to propose an ATP project and were awarded a $4,500 grant in July for a project that includes opportunities for student researchers.

Posted on 8/24/2015 8:08:58 AM

Walker's Scholarly Insight Leads Edition of Economics Book

Donald Walker (with Jan van Daal), emeritus professor, former chairperson of the Department of Economics, and distinguished University Professor, recently published a definitive English edition of Elements of Theoretical Economics: Or, The Theory of Social Wealth, by Léon Walras.

Posted on 8/4/2015 9:24:14 AM

Jeffords, Thompson, and Yerger Publish Paper about Resource Extraction and Related Employment

A recent publication by professors Christopher Jeffords, Alexi Thompson, and David Yerger explores the relationship between nonrenewable resource exraction and changes in industry-specific employment.

Posted on 7/30/2015 9:35:09 AM

Vick, Gagel, and Yerger Publish Report on Career Dissatisfaction Among Rural Health Practitioners

Economics faculty Members Vick and Yerger and undergraduate student Gagel published a report on career dissatisfaction and plans to leave patient care among rural health care practitioners.

Posted on 7/30/2015 9:31:30 AM

Award-winning Economics Undergraduate Research Presented at Conference

A research paper by economics alumni Jessica Black and Savanna Bonds, “Dropping Out of High School: An Analysis of Pennsylvania Counties,” won the Best Undergraduate Student Paper award at the 2015 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, marking the fourth time in the last five years that IUP economics majors have won the award.

Posted on 7/28/2015 1:04:31 PM

Jozefowicz and Economics Alumnus Nelson Publish on County Crime Rates in Pennsylvania

“‘Keystone Kops’ and Crime Theories: A Panel Data Analysis of Pennsylvania County Crime Rates,” co-authored by economics alumnus Zackary Nelson (’14) and James Jozefowicz, has been accepted for publication by the Pennsylvania Economic Review.

Posted on 7/28/2015 12:59:51 PM

Students in Economic Development and Monetary Economics Courses Present Research

Yaya Sissoko’s students from ECON 339 Economic Development I and ECON 325 Monetary Economics presented their class research projects at the 10th annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum (USF) at the session titled “Economic Development and Finance.”

Posted on 7/28/2015 12:56:25 PM

Economics Faculty Member Sissoko Gives Invited Presentations and Participates in Service Activities

Economics faculty member Yaya Sissoko participated as a visiting faculty member at the University of Bamako, received as USRC Senate Travel Grant to present two papers, served homemade food at International Unity Day, and helped host African Night through the Pan African Student Association.

Posted on 7/28/2015 12:54:01 PM

Economics Club Joins Other Student Groups to Raise Funds for Relay for Life

The Economics Club, Student Finance Association, Stephenson Hall Relay for Life Team, and Phi Gamma Nucombined forces to raise close to $1,500 for the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Relayfor Life.

Posted on 4/27/2015 8:02:05 AM

Twenty Economics Students Present Original Research and Represent the Department at the 2015 Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Covering topics ranging from political economy and economic well-beingto development and finance to applied microeconomics, the students presentedoriginal research in five different sessions under the guidance of six facultymembers.

Posted on 4/27/2015 8:00:02 AM

Economics Faculty Member Jeffords Hosted as Scholar-in-Residence in Global Environmental Constitutionalism

Christopher Jeffords was one of six scholars invited to discuss GlobalEnvironmental Constitutionalism with faculty from Widener University School ofLaw in Wilmington, Delaware.

Posted on 4/2/2015 10:07:11 AM

Sissoko and Hatooka Attend Asian Studies Undergraduate Research Conference

Yaya Sissoko and Daniel Hatooka, an IUP student and a former student from Sissoko’s ECON 339 Development Economics class, attended the third annual Asian Studies Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

Posted on 3/18/2015 10:01:07 AM

J. Jozefowicz Presents on Pennsylvania County Crime Rates

James Jozefowicz presented “‘Keystone Kops’ and Crime Theories: A Panel Data Analysis of Pennsylvania County Crime Rates” at the Eastern Economic Association’s 41st annual conference held February 25–March 1, 2015, in New York City.

Posted on 3/18/2015 9:58:41 AM

Jeffords Explores the Role of Constitutional Protections of Environment Rights in Pennsylvania

Christopher Jeffords’ forthcoming publication in the Pennsylvania Economic Review considers the economic and legalramifications of the constitutional human right to water.

Posted on 2/18/2015 10:12:41 AM

Three Economics Faculty Attend and Present at 2015 Teaching Economics Conference

Brandon Vick, Alexi Thompson, and Christopher Jeffords attended and presented at the 26th annual TeachingEconomics Conference at Robert Morris University. This year’s theme coveredinstruction and classroom-based research.

Posted on 2/18/2015 10:10:56 AM

Sissoko Publishes “Crude Oil Prices and Exchange Rates: Causality, Variance Decomposition and Impulse Response”

Yaya Sissoko’s article, published in the July 2014 issue of Energy Economics, examined the short-run and long-run dynamic relationship between the U.S. imported crude oil prices and exchange rates, using monthly data from 1996 to 2009.

Posted on 2/11/2015 11:10:32 AM

Three Economics Faculty Attend PEA Fall Meeting.

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the annual fall meeting of the Pennsylvania Economic Association board of directors in State College, Pa. on October 18, 2014.

Posted on 10/22/2014 8:35:31 AM

Jeffords Presents Research on Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions

Economics professor Christopher Jeffords presented research findings from his paper “Do Constitutions Matter? The Effects of Constitutional EnvironmentalRights Provisions on Environmental Outcomes” at the third UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, Yale University, September 5–7, 2014.

Posted on 9/17/2014 10:39:20 AM

Jeffords Explores the Role of Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions on Environmental Outcomes

Christopher Jeffords, Department of Economics, co-authored a recent working paper, “Do Constitutions Matter? The Effects of Constitutional Environmental RightsProvisions on Environmental Outcomes.”

Posted on 7/23/2014 10:25:50 AM

Economics Faculty and Students Present Research at 2014 Pennsylvania Economics Association Conference

Several Department of Economics faculty members and undergraduate students participated in the Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference held May 29–31, 2014, at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 6/4/2014 10:08:35 AM

Jeffords and Potts Present National Football League Salary Cap Research at IUP Sports Business Conference

Christopher Jeffords and Todd Potts presented a working paper entitled “Share the Love: Producing Wins in the NFL with a Cobb-Douglas Technology” at the annual IUP Sports Business Conference on April 12, 2014.

Posted on 4/25/2014 10:18:47 AM

Sissoko Investigates Government Price Support Impact on Refined Sugar Trade

Yaya Sissoko, Department of Economics, presented “Trade Dwindling Effects of Market Price Support on Refined Sugar,” co-authored with Inoussa Boubacar, at the 78th Midwest Economics Association annual conference held in Chicago, Illinois, March 21–23, 2014.

Posted on 4/25/2014 10:18:18 AM

Sissoko Presents on Aid Effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa

Yaya Sissoko, Department of Economics, presented“A Panel Discussion and Case Study Analysis of AidEffectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa,” at the 2013 International Atlantic Economic Society annual conference.

Posted on 1/16/2014 2:11:51 PM

Jeffords Presents on Constitutional Environmental Rights and Outcomes

Christopher Jeffords, Economics, presented “Do ConstitutionsMatter? The Effects of Environmental Rights Provisions on EnvironmentalOutcomes” within a Law and Social Economics panel on January 5, 2014, at the AmericanEconomic Association annual meeting.

Posted on 1/8/2014 1:29:50 PM

IUP Economics Students Win Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award at Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference

Economics major Angela Rowland’s paper, “What Affects New Zealand Wine Prices? Estimation of the Effects of Sensorial, Reputational, and Quality Factors in the Hedonic Price Model,” won the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award at the 2013 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference.

Posted on 6/25/2013 9:58:27 AM

Karatjas Discusses Cross-Curricular Learning at Family Consumer Science Conference

Nicholas Karatjas, Economics, participated in “Using Miniatures in the Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom: Opportunities for Cross-Curricular Learning” at the Pennsylvania Association of Family Consumer Science conference on April 6, 2013.

Posted on 4/9/2013 1:50:51 PM

The 2013 IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum

At the 2013 IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum held on April 2, a number of economics students and majors presented their research papers.

Posted on 4/8/2013 2:02:48 PM

Potts and Yerger Discuss “Impact of U.S. Financial Shocks Upon the Canadian Economy”

Todd Potts and David Yerger’s article has been published in the Journal of International Finance and Economics, Volume 13(1), 2013.

Posted on 4/3/2013 9:04:47 AM

Sissoko Investigates Stabilizing the Balance of Payments of Sub-Saharan Africa Oil Exporter Countries

Yaya Sissoko’s chapter “Should Sub-Saharan Africa Oil Exporter Countries Borrow More in U.S. Dollar or Euro to Stabilize their Balance of Payments? An Empirical Investigation,” is included in the book Financial Aspects of Recent Trends in the Global Economy.

Posted on 3/12/2013 3:32:54 PM

Sissoko Publishes on Theory of Optimum Currency Areas in Sub-Saharan Africa

Yaya Sissoko’s article entitled “Optimum Currency Areas and Synchronization of Business Cycles in Sub-Saharan Africa” was published in the China-USA Business Review, Vol. 11, Issue 11, November 2012.

Posted on 3/12/2013 3:22:16 PM

Economics Students Publish on Land Rental Market of Rural India

“Access to Formal Credit and Rural Economic Development: An Examination of Prevailing Assumptions in the Land Rental Market of Rural India,” written by Economics majors Christian Minich and Mitchell DeRubis, has been published in the latest issue of the Pennsylvania Economic Review.

Posted on 3/7/2012 10:46:12 AM

Sissoko Publishes on Current Account Sustainability of Eight Western African Countries

Yaya Sissoko’s article “Current Account Sustainability of ECOWAS Countries,” co-authored with Niloufer Sohrabji, has been accepted for publication in the African Finance Journal.

Posted on 2/1/2012 9:22:15 AM

Sissoko Presents and Publishes Papers on Sub-Saharan Africa

Yaya Sissoko, Department of Economics, presented “Should Sub-Saharan Africa Oil Exporter Countries Borrow More in U.S. Dollar or Euro to Stabilize Their Balance of Payments: An Empirical Investigation” and published “The Sources of Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Posted on 11/18/2011 3:00:52 PM

Faculty Members Present on Benefits of Undergraduate Research for IUP Economics Students

Drs. James J. Jozefowicz and Stephanie M. Brewer Jozefowicz, Department of Economics, presented “Ten Years of Learning by Doing: The Benefits of Undergraduate Research for IUP Economics Students.”

Posted on 11/18/2011 2:54:57 PM

Economics Faculty Members and Students Attend 2011 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference

Drs. James Jozefowicz, Stephanie Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko, along with two Economics students, attended the 2011 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference held at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa..

Posted on 6/16/2011 2:26:45 PM

Sissoko Presents Papers at NABET Conference

Dr. Yaya Sissoko, Department of Economics, presented two research papers, "Role of Monetary Policy in Economic Instability" and “Wagner’s Law Revisited: An Econometric Analysis,” co-authored with IUP alumnus Dr. Mete Feridun, at the thirty-third Northeast Association of Business, Economics, and Technology (NABET) Annual Conference.

Posted on 11/15/2010 3:16:35 PM

Economics Faculty Members Attend Pennsylvania Economic Association Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the annual fall meeting of the Pennsylvania Economic Association board of directors in State College, Pa., on October 23, 2010.

Posted on 10/29/2010 3:02:11 PM

Sissoko Publishes on Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Singapore

Dr. Yaya Sissoko’s article “Impact of FDI on Economic Development: A Causality Analysis for Singapore, 1976–2002,” coauthored with IUP alumnus Dr. Mete Feridun, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research.

Posted on 10/19/2010 2:27:26 PM

Potts and Yerger Publish on Sensitivity to U.S. Monetary Policy

Todd Potts and David Yerger, Department of Economics, presented and published papers on Canadian and U.S. economies and monetray policies.

Posted on 10/19/2010 2:23:32 PM

Sissoko Publishes on Account Sustainability in African Communities

Dr. Yaya Sissoko’s paper, “Current Account Sustainability in African Communities: Are There Regional Differences,” coauthored with Dr. Niloufer Sohrabji, has been accepted for publication in the China-USA Business Review for Fall 2010.

Posted on 10/1/2010 11:21:37 AM

Economics Faculty Elected to Board at Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference

At the Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, Dr. Stephanie M. Brewer Jozefowicz was elected secretary, Dr. James J. Jozefowicz was elected president, and Dr. Yaya Sissoko was elected to the PEA Board of Directors.

Posted on 6/9/2010 9:12:56 AM

Julian and Yerger Published in Journal of Business and Economics Research

The paper “Rural Pennsylvania Underemployment and Its Determinants” was published in the Journal of Business and Economics Research.

Posted on 4/6/2010 2:51:22 PM

Julian, Yerger, and Alumna Publish on Pennsylvania’s Labor Force

Department of Economics faculty members Dr. Jack Julian and Dr. David Yerger, along with former student Ms. C. Elizabeth Hall (Duke Law School), had their article “Estimating Core Unemployable And Workforce Non-Participants: A Study of Pennsylvania’s Labor Force” published in the February 2010 issue of the Journal of Business and Economics Research.

Posted on 3/5/2010 10:56:10 AM

Sissoko Presents on “Current Account Sustainability in African Communities” at Eastern Economic Association Conference

Dr. Yaya Sissoko of the Department of Economics presented a research paper entitled “Current Account Sustainability in African Communities: Are there Regional Differences,” coauthored with Niloufer Sohrabji, at the thirty-sixth Eastern Economic Association (EEA) annual conference held in Philadelphia February 26–28, 2010.

Posted on 3/5/2010 10:50:37 AM

Economics Professors Attend National Association of Economic Educators Conference

Stephanie M. Brewer Jozefowicz and James J. Jozefowicz of the Department of Economics attended the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) Professional Development Conference held in Oklahoma City, Okla., February 25–27, 2010.

Posted on 3/5/2010 10:44:01 AM

Sissoko Presents on Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations, Publishes on West Africa and U.S. Import Markets

Dr. Yaya Sissoko of the Department of Economics presented a research paper entitled “The Sources of Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa” at the thirty-second annual meeting of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology (NABET) held in State College, Pa., on October 29 and 30, 2009.

Posted on 11/24/2009 9:38:01 AM

Sissoko Presents on “Current Account Sustainability of ECOWAS Countries”

Dr. Yaya Sissoko of the Department of Economics presented a research paper entitled “Current Account Sustainability of ECOWAS Countries” at the sixty-eighth International Atlantic Economic Society annual conference

Posted on 10/28/2009 9:33:18 AM

Economics Faculty Members Attend CEE-NAEE Conference

Dr. Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz and Dr. James Jozefowicz of the Department of Economics attended the Council for Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators/Global Association of Teachers of Economics Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C., October 7–10, 2009.

Posted on 10/19/2009 3:04:31 PM

Sissoko Publishes on the Brazilian Real Crisis of January 1999

“Military Expenditure, External Debt, and Financial Turmoil: The Case of Brazil,” coauthored by Yaya Sissoko (Department of Economics, IUP) and Mete Feridun (Department of Banking and Finance, Cyprus International University), was published in the Fall 2008 issue of Pennsylvania Economic Review.

Posted on 9/23/2009 2:59:22 PM

Radell Presents on Cuba’s Sugar Industry at Cuban Economic Conference

Willard Radell of the Department of Economics presented his paper “Economic Logic in Cuba's 2002 Sugar Industry Re-structuring?” at the nineteenth annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy in Miami, Florida, from July 30 to August 1, 2009.

Posted on 9/2/2009 11:36:59 AM

Meredith '06 and Jozefowicz Publish on County Unemployment Rates in Pennsylvania

“The Keystone Puzzle: The Impact of Employment Growth and Structural Factors on County Unemployment Rates in Pennsylvania,” coauthored by Neil R. Meredith ’06 and James J. Jozefowicz, was published in the Fall 2008 issue of Pennsylvania Economic Review.

Posted on 8/14/2009 3:08:50 PM

Brewer, Kelley ’03, and Jozefowicz Publish “Blueprint for Success in the U.S. Film Industry”

“A Blueprint for Success in the U.S. Film Industry,” co-authored by Stephanie M. Brewer, Jason M. Kelley ’03, and James J. Jozefowicz was published in the February 2009 issue of Applied Economics.

Posted on 8/14/2009 2:55:49 PM

Economics Faculty Members and Students Attend PEA Conference

Drs. Sarah Jackson, James Jozefowicz, Stephanie Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko, along with three Economics majors, attended the Pennsylvania Economic Association held in West Chester, Pa., beginning on June 5, 2009, at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on 6/15/2009 10:23:13 AM

Economics Students Participate in Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Economics students presented their research at the fourth annual IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum held on April 7, 2009.

Posted on 6/15/2009 10:11:46 AM

Julian, Yerger, and Hall Present Results on Rural Pennsylvania's Labor Force

Professors Jack Julian and David Yerger, along with economics major C. Elizabeth Hall, presented results of research supported by a grant from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. Subsequently, both of these papers have been accepted for publication.

Posted on 6/12/2009 2:10:11 PM

Jozefowicz published in International Advances in Economic Research

“The Effects of Immigration on Regional Unemployment Rates in The Netherlands,” coauthored by James J. Jozefowicz and Rebecca M. Galloway.

Posted on 8/22/2008 8:42:15 AM

Jozefowicz and Ali Cannoni ’07 published in New York Economic Review

“Income Inequality and Educational Attainment Rates: The New York Story,” by James Jozefowicz and Ali Cannoni ’07, will be published in the New York Economic Review.

Posted on 8/8/2008 11:55:46 AM

Center Promotes Understanding of Economics

Formally established in January 2008, the First Commonwealth Center for Economic Education at IUP aims to increase community awareness and teacher and student participation in all of EconomicsPennsylvania economic, financial and investment literacy initiatives.

Posted on 6/17/2008 2:47:08 PM

CHSS Alumni Ambassador 2007

2007 CHSS Alumni Ambassador   Congratulations to Mrs. Chrystina (Black) Steffy ’03 who has been selected as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Alumni Ambassador for 2007. During Homecoming Weekend in October, Chrystina will be visiting economics classes and

Posted on 1/31/2008 9:00:17 AM

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