2021 News of the Department of Finance and Economics

May

Economics Majors Present Research and Earn Recognition at Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference

The Department of Economics is pleased to recognize three economics majors who shared the results of their research completed as part of the honors track in economics at the 2021 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference held virtually on Friday, April 23.

Jozefowiczes Recognized with IUP Award of Excellence in Volunteer Leadership

Department of Economics faculty members James Jozefowicz and Stephanie Jozefowicz are the recipients of the 2020 IUP Award of Excellence in Volunteer Leadership for Advancement Support, which recognizes volunteers who continually inspire others to give their time and treasures to advance IUP.

April

Economist Jeffords Publishes Article in “Ecological Economics”

Available to download for free until June 18, Christopher Jeffords’ paper, “On the relationship between constitutional environmental human rights and sustainable development outcomes,” was published in Ecological Economics. Jeffords uses two different econometric frameworks to provide quantitative evidence of a positive relationship between national constitutional environmental rights provisions and sustainable development outcomes as measured by the newly developed Sustainable Development Index.

Economics Majors Present and Win Awards at 2021 Scholars Forum

Several undergraduate economics majors shared the results of their scholarly pursuits at the 2021 IUP Scholars Forum, held virtually on Wednesday, April 7, and we are proud of their accomplishments. 

March

Research by Economist Jeffords Featured in BBC Article

Chris Jeffords was recently quoted and his research cited in a BBC article on environmental human rights.

February

Economist Jeffords Featured Guest on “Jive Talking” Podcast

Chris Jeffords was recently a guest on David Zetland’s Jive Talking podcast where the two discussed environmental governance and human rights and the environment.

Economics Majors Recognized on Fall 2020 Dean's List

The Department of Economics is proud to announce that 27 economics majors have been named to the fall 2020 Dean’s List at IUP. These students earned a grade-point-average of 3.25 or higher while completing a minimum of 12 credits during the semester.

Economics Faculty Members Participate in Leadership Society Advancement Council Meeting

Stephanie Jozefowicz and James Jozefowicz participated in a Zoom meeting of the IUP Leadership Society Advancement Council, held Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

Sissoko Completes Faculty Professional Learning Course

Yaya Sissoko was awarded a Certificate of Completion on “Faculty Professional Learning Course Including and Engaging Students at a Distance” at IUP on December 4, 2020.

Sissoko Presents “Is Your Education Worth it? A Benefit-Cost Analysis”

During the virtual annual meeting of the Allied Social Sciences Association, Yaya Sissoko presented a paper, titled “Is Your Education Worth it? A Benefit-Cost Analysis” (co-authored with Brian Sloboda), at the the Committee on Economic Education Poster Session, January 3–5, 2021.  

Sissoko Attends Virtual Program on Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics

Yaya Sissoko attended the American Economic Association’s virtual continuing education program on Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics, January 6–8, 2021. The course covered recent developments in empirical labor economics along with econometric methods commonly used in contemporary research on labor markets.