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Economics Department News

Jeffords, Thompson, and Yerger Publish Paper about Resource Exraction 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 from Sissoko’s Economic Development and Monetary Economics Courses Present Research at Undergraduate Scholars Forum

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, Receives Grant, 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 Nu combined forces to raise close to $1,500 for the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Relay for Life.

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

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