An experimental behavioral economist, Sheremeta researches how to better explain people's actions in competitive settings—whether the casino, the workplace or even the home. What he's learned has implications in the workplace.
Votruba says MetroHealth's strategy shift in the area allows it to tap into a growing pool of consumers looking for relief from rising premiums. "MetroHealth is trying to exploit its position as the low-cost provider in the area," Votruba said.
Dubin weighs in on the pros and cons of increasing Cleveland's minimum wage to $15. Among them, she explained that the increase would double the current minimum wage. "This is fairly unusual, at least in recent history," she said.
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Our faculty combine insights from modern economic theory with a close study of institutional detail, including novel sources of data such as administrative records and cooperative experiments with firms or governments. Several members of the faculty have been cited in scholarly work more than 1,500 times. In addition, faculty have designed experiments with local governments and non-governmental organizations to improve service delivery in health and education in South Asia, Latin America, the U.S., and Europe. The department cultivates a stimulating intellectual environment for students and faculty, and each semester, top scholars from around the country are invited to present research in our Markets, Organizations, and Public Policy Seminar Series. This series provides a glimpse of the frontiers of economic research to invigorate our core studies—ranked #5 (undergraduate microeconomics) and #7 (undergraduate macroeconomics) in the nation in 2012 by Businessweek. Meanwhile, faculty contribute to the public conversation on economics and are frequently quoted in important media sources such as National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and The New Republic.