Economics News Archive

  • How do firms respond to quality disclosure requirements? Evidence from performance rankings for U.S. airlines

    In Quality Disclosure Programs and Internal Organizational Practices: Evidence from Airline Flight Delays (PDF), authors Silke Forbes, Mara Lederman, and Trevor Tombe analyze millions of detailed flight records provided by major U.S. airlines to detect the impact of a quality disclosure initiative.
  • Social security turns 80

    Mark Votruba, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, discusses the history and future of Social Security, the nation's largest benefit program, on Ideastream's Sound of Ideas.
  • Undergraduate Internships - Central Intelligence Agency

    Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship or cooperative education experience? Consider employment with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an undergraduate or graduate student. To be considered for Summer 2016 employment submit your online application by 15 October. Applications for winter, spring, and fall employment should be sent nine to twelve months before the desired start date. The National Clandestine Service Undergraduate Internship Program application period for Summers 2016/2017 is closed. Please check back in January 2016 to view instructions for the next application window. The application period for the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs is 1 July - 15 October. Learn more about and apply for specific internship and co-op positions by visiting the High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Student pages.
  • Research Assistant or Associate - Federal Budget and Tax Policy

    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is seeking to hire a Research Assistant or Associate (RA) – title commensurate with experience -- to join its federal budget and tax team. This role is an excellent opportunity for any of your students (or recent graduates) who have a strong quantitative background, a desire to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people, and an interest in shaping federal budget and tax policy. The person must be available to start this fall.
  • Is student debt the reason millennials aren't starting companies?

    Scott Shane, PhD, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies explores the reasons why the share of young business owners has declined dramatically in recent years.
  • Five economic questions that should be asked in the first GOP presidential debate

    Mark Votruba, PhD, associate professor of economics, poses five questions that should be asked during the Republican primary debate in Cleveland Thursday, August 6.
  • 9-to-5 often replaced by longer workday as workers check email, work at home

    Jenny Hawkins, visiting assistant professor of economics, discussed the shift from 9-to-5 workdays to more flexible schedules for employees. Though many employers have sought to meet employees' demands for such schedules, "Getting flexibility doesn't necessarily mean you increase or you manage your leisure time better," she said.