Economics News Archive

  • Should you raise your employees' pay?

    Scott Shane, PhD, professor of economics, provides guidance on whether small businesses should follow Walmart, McDonald's and Aetna in raising the pay of their hourly workers.
  • Increased business loans signal continued economic growth

    Robin Dubin, PhD, chair of economics, gave insight on reports that loans in the first quarter were up 12 percent over last year.
  • Marc Parnell, first-year economics major, places third in Spartan Challenge

    Sixteen student teams entered the Spartan Challenge, Case Western Reserve University's annual business start-up contest.
  • Roman Sheremeta comments on Putin's rosy picture of the Russian economy

    Sheremeta, assistant professor of economics, told Voice of America that Putin's assessment of an improving economy is at odds with the 17% inflation it recorded last year and the growing effect of sanctions.
  • Personal income up by 3.9% in Ohio, same as for U.S.

    Jenny Hawkins, PhD, visiting assistant professor of economics, analyzes the increase in personal income as it relates to recession recovery in Ohio.
  • Perspectives on what's driving our transitional economy

    Jack Kleinhenz and Susan Helper present their perspectives on the economy in transition and how consumer spending and manufacturing can contribute to continued economic growth at the 41st Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon.
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  • Managing the risks of equity crowdfunding

    Scott Shane, professor of economics, guest blogs at Crowd Rabbit about the risks of equity crowdfunding and strategies for managing them.
  • Small business may be less innovative than you think

    Scott Shane, professor of economics, analyzes innovation in small businesses compared to innovation in larger companies and concludes that small-business innovation might be weaker than observers have argued.
  • Can income redistribution help fight depression?

    Research conducted by David Clingingsmith, PhD, associate professor of economics, finds that increasing the relative tax burden of the rich can boost the well-being of society as a whole.