John Tamny, noted political economist and editor of RealClearMarkets, will be the inaugural guest speaker for Clemson University’s newly formed Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity. Tamny will speak at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Room 100 of Brackett Hall, followed by a Q&A. Admission is free and open to the public, but […]
The College of Business is welcoming 23 new faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year with research and teaching backgrounds highly-qualified to enrich the minds of tomorrow’s business leaders. “The start of a new academic year brings with it the excitement of new relationships and many new faces with a thirst for learning how to […]
Most people look forward to retirement, and for good reason, according to a pair of researchers in Clemson University’s College of Business. Research by Devon and Aspen Gorry, assistant professors of economics in the John E. Walker Department of Economics, found strong evidence that retirees experience immediate and long-lasting happiness when their working years come […]
Darren Linvill has earned an unusual moniker over the last eight months. He’s spent so much time studying the habits of those that would abuse Twitter to subvert political discourse, his colleagues in Clemson’s communication department now call him “the troll whisperer.” Linvill and College of Business faculty member Patrick Warren have spent months studying […]
Many factors have led to the decline in U.S. fertility rates over the last 200 years, but education and its influence on lifestyles is among today’s leading contributors, according to Clemson University economics professors in the College of Business. In their research, “Secular Fertility Declines, Baby Booms and Economic Growth: International Evidence,” Robert Tamura and […]
Physicians’ claims that defensive medicine resulting from their fear of being sued is driving up health-care spending, is unfounded, according to study conducted by a researcher in Clemson University’s College of Business. Scott Barkowski, assistant professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics, examined 16 years of medical spending in the U.S. to determine […]
When economics major Brian Trainer passed through metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs on his first day as an intern on the White House campus, he realized he was about to become part of something much bigger than himself. The Moorestown, N.J., rising senior recently wrapped up a spring semester internship with the president’s Council of […]
Clemson University’s College of Business has added a new dimension to its research and education with the addition of The Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity, according to the research center’s new leader. “Through a combination of scholarly research, graduate fellowships and undergraduate education, the center will explore when and under what conditions business advances human well-being. Understanding the ‘why’ of business will give our graduates a sense of purpose in knowing their professional lives matter,” Reed Watson said.
Three Clemson students have received prestigious academic awards this year: the Fulbright Scholarship, the Boren Fellowship and the Boren Scholarship. These programs will give Sloan Nietert, Irene Cheng and Justin Giles the opportunity to study and live abroad and expand their academic excellence.
College of Business economics major Zachary Pate has been named to the 2018 class of Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows. Sixteen rising college juniors are selected annually to participate in a six-week, fully funded institute that focuses on leadership at Mount Vernon, Va., home of America’s first president. “I think the experience will really help me […]
History shows the repeal of net neutrality — the FCC rule requiring internet providers to give equal access to content, regardless of the source — may benefit consumers in the end, said Clemson University economics professor Thomas Hazlett, who is a former chief economist for the FCC.
Economist and long-time advocate for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system, Dorothy Robyn, will speak at Clemson University on Feb. 27. Robyn is a senior fellow at Boston University, a contributor to the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institutions, and held top policy positions in the Clinton and Obama administrations. She will deliver her […]
A higher minimum wage and earned income tax credits (EITCs) can mean the difference between a return to prison for recently released convicts or making a living outside of crime, according to research by a Clemson University economics professor.
Banner Brock had extra incentive to do well in a recent case competition aimed at selling footwear that has the potential to eradicate foot-borne diseases globally. The sophomore economics major has witnessed first-hand the devastating effects that foot diseases have on shoeless children in Africa during mission trips he made to the continent. So, when […]
Ideas have enriched the world, enabling progress and disrupting history, according to economist and historian Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, who will speak at Clemson University on Monday, Oct. 30, as part of the John E. Walker Department of Economics Tullock Lecture series. A distinguished professor of economics and history, emeritus, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, […]