Stories tagged with "Economics"

  • Photo of Harold P. Hughes

    Clemson Young Alumni Council presents Harold P. Hughes of Austin with the 2019 Roaring10 young alumni award

    October 17, 2019

    The Clemson Young Alumni Council has recognized Harold P. Hughes of Austin with the Roaring10 award. Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council names 10 alumni to its “Roaring10,” recognizing outstanding young alumni for their influence in business, leadership, community, education and philanthropic endeavors.

  • People checking out Remnant Trust collection of old books

    Economics Department hosting Remnant Trust collection of rare books

    September 16, 2019

    The John E. Walker Department of Economics is making available a world-class collection of first and early editions of manuscripts and books dealing with topics of individual dignity and liberty in their original form. These books and manuscripts date from the 1400s through the 1800s.  Attendees will be able to see and hold these antiquarian […]

  • New faculty joining the College of Business in 2019

    Twenty-two new faculty welcomed into College of Business fold

    August 20, 2019

    The College of Business has added to its strong complement of educators for the 2019-20 academic year by welcoming 22 new faculty poised to enrich the minds of Clemson University’s next generation of business leaders. Among the faculty additions are two new department chairs. Craig Wallace most recently led the University of Denver’s management department. […]

  • Patrick Warren, Darren Linvill in Social Media Listening Center

    National security agencies tap Clemson professors’ Russian trolling research

    July 16, 2019

    Research by two Clemson University professors on Russian social media trolling has drawn the interest of U.S. agencies charged with protecting the country’s national security. Patrick Warren, associate professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics and Darren Linvill, associate professor in the department of communication, have shared their extensive research on Russian social media disinformation campaigns with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, the Department of Homeland Security, other federal law enforcement agencies and more recently, U.S. Army Cyber Command.

  • Andrew Hanssen, Robert Fleck researched the rule of law and democracies

    Researchers study when prosperity does, doesn’t require rule of law

    July 2, 2019

    The “rule of law” is characterized by transparent and stable laws that are applied equally to all citizens.  The rule of law thereby limits government discretion, thus inspiring the investment and innovation that produces economic growth. It is well-recognized that all of today’s most successful democracies are based on a rule of law.  Two Clemson […]

  • Students participate in Hayek Center's HERO program

    Hayek Center’s HERO program links business and international aid

    May 28, 2019

    Viewing a charitable project through a business lens can be the difference between success and failure. “Often with community service and other charitable efforts, we abandon our business principles and think good intentions are enough to produce good results. They are not,” said Reed Watson, director of the Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity. […]

  • An illustrated graphic shows a man in a construction hat digging, a woman looking a stream, puzzle pieces, mountains and a woman teaching. It's meant to illustrate the idea of how big data is used in numerous ways.

    Have big questions? We have big data.

    April 17, 2019

    High-performance research computing at Clemson is discovering answers to complex issues we didn’t even know existed a decade ago. The workhorse behind much of that problem-solving is one of the planet’s largest supercomputers: the Palmetto Cluster — at home in Clemson and at work in the world.

  • Blonde female student stands in front of a glass wall, posing for a photo.

    Economics, football recruiting a good match for Ashleigh Gwarjanski

    February 27, 2019

    One of the most basic concepts of economics involves supply and demand. But there’s far more to the social science than the availability of a commodity, product or service and what consumers are willing to pay for them. Just ask Ashleigh Gwarjanski, a senior economics major who says understanding the principles of economics has been […]

  • Mason Hammond, a senior, in front of the Cooper Library fountains in February 2019.

    Student Affairs Talk: Mason Hammond

    February 13, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Mason Hammond, a senior economics major from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. — Mason Hammond is the […]

  • Jhacova Williams is an economic historian

    Clemson study links lynchings to black Americans’ low voter registration

    February 7, 2019

    Atrocities committed against black Americans generations ago are having an impact today on their descendants’ decision to cast ballots in elections, according to research conducted by a Clemson University economic historian.

  • 2019 Sobczyk Lecture on Feb. 15 features renowned expert on mortality

    February 4, 2019

    CLEMSON – The Clemson University Sobczyk Lecture Series will present renowned physicist Peter Richmond at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 in Kinard 101. Richmond’s lecture is titled “Unraveling Mortality.” The annual lecture series is named after the late Andrew Sobczyk, a well-known professor and researcher in the fields of mathematics and mathematical physics. It is […]

  • Patrick Warren leans against a column, posing for a photo.

    Meet a Tiger: Patrick Warren

    January 22, 2019

    Through multidisciplinary research, this Tiger sought to understand the role of Russian propaganda in political discourse. Most recently, he made national headlines when he and his colleague, Darren Linvill, shed light on Russian propaganda campaigns carried through social media.

  • Jeremy Losak researched daily fantasy sports compeititions

    Study says skill, strategies exist in daily fantasy sports games

    December 6, 2018

    It’s a safe bet to say Jeremy Losak is an avid pro football fan who enjoys picking winners on any given Sunday. But if you ask the third-year Clemson University Ph.D. student in the John E. Walker Department of Economics if his, and millions of others’ interests, in daily fantasy sports competitions constitute gambling, odds […]

  • Marian Tupy speaking at Hayek Center event

    The Hayek Center hosts Cato Institute’s Marian Tupy on Nov. 14

    November 7, 2018

    Marian L. Tupy, senior policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, will speak at Clemson University on Nov. 14 as a guest of The Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity. Tupy’s lecture, “Our Miraculous Flourishing: Why Pessimism Persists in the Face of Prosperity,” will be delivered at 5:30 p.m., […]

  • Bodenhorn, Creative Inquiry, Jonathan Hughes Award, Economics

    Award recipient Howard Bodenhorn has history — and students — on his side

    October 4, 2018

    Howard Bodenhorn had the voice of his students behind him in receiving a coveted professional award — and the rest is history. An economic historian, Bodenhorn is the 2018 recipient of the Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. It is presented in alternating years to graduate and undergraduate educators by the Economic […]