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, […]
Three educators in Clemson University’s College of Business have been awarded the distinction of being named Trevillian Distinguished Professors, Dean Bobby McCormick announced recently. “The Trevillian professorship is the highest honor the dean’s office can bestow on faculty,” McCormick said. “This level of recognition represents the best our college has to offer and is conferred […]
Clemson University’s John E. Walker Department of Economics and the Information Economy Project will present a night with John Bloom, award-winning investigative reporter, author and film critic, on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Bloom will discuss his book, “Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story,” at 5 p.m., at Greenville ONE, followed by a Q&A and reception. The event […]
Higher education’s ability to develop students’ critical thinking skills may be under scrutiny by some, but students surveyed by a Clemson University business professor say their problem-solving abilities have been improved through team-based learning methods. Molly Espey, professor of economics in Clemson’s College of Business, surveyed more than 650 students over the course of six […]
The John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University has an endowed chair, thanks to the generosity of friends of the late Hugh Macaulay, an esteemed professor in economics at Clemson from 1949 to 1983. The endowed chair in the College of Business is named after Dr. Hugh Macaulay, whose career at Clemson spanned […]
As a former chief economist for the Federal Communications Commission, Thomas Hazlett witnessed the good, bad and ugly of the agency that regulates our nation’s airwaves.