Robert D. Tollison, renowned professor of economics at Clemson since 2003, died Oct. 24. He was 73. His obituary lists funeral arrangements and information on memorials. Following is a tribute to Bob Tollison penned by Bobby McCormick, dean, College of Business. Robert D. Tollison’s life began and ended in Upstate South Carolina. After attending Spartanburg […]
Deregulation would unleash efficiencies and enhance U.S. spending and productivity growth, according to Robert Crandall, senior fellow, Brookings Institution, who will deliver the Tullock Lecture at Clemson University on Oct. 31. Crandall, a renowned author and expert on the economics of government regulation, will speak from 4-5:30 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium of Tillman Hall. The […]
Though there are fewer roles for older female than for older male motion picture actors, it’s unlikely discrimination is the simple explanation behind this phenomenon, according to research conducted by two Clemson University business professors.
Mathilde Demey made quick work of her time as an undergraduate, finishing in three years with two degrees in economics. And, she was taught in two languages across two hemispheres. Mathilde earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium this summer, and she’ll collect a similar degree from Clemson […]
Like many of their American counterparts, Russian citizens also hide their earnings to avoid the tax man, according to research conducted by a Clemson University economist. That research recently received national recognition by a Russian consortium of highly regarded public policy and economics organizations.
Meredith Ellis has proactively positioned herself for success during her first two years at Clemson University. And in the process, the Charlotte, N.C., honors student is making certain doors remain open for whatever career path she chooses. An economics major and mathematics and French minor, Meredith not only excels in the classroom but has exposed […]
Clemson University has tapped a highly regarded economics faculty member as interim chair of the John E. Walker Department of Economics. Scott Baier, director of the BB&T Center for Education and Policy Studies at Clemson, will begin his new role July 1.
Clemson University’s Bruce Yandle, acclaimed economist in academic and political arenas, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Clemson’s 3-Minute Thesis competition and Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS) were held last week as part of Research and Innovation Month. More than 25 graduate students were recognized with cash prizes for their top-ranking presentations. Photos are online. The annual 3-Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students to deliver compelling presentations on their thesis and […]
Not all who join the “sharing economy” find riches, but those who do are discovering a very lucrative business model that enables millions of people to rent their underused goods. While many sharing-economy models, such as Uber and Airbnb, are thriving, there are just as many that have failed to make money. Transaction costs and […]
Clemson’s John E. Walker Department of Economics ranks 8th among U.S. southern universities in faculty research productivity, according to a forthcoming journal article. The Department of Economics at Clemson moved up 10 places, from 18th, among nearly 90 schools in the South that are ranked on the basis of research contributions. The study was written […]
Peter Huber, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and prominent Washington, D.C. attorney, will speak at Clemson University on April 12, 5-6:30 p.m., in 100 Hardin Hall as part of the Clemson Information Economy Project. An author of several books, Huber will speak on his latest title, “The Cure in the Code: […]
A double religious studies and economics major, Alexander Batson crosses divisions between disciplines to make the contradictory complementary. And, a couple times per month, he takes overnight “striping trips” to paint lines on out-of-town parking lots.
Clemson University’s business school and economics department will host Richard Sylla, a renowned financial economist and historian, as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, Feb. 10-12. The visit will be highlighted by Sylla’s Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, “Alexander Hamilton: A Reconsideration,” on Feb. 11, at 5 p.m., in 382 Sirrine Hall. The lecture is open […]
A robust employment environment and continued growth in the manufacturing, health, leisure and hospitality sectors have a Clemson University economics professor optimistic about the 2016 economic outlook for the Upstate and South Carolina as a whole.