New Bush-SMU institute hopes to become globally recognized source of economic policy ideas

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 12, 2018 This article was written by Matthew Rooney, managing director and Cullum Clark, director of the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. North Texas has one of the most successful regional economies in the U.S. Over the past three decades, Dallas has grown faster, exported more and added more jobs than nearly any other part of the country. It has attracted people from all over the world to live, work and invest here. But Dallas has not generally been a place where national or international economic policy is made. Until now. The George W. Bush Institute and Southern Methodist University recently launched the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. This partnership is not unique — a number of the most influential and effective policy centers [...]

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Young entrepreneurs overcome inexperience and skeptics

AP Originally Posted: June 7, 2018 SMU Dedman College alumnus Carl Dorvil ’05, ’08, was interviewed for this story. He majored in public policy, economics and psychology. He earned a Professional M.B.A. through the Cox School of Business in 2008. NEW YORK (AP) — The age-old issue came up again recently: A potential client asked Nate Hartmann, “Hey, how old are you?” Since Hartmann founded Yellow Box in 2010 at age 18, he’s encountered skeptics who doubted his company could design websites and create online marketing strategies. Some clients even set out to teach them. “They tried to run us, instead of working with us to achieve their goals,” says Hartmann, whose company is based in Chicago. Not being taken seriously is an obstacle many [...]

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Jet’s football player Kelvin Beachum earned Master’s degree after attaining undergrad early

NBC ProFootball Talk Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 SMU alumnus Kelvin Beachum graduated with undergraduate degrees in economics and sports management. Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum had a wise attitude toward being a college football player: You’re getting your education paid for, so you might as well make the most of it. Beachum said on NFL Network that he redshirted as a freshman at SMU and got his bachelor’s degree having just finished his junior football season, meaning he still had three semesters on campus before he would begin his NFL career. And he decided to make the most of those last three semesters by taking classes so hard that the dean initially felt it wouldn’t be possible to do the coursework with a football player’s [...]

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Bush Institute, SMU launch economic growth initiative

Dallas Business Journal Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 The George W. Bush Institute and Southern Methodist University on Friday joined forces to launch an initiative aimed at advancing policies that promote domestic economic growth and strengthen U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. The Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative will combine the existing Economic Growth Initiative of the Bush Institute with the public policy work of the SMU Department of Economics. The goal is to build the initiative into a globally respected policy voice on the most pressing economic issues, Matthew Rooney, managing director of the Bush Institute, said in an interview Friday with the Dallas Business Journal. “The mission is to give ourselves the ability in one fell swoop to broaden our program reach and broaden our ability [...]

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New partnership amplifies economic research impact

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: May 8, 2018 The George W. Bush Institute and SMU are joining forces to launch the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative on June 1. This effort will combine the existing Economic Growth Initiative of the Bush Institute with the public policy-relevant work of the SMU Department of Economics. The objective is to build the initiative into a globally respected policy voice on the most pressing economic issues of our time. “We have developed a close and successful relationship with SMU since the establishment of the Bush Institute nine years ago, and we are thrilled to partner with SMU on this joint initiative,” said Kenneth Hersh, President and CEO of the Bush Center. “Since its inception, the Bush Institute’s Economic Growth Initiative [...]

By | 2018-05-29T10:19:30+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on New partnership amplifies economic research impact

May Commencement Information

If you are looking for May Commencement information click here. Schedule of events Commencement Speaker Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 103rd Commencement Weekend, May 18 and 19, 2018. The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University's best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students' accomplishments. The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening enables graduating seniors and their guests to worship together. Later, as these seniors march through the Rotunda of Dallas Hall for the tradition known as Rotunda Recessional, they mark the end of their undergraduate years and the beginning of their lifelong association with SMU as alumni. On Saturday [...]

Congratulations to Klaus Desmet and Bonnie Wheeler

SMU Forum Originally Posted: May 4, 2018 Klaus Desmet, Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor in Economics, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has been appointed Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in the International Trade & Investment and Political Economy program. It is a major recognition honoring senior scholars who have made deep impact in their fields, says Economics Chair Santanu Roy: “The NBER is the most prestigious national think tank that brings together researchers in economic policy and empirical economic analysis.” Bonnie Wheeler, Associate Professor of English and Director of Medieval Studies, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, won the 2018 Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies, presented by the Medieval Academy of America. “Professor [...]

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George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative to Launch June 1

SMU News Originally Posted: April 18, 2018 The Bush Institute's Director of Economic Growth, Matthew Rooney, and the Deputy Director, Laura Collins, will be joined in the initiative by Dr. Cullum Clark, Adjunct Professor of Economics at SMU, who will serve as a director. Partnership aims to advance policies that promote domestic economic growth and strengthen our competitiveness in the global economy The George W. Bush Institute and SMU are joining forces to launch the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative on June 1. This effort will combine the existing Economic Growth Initiative of the Bush Institute with the public policy-relevant work of the SMU Department of Economics. The objective is to build the initiative into a globally respected policy voice on the most pressing economic [...]

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SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address

SMU YouTube Originally Posted: April 17, 2018 The SMU Honors Convocation 2018 keynote address was given by Dr. Maria Dixon Hall, senior advisor to the provost, associate professor of Organizational Communications Studies, and adjunct professor of Homiletics, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, with an introduction by SMU President, Dr. R. Gerald Turner. https://youtu.be/_gxbpFpzAUc    

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