Category Archives: Economics

Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, key speaker at the 18th Honors Convocation

Outstanding achievement honored at SMU’s 2014-15 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation. Dedman College faculty, staff and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2015 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 13. > Read … Continue reading

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Cross-Disciplinary Team of Dedman College and Cox Students Competes April 16-18 at Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition

Congratulations to Edward Allegra! His startup team, BioLum Sciences has been accepted to compete in the world famous Rice Business Plan Competition this weekend, April 16-18. The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2015 Research Day Award Winners

Congratulations to all the Dedman College students who received 2015 Research Day awards. The goal of Research Day  is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, and … Continue reading

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Students honor Dedman College professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators, 26 Dedman College professors, at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who … Continue reading

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Four student projects win recognition (and $5,000) in SMU’s 2015 Big iDeas Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to Hunter Rice, Edward Allegra and Rax Friman on their winning projects. These Dedman College students were part of four student teams that competed in SMU’s Big iDeas Business Plan Competition. More on the competition and the projects below: Four student teams … Continue reading

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Santanu Roy, Economics, Why Firms Prefer Not to Disclose the Quality of their Products – and How Regulators Might Respond

Royal Economic Society Media Briefing Feb. 2015 Rather than explicitly revealing information about the quality of their products and services, many firms prefer to signal quality through the prices they charge, typically working on the assumption that a high price … Continue reading

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Santanu Roy, Chair, Economics, appointed University Distinguished Professor

Paul Ludden, SMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announced the appointment of three new University Distinguished Professors. Congratulations to the following: Professor Randall Griffin, Art History, Meadows School of the Arts Professor Suku Nair, Chair, Computer Science and Engineering, Lyle School … Continue reading

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Bernard Weinstein, Economics, Declining Oil Prices Won’t Slow Drilling

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Posted Oct. 21, 2014 WHEELING – Two geology professors do not expect to see a slowdown in Marcellus and Utica shale drilling just because the price of oil dropped from a recent high of $107 … Continue reading

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Economics Professor Klaus Desmet Featured in The Economist’s “Free Exchange” Column

The Economist: Goldilocks nationalism The size and homogeneity of a country’s population has a big bearing on its economic policies The Economist’s “Free Exchange” column covered the research of SMU economist Klaus Desmet as part of a larger examination of … Continue reading

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Ömer Özak, Economics, can a nation’s soil explain its economic fortunes?

The Atlantic ..Two economics researchers, Brown’s Oded Galor and Southern Methodist University’s Ömer Özak, recently published an ambitious paper reminiscent of Diamond’s work. Like Diamond, they make an argument that is so simple and intuitive that it at first glance … Continue reading

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