Cities, Suburbs, and the New America event features high profile speakers

SMU Video Originally Posted: November 15, 2017 SMU-Cox Folsom Institute for Real Estate, the SMU Economics Center, and the Center for Opportunity Urbanism presented a lively discussion on Cities, Suburbs, and the New America, and Minorities, Immigrants, and Millennials in America’s Favorite Geography. The event featured presentations from former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, author Joel Kotkin, and MIT Professor Alan Berger. WATCH https://youtu.be/F8Jdp0zfjes  

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WATCH: Community change agent

SMU News Originally Posted: December 12, 2017 As the son of refugees, Kovan Barzani ’17 wanted to make the most of his college experience. Before he graduated from SMU, he triple majored, managed a Texas House campaign, started a program to teach refugees job skills and turned a finance internship into a full-time job. WATCH https://youtu.be/LDeci0nhrx8  

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SMU economist wins $50,000 “budding genius” prize with highly cited corruption research

SMU Research Originally Posted: December 13, 2017 Guilt and shame play a role in reducing bribery, according to research by economist Danila Serra, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. As an economist who has studied bribery behavior extensively, Serra has discovered that bribery declines if potentially corrupt agents are made aware of the negative effects of corruption, and when victims can share specific information about bribe demands through online reporting systems. An assistant professor in the SMU Department of Economics, Serra’s research methodology is unique — relying on lab experiments in which players gain and lose real money. Her work is frequently cited by other researchers studying the field of bribery. In November the directors and officers of the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics honored Serra as the inaugural recipient of the $50,000 [...]

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Cullum Clark, Economics, charities hold breath as lawmakers work on tax reform

Fox 4 Originally Posted: December 7, 2017 Charities are holding their breath as lawmakers hammer out details of a massive overhaul to the taxcode Some organizations are fearful the changes could equal a drop in charitable giving. “The last couple of weeks of the year our donations go way up,” said Jonathan Rich, Salvation Army. “In fact the last quarter of each calendar year we see more donations, about 50 percent of our donations come in the last quarter alone.” The most visible fundraiser is the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, but they are also reliant on major gifts. “When someone like you or me decides to give a thousand dollars to a charity, that’s a major gift and we get to write it off [...]

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How Would a Tax Code Overhaul Impact North Texas Charities?

NBC 5 Originally Posted: November 27, 2017 After Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, part of a national call to encourage people to give to their favorite charities during the Christmas season. At the same time, Congress is back to work trying to overhaul the U.S. Tax Code before the end of the year, and some wonder if the current plan could cost charities. Under a plan presented by House Republicans, charitable giving is still tax deductible, but fewer people may end up using the deduction. In an effort to simplify the tax code, the standard deduction would nearly double so that fewer people would need to itemize deductions and would instead just take a standard deduction. But if there is less of a need to [...]

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Congratulations to Dedman College Economics Professor Danila Serra, recipient of the Journal of the European Economic Association “Excellence in Refereeing Award”

Congrats to Department of Economics Professor, Danila Serra. She is a recipient of the Journal of the European Economic Association “Excellence in Refereeing Award.” The Award recognizes the outstanding work of those referees whose service and dedication have contributed to the high quality and prestige of the Journal of the European Economic Association. https://www.eeassoc.org/doc/upload/JEEA_Excellence_in_Refereeing_201720171104220726.pdf  

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says North Texas cities must work together to win ‘job wars’

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: October 26, 2017 Dallas is the nation's ninth-largest city, but in the eyes of Mayor Mike Rawlings, it's simply a neighborhood that's part of a larger "city-state" known as the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And that entire area, he said Thursday, will have to work together as a region to compete in "job wars" to help bring even more diversity and economic growth to the region. "I see myself as a citizen of D-FW, and a mayor of a great neighborhood called Dallas," Rawlings said. "I think we are in a good place in that upcoming job wars that we're going to have." Rawlings made his remarks at a symposium on the campus of Southern Methodist University to address trends in migration to [...]

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Watch: SMU Economics Center Director on NBC DFW RE: GOP tax plan

NBC 5 Originally Posted: September 28, 2017 Republicans in Congress are now turning their attention to overhauling the tax code. There are three key points of the tax reform proposal you should know for how they could affect your earnings. WATCH

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Cullum Clark, director of SMU Economics Center, lends expertise to Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: September 2, 2017 After Harvey's destruction, will a new and different Houston emerge? In the end, Hurricane Harvey’s most powerful weapon was the rain. For five days, the storm hovered over Houston and southeast Texas, dumping more than 50 inches of water in the state’s most populated region. Inch by accumulated inch, more than 20 trillion gallons of water pooled in southeast Texas, swamping hundreds of thousands of homes, cutting off roads, displacing more than 30,000 people and spurring more than 13,000 rescues. The death toll, which stood at 43 Saturday morning, could have been much higher, as many had feared. But Harvey’s long-term legacy might not be the deaths caused or even the destruction created but its economic, social [...]

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