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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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Texas Economic Theory Camp 2014

The third Texas Economic Theory Camp will be held at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, on November 1 and 2, 2014. The purpose of the camp is to foster greater interaction among researchers working in pure and applied economic theory in … Continue reading

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2014 Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference

Event: November 7-8, 2014 The Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference is an annual gathering of empirical microeconomists from the (great) state of Texas. The primary goal of the camp is to bring together empirical economists of the host institutions and their … Continue reading

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Santanu Roy awarded Dedman Family Distinguished Professorship

  This year Professor Santanu Roy was named the 2014 Dedman Family Distinguished Professor in recognition of his research achievements and service to the university. Congratulations, Dr. Roy!  

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Santanu Roy receives Distinguished University Citizen Award

Professor Santanu Roy was awarded the Thomas W. Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award.    

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