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

By | 2017-09-28T17:52:42+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Watch: SMU Economics Center Director on NBC DFW RE: GOP tax plan

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-02T19:01:42+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Cullum Clark, director of SMU Economics Center, lends expertise to Dallas Morning News

Event: October 26- Cities, Suburbs, and the New America

RSVP The SMU-Cox Folsom Institute for Real Estate The SMU Economics Center & The Center for Opportunity Urbanism invite you to a lively discussion on: Cities, Suburbs, and the New America Minorities, Immigrants, and Millennials in America’s Favorite Geography Featuring presentations and expert panels with former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, author Joel Kotkin, and MIT Professor Alan Berger RSVP Featured Speakers: Secretary Henry Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas, in 1981. He was subsequently elected to four terms. He served as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton. Joel Kotkin, a leading author on American cities as well as on national demographic, social, and political trends, has been described [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:59:51+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Event: October 26- Cities, Suburbs, and the New America

Watch: Cullum Clark, Director of the new SMU Economics Center, weighs in on lessons learned from Katrina & Harvey

Fox 4 Originally Posted: August 29, 2017 While it’s unclear how many evacuees are expected in North Texas, there is some idea of what will unfold during the next several months. With the Dallas mega shelter at the convention center expected to quickly fill up once more evacuees arrive, officials are frantically looking for other places to open shelters that can hold thousands of people. There are many lessons learned from what happened in Texas 12 years ago when HurricaneKatrina brought hundreds of thousands from New Orleans to Texas. “We helped 28,000 people with shelter in Katrina,” explained Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “We may help a significantly higher number now.” Dr. Cullum Clark is the director of SMU’s economic research center. He believes Dallas could see more than 100,000 evacuees. He [...]

By | 2017-08-30T07:02:49+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Watch: Cullum Clark, Director of the new SMU Economics Center, weighs in on lessons learned from Katrina & Harvey

SMU Dedman College alumnus up for 2017 Most Valuable Philanthropist in Sports

All Stars of Giving Originally Posted: June 1, 2017 The New York Jets' (& SMU #DedmanCollege's) Kelvin Beachum Jr. is up for Most Valuable Philanthropist 2017. Help a #Mustang out! Vote through July 1. https://asu.givkwik.com/public?champion=KelvinBeachum Kelvin Beachum supporting... Beachum Charitable Fund Kelvin Beachum is committed to helping young people, especially minority and disadvantaged youth, develop the habits and skills for success. He has a special focus on encouraging minority youth to engage STEM-centric disciplines and STEM careers, especially in robotics, computer programming, automotive, and aviation. In addition to his commitments with the NFL, Beachum is known for his dedication to ending hunger by working directly with hunger advocacy groups like Bread for the World and World Vision, and supporting community food banks across America. He [...]

By | 2017-06-12T08:23:27+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics|Comments Off on SMU Dedman College alumnus up for 2017 Most Valuable Philanthropist in Sports

Inspired by refugee parents, SMU grad unites three degrees with community outreach to empower others

SMU News Originally Posted: May 31, 2017 DALLAS (SMU) – As a newly minted SMU graduate with three degrees, Kovan Barzani not only has exceeded his Kurdish-American parents’ expectations, but also reinforced their decision to flee Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime for “peace and peace of mind” in the U.S. While weighing three college scholarships during his last year at Liberty High School in Frisco, Kovan recalls his mother’s singular request, delivered with a smile: “Be sure to get at least two degrees – one for you and one for me.” As it happens, Kovan chose SMU precisely because it could offer not two but the three degrees he sought – in economics, public policy and management – while helping him cultivate the three virtues most valued by his family: [...]

By | 2017-06-09T07:55:57+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Inspired by refugee parents, SMU grad unites three degrees with community outreach to empower others

SMU alumnus Kelvin Beachum connects STEM and football

University Herald Originally Posted: May 30, 2017 New York Jets tackle Kelvin Beachum is aware that not everyone can become a pro football player but anyone can pursue a flourishing career in STEM. This is his mission as he goes around schools to encourage kids as they meet him. Like all other NFL stars, Beachum knows the importance of engaging fans in order to make a connection with them. However, he wants to go beyond the superficial and make a difference in the lives of millions of his fans, especially the students. So when Beachum was not training or playing, people can find him in schools and in classrooms helping students develop a passion for engineering, robotics, coding, and other STEM-related disciplines and activities. READ MORE

By | 2017-05-31T10:59:43+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics|Comments Off on SMU alumnus Kelvin Beachum connects STEM and football

Elira Kuka, economics, appointed to prestigious national research organization

SMU Research Originally Posted: May 10, 2017 SMU economics professor wins prestigious appointment to nation’s premier organization for impartial economic research, the National Bureau of Economic Research. The National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation’s leading nonprofit economic research organization, has appointed SMU Assistant Professor Elira Kuka a faculty research fellow. Kuka is in the SMU Department of Economics. She will be a fellow in the NBER’s research program on children, a key policy area. NBER, founded in 1920, is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers and business professionals. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is the most prestigious and active research organization in economic policy and empirical analysis in [...]

By | 2017-05-22T08:36:38+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Elira Kuka, economics, appointed to prestigious national research organization

Dedman College economics experts quoted in Forbes. Move Over, San Francisco: Dallas Tops Our List Of The Best Cities For Jobs 2017

Forbes Originally Posted: May 15, 2017 Dallas is called the Big D for a reason. Bigger, better, best: that’s the Dallas mindset. From the gigantic Cowboys stadium in Arlington to the burgeoning northern suburbs to the posh Arts District downtown, Dallasites are reinventing their metropolis almost daily. The proposed urban park along the Trinity River, my Dallas friends remind me, will be 11 times bigger than New York’s Central Park. Here’s something else for them to boast about: the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan area ranks first this year on our list of the Best Cities For Jobs. It’s a region that in many ways is the polar opposite of the San Francisco and San Jose metropolitan areas, which have dominated our ranking for the last few years. (They still [...]

By | 2017-05-17T14:23:41+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News, Graduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College economics experts quoted in Forbes. Move Over, San Francisco: Dallas Tops Our List Of The Best Cities For Jobs 2017
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