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Why are Californians moving to Texas and how that might change the state

Dallas Morning News: The Bush Institute’s Cullum Clark shares what he’s learned about California-to-Texas migration. “Don’t California my Texas” is a common refrain of Texans who don’t want an influx of Californians to influence the traditional Republican values of the state. The California-to-Texas migration trend is hard to ignore, especially after the pandemic led to […]

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Dedman College Announces 2022 Outstanding Professor, Perrine Prize, and Faculty Service Award Winners

Congratulations to the following who received this year’s prestigious awards. Outstanding Dedman Family Professor: Daniel Millimet Caren Protho Faculty Service Award: Bonnie Wheeler Perrine Prize: Timothy Rosendale  

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The gender gap: Nature or nurture? It’s complicated, says a large Facebook study ​

SMU News It’s an age-old question – are the differences between what men and women like decided by nature or nurture? A new study from SMU (Southern Methodist University) and UC3M(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) in Spain produced some surprising results: the gap separating the interests of men and women on some topics is larger […]

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Listen: The gender gap: Nature or nurture?

VOX Klaus Desmet interviewed by Tim Phillips Are the differences between what men and women like decided at birth, or do we learn to prefer different things? Klaus Desmet tells Tim Phillips about new research that investigates global patterns in 45,397 Facebook interests. Read more and download the free DP behind this podcast: Cuevas Rumin, […]

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Why Is Everyone Moving to Dallas?

Dallas Observer If you’re getting that crowded feeling right now, it’s not your imagination. It’s economics. A 2021 article published in the magazine City Journal says Dallas has the fourth highest growth rate of inbound migration. The city’s growth rate is also well above the national average with a population surge that’s “almost three times faster than […]

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Nobel Prize Panel, Jan. 26

SMU Faculty Club Originally Posted: December 7. 2021 Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: EY Gallery, Fincher Building, Dallas, TX 75205 Looking for a quick and painless way to understand this year’s Nobel Prizes? We’ve asked for SMU professors to give us 10-minute lessons on the new laureates – […]

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Research Roundup

Collaborative outreach and interdisciplinary research Research on earthquakes in Haiti. Drs. Hornbach, Magnani and Hayward (Earth Sciences) have deployed off-shore of Haiti to collect high-resolution seismic reflection data on the fault linked to the recent Haiti earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The work is joint with colleagues at Scripps and other institutions and is funded […]

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Dallas-Fort Worth is becoming the capitol of America’s heartland

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: September 19, 2021 By: Joel Kotkin and Cullum Clark, director of the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and an economics professor at Southern Methodist University. This column is an adaptation of an article in City Journal. Located on the Southern Plains, far from America’s coasts and great river systems, the […]

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Department of Economics PH.D info session for undergraduate students

SMU Department of Economics Event: September 27 Time: 7:30-9PM Location: Zoom Dr. James Lake, the Director of Doctoral Programs & Professor of Economics at SMU will be hosting an Economics Ph.D. Info session virtually on Monday, September 27 from 7:30-9PM. Please see the flyer below for more information. All majors are welcome to attend.

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2020 and 2021 Faculty Career Achievement Award Celebration

SMU News Originally Posted: September 12, 2021 This week, President Turner and Provost Loboa welcomed community members and distinguished guests to a ceremony honoring Dr. Caroline Brettell, University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, and Dr. Tom Fomby, Professor of Economics as the 2020 and 2021 recipients of SMU’s Faculty Career Achievement Award.  The Faculty Career Achievement […]