Wildlife Crime Threatens Species and Fuels Transnational Crime

The Catalyst Originally Posted: June 6, 2019 An Essay by the Bush Institute's J.H. Cullum Clark and Natalie Gonnella-Platts The large-scale worldwide illegal wildlife industry has a staggering impact on Earth’s wildlife. Sustainable solutions to defeat wildlife crime do exist and can succeed in reducing poaching and reviving animal populations. READ MORE

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Ravi Batra, Economics, Do tarriffs cause prices to go up? not necessarily

Maritime - Executive Originally Posted: May 28, 2019 BY RAVI BATRA: Ravi Batra is a professor of international economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He is the author of The Myth of Free Trade. His latest book is End Unemployment Now: How to Eliminate Joblessness, Debt, and Poverty Despite Congress. President Trump recently raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports and threatened to impose import duties on all Chinese goods coming into the United States.  Will American prices rise substantially as a result? This is a loaded question, because contrary to popular belief, tariffs don’t always raise prices. One alarming study from The Trade Partnership, a think tank, estimates that an average American family of four may have to pay an extra $767. [...]

By | 2019-06-04T09:22:28-07:00 June 3rd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Ravi Batra, Economics, Do tarriffs cause prices to go up? not necessarily

Why artificial intelligence’s evolution could have outsize impact on D-FW jobs

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: May 11, 2019 Today's computing power and technological advancements originally spooked technologists and futurists, who preached doom and gloom for the future of the American workforce. The Brookings Institution, in a recent report, paints a more nuanced picture of the stresses artificial intelligence will place on society, and it identifies Dallas-Fort Worth as one of the metro areas with a moderately high risk of overall disruption. Dallas' J.H. Cullum Clark strongly disagrees that artificial intelligence is guaranteed to negatively impact the economy. With a history degree from Yale and a Ph.D. in economics, Clark leads the George W. Bush Institute's work on domestic economic policy. READ MORE

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SMU economist wins best paper prize in the Journal of Political Economy

Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 6, 2019 SMU Department of Economics professor, Klaus Desmet's paper analyzes how immigration restrictions affect where people live today, and more importantly, how they shape the global economy of the future. READ MORE

By | 2019-05-05T18:34:45-07:00 May 6th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU economist wins best paper prize in the Journal of Political Economy

Ph.D. Alumna Elizabeth Wheaton publishes a textbook and receives a teaching prize

Economics at Temple Originally Posted: April 29, 2019 Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Wheaton, 2006 Ph.D. alumna, currently CEO at Equip the Saints and Economics Senior Lecturer at Southern Methodist University, celebrated two important achievements in this academic year. She had her book Economics of Human Rights published in the Fall and this April she was one of the two recipients of the 2019 SMU ALEC PAT “Pretty Amazing Teacher” Award, which honors professors who encourage their students to get the tutoring and academic training they need, challenges students to become better learners, and works in partnership with the SMU ALEC (Althshuler Learning Enhancement Center). We reached out to her about her textbook and she answered our questions as follows. Q. What is the reason behind creating this book? [...]

By | 2019-05-05T18:30:04-07:00 May 2nd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Ph.D. Alumna Elizabeth Wheaton publishes a textbook and receives a teaching prize

Where growth is concerned, is population destiny?

The Economist Originally Posted: April 17, 2019 For centuries prior to the Industrial Revolution, Asia’s massively populous societies made the continent the world’s centre of economic gravity. Industrialisation in Europe and North America in the 19th century briefly knocked it from its perch. But now their collective economic might, measured in real output on a purchasing-power-parity basis, is forecast to account for more than half of global production by 2020. Was the West’s period of dominance an anomaly, which could only ever have been short-lived? Is population destiny? It stands to reason that countries with larger populations might enjoy long-run economic advantages. People are the raw material of economic growth, after all. The more there are, the greater the likelihood that one becomes a Gutenberg [...]

By | 2019-04-23T10:44:56-07:00 April 24th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Where growth is concerned, is population destiny?

Watch: James Lake Speaks to NBC on Economic Impact of Possible Border Shutdown

NBC 5 Originally Posted: April 2, 2019 WATCH: SMU Associate Professor of Economics James Lake talks with NBC 5 about the possible economic impacts of a possible US/Mexico border shutdown. (Credit: NBC 5 Staff)   https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Economic-Impact-of-Possible-Border-Shutdown_Dallas-Fort-Worth-508017132.html  

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Direction of Dallas and Urban Growth

New Geography Originally Posted: Feb. 23, 2019 Should the direction of Dallas urban growth continue to grow north? Does inserting low-income housing in North Dallas create an inclusive urban growth direction for Dallas? Does the direction of Dallas and its current goal of moving low-income wage earners closer to higher wage jobs in North Dallas increase or decrease wealth for low-income families? The SMU/George W. Bush Institute Conference, Policies to Promote Inclusive Urban Growth, was a meaningful conference on the direction of Dallas and cities and gave clues to all these questions. The information and insights provided built on and went beyond the New Cities Conference held a few years ago in Dallas, the Festival of Ideas Conference in Dallas, and the 2.0 Cities section [...]

By | 2019-02-27T11:20:50-07:00 February 27th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Direction of Dallas and Urban Growth

Urban Revitalization Is Not “One Size Fits All”

Forbes Originally Posted: Feb. 5, 2019 Adopting a one-size-fits-all approach to problem solving is almost never a good policy. What works well in one context could be precisely the wrong thing to do in another. Use an axe to cut down a massive tree; use a scalpel to conduct a delicate surgery. Switching one for the other produces dramatically different results. When it comes to cities and revitalization, this absolutely rings true. I was fortunate to be a part of a fantastic symposium last week, called Policies to Promote Inclusive Urban Growth. It was held in Dallas at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University, and the event also served as the public release of a report which I worked on, Beyond Gentrification: [...]

By | 2019-02-07T08:04:18-07:00 February 7th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Urban Revitalization Is Not “One Size Fits All”
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