Mar. 16, 2018—More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the March 13 transit forum presented by Vanderbilt at the Student Life Center. The final forum is set for April 10.
Mar. 2, 2018—Alan Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and current vice president of the American Economic Association, will discuss "Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music” on Monday, March 26.
Mar. 1, 2018—Phillip McGloin, a College of Arts and Science senior from Washington, D.C., has been named to the 2018-19 class of Luce Scholars. McGloin will gain new perspectives through immersive living and working experiences in Asia during the next year.
Mar. 1, 2018—New research by Vanderbilt economist Joni Hersch finds there are not strong enough incentives to push companies to eliminate or mitigate the risk of workplace sexual harassment.
Feb. 26, 2018—The second installment of the spring transit forum series, held Feb. 23, featured four Vanderbilt professors sharing findings that brought further context to Nashville's proposed transit plan.
Jan. 8, 2018—Kamal Saggi has been appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Science. His term began Jan. 1 and will continue through June 30, 2018, while the search for the next dean is underway.
Dec. 6, 2017—Sasha Pines, a senior majoring in economics, believes combining solid business strategy with a sense of empathy can change lives.
Nov. 10, 2017—The new TIPs-supported Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab is just five months old and has already launched an Internal Seminar Series and presented at a prestigious national conference. The lab brings together faculty from five schools and 10 departments and is focused on research to understand the causes and consequences of LGBT-targeted public policies. Read more about the lab and other internally funded projects at the VU BreakThru blog.
Oct. 20, 2017—Pinelopi Goldberg of Yale University will present the 2017 Steine Lecture in Economics, “Trade Policy in an Era of Growing Inequality," Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.
Oct. 20, 2017—Manasi Deshpande, assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago, will present the College of Arts and Science Emerging Scholars Lecture Nov. 6.
Oct. 9, 2017—As one of the architects of California’s successful statewide carbon cap-and-trade program, Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins, a new assistant professor of economics at Vanderbilt, worked to find a way for companies in California to reduce their carbon emissions while still remaining competitive with firms in states with fewer environmental regulations.
Apr. 28, 2017—Marc Chen wants to use data to make cities work better for everyone. Chen, a math and economics major, believes there’s a wealth of untapped data out there waiting to be mined that could help public policymakers understand how their decisions affect the well-being of city residents.