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Memorial service set for prominent economist Ren Fels

Feb. 17, 2010—A memorial service for Rendigs Thomas Fels, professor of economics, emeritus, is set for 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.

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Article explaining popular ‘fear index‘ receives top honors from journal

Jan. 14, 2010—An article by Vanderbilt‘s Robert Whaley explaining the Chicago Board Options Exchange‘s volatility index received the Best Article award as voted by subscribers of Institutional Investor Inc.‘s The Journal of Portfolio Management.

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Economic behavior study suggests recycling laws work

Dec. 9, 2009—A large national study of economic behavior led by a Vanderbilt researcher has found that effective recycling laws encourage reluctant recyclers to become committed recyclers.

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Vanderbilt named to ‘honor roll’ for women full professors in economics

Nov. 24, 2009—Vanderbilt was named to an "honor roll" of universities with full female professors in economics. The list was compiled by the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) of the American Economic Association.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts available to talk about the health care reform debate

Sep. 8, 2009—William Turner, former Obama health care advisor, Betts Chair and Professor of Education and Human Development, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, is among several Vanderbilt professors available to comment on health care reform.

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How do we fix the U.S. health care system?

Mar. 18, 2009—Watch videos of Larry Van Horn, a leading expert and researcher on health care management and economics, explaining his health care opinions.

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Should health insurance be treated like auto insurance?

Mar. 18, 2009—Watch a soundbite of: Larry Van Horn explaining his health care opinions.

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Video: Larry Van Horn explaining his health care opinions – soundbite 2

Mar. 18, 2009—Watch a soundbite of: Larry Van Horn explaining his health care opinions.

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Video: Larry Van Horn explaining his health care opinions – soundbite 1

Mar. 18, 2009—Watch a soundbite of: Larry Van Horn explaining his health care opinions.

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Women’s and men’s earnings hurt by housework

Mar. 3, 2009—New research by Vanderbilt professor of law and economics Joni Hersch found that housework not only reduces the salaries of women, but also affects some men's wages. She also found that women's salaries are negatively impacted by housework regardless of profession.

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Op-Ed: Back to the future: Why conservatives don’t really want a return to Reagan tax cuts

Feb. 23, 2009—As the Obama administration begins its quest to right the economy through government spending, a counter story of recovery comes from admirers of the Reagan administration. President Reagan's admirers point out that he was also faced with a horrible economy upon his inauguration which, they assert, Reagan cured with deep tax cuts.

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Confronting Trillions: Op-ed by Graduate School Dean Dennis Hall

Feb. 9, 2009—Last May, during my remarks at Vanderbilt University's graduate school commencement ceremony, I shared this observation, "The world you're about to enter as Vanderbilt's newest alumni is a world where many of the challenges so in need of fresh ideas are increasingly measured in trillions." Little did I know then that the economy's approaching nosedive would soon turn trillions into front-page news.

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