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United Nations report uses index developed by Vanderbilt student

Nov. 15, 2010—Suman Seth The work of former Vanderbilt student Suman Seth was used by the United Nations to develop a measure of gender inequality as one of three “innovative new measurements” in its annual Human Development Report. The 2010 Human Development Report, released Nov. 4, includes the Gender Inequality Index, based on an index measuring well-being...

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Vanderbilt value-of-life study shows Mexican immigrants fare far worse than other immigrants, U.S. natives

Oct. 26, 2010—It has been long suspected that Mexican immigrants often work on dangerous and unpleasant jobs for low pay.  New research by Vanderbilt University Law School professors Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi provides hard evidence on the risks and rewards for risky jobs. They find that Mexican immigrants are concentrated in jobs with high risk...

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U.S. citizens didn’t lose hope during economic crisis, Vanderbilt survey finds

Jul. 27, 2010—People in the United States are more optimistic and resilient in hard times than is commonly believed, a new survey from Vanderbilt University indicates.

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Watch: Impact Symposium: “American Capitalism in the World”

Apr. 1, 2010—Watch video of a talk by Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

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Watch: VUCast: Remembering Memorial Magic during March Madness

Mar. 19, 2010—Remembering Memorial Magic during March Madness and greed is not good. It's VUCast time for March 19.

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Cross-disciplinary team builds on existing projects to tackle problems of poverty

Mar. 3, 2010—Problems of extreme poverty – from affordable housing to health care delivery to nutrition – will be the focus of efforts by a large number of students traveling this spring to Guatemala, where Vanderbilt already leads numerous sustained studies and initiatives.

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Media Advisory: Obama ‘executive pay czar’ to speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 26

Feb. 18, 2010—Ken Feinberg, special master for executive pay for the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program, will deliver the keynote speech for a daylong executive pay conference Feb. 26 at the Vanderbilt Law School.

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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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