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Video: "The Case for Inheritance Taxation" with Robin Boadway

Dec. 4, 2008—Watch video of the McGee Public Policy Lecture, "The Case for Inheritance Taxation," with Robin Boadway.

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Payday loan problem: financial ‘quick fix’ leads to personal bankruptcy

Dec. 4, 2008—New research by Vanderbilt Law School Assistant Professor Paige Marta Skiba found that payday loan applicants who received the quick cash after their first application were significantly more likely to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy than those whose initial application was denied.

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Video: Robert Merton, Nobel Laureate in Economics | 2008 Financial Innovation Conference

Oct. 22, 2008—Watch video of Robert Merton, John and Nancy Arthur University Professor at Harvard Business School, speaking at the Conference on Financial Innovation.

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Video: Founder of financial futures speaks out on government intervention and the free market system

Oct. 22, 2008—Watch video of a talk by Leo Melamed, chairman emeritus of the CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) and the founder of the first futures market

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Federal panel to discuss impact of economic downturn on college access June 13 at Vanderbilt University

Jun. 4, 2008—The impact of the nation\'s current economic downturn on low- and moderate-income students is the topic of an all-day national roundtable discussion scheduled for June 13 at Vanderbilt University\'s Peabody College of education and human development.

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Society saves millions by investing in early intervention programs targeting high-risk youths, Vanderbilt researcher finds

May. 29, 2008—The value to society of saving a high-risk youth from a life of crime is between $2.6 million and $5.3 million each at age 18, according to a study by Mark Cohen of Vanderbilt\'s Owen Graduate School of Management.

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New Seymour Melman work debuts in Vanderbilt journal, AmeriQuests publishes War, Inc., a critique of America’s permanent war economy

Apr. 30, 2008—A posthumous book by social critic Seymour Melman has been published by the Vanderbilt University online journal AmeriQuests.

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Corporate lobbying pays off for firms

Apr. 16, 2008—A new study examining the connection between corporate lobbying at the federal level and financial performance finds that lobbying pays off.

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Op-Ed: American tax system has structural biases that favor whites over blacks

Apr. 15, 2008—An op-ed by Vanderbilt legal scholar and sociologist Beverly Moran arguing that the American tax system contains racial biases.

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Op-Ed: Those with standing in the community have duty to speak responsibly

Mar. 20, 2008—An op-ed by Vanderbilt law and political science scholar Carol Swan critiquing a recent op-ed criticizing a local immigration raid.

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WTO not the threat to environment, public health that critics claim

Feb. 18, 2008—The World Trade Organization is not the villain many of its critics claim it to be, but it does suffer from ineffective compliance tools and a lack of transparency, Vanderbilt University researcher Trish Kelly finds in her new book, The Impact of the WTO: The Environment, Public Health and Sovereignty.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Food Security Summit this Saturday, Feb. 16

Feb. 15, 2008—The Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee is hosting the state\'s first ever Food Security Summit Saturday, Feb. 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will address the group at 10 a.m.

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