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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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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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