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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

Jan. 25, 2016—A computer model has been developed that provides new insights into the food-energy-water nexus and can help resource managers around the world do a better job of weighing food and energy tradeoffs when water is scarce.

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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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New faculty: Carolyn Heinrich tackles public policy with an interdisciplinary approach

Oct. 8, 2015—Carolyn Heinrich has broad experience working with teams on a variety of issues, from education, labor force development and social welfare policy to program evaluation and public and performance management.

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Enroll now in Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning fall classes

Sep. 1, 2015—The Osher Lifelong Learning classes at Vanderbilt this fall draw from professors' research in areas that include earth science, Hebrew Bible, music history, urban planning and more.

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‘The WTO: Purpose, Design and Challenges’ March 24

Mar. 13, 2015—Bagwell will discuss “The WTO: Purposes, Design, and Challenges” for this annual series hosted by the Economics Department.

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Nobel laureate to discuss ‘Irrational Exuberance Revisited’ March 12

Mar. 3, 2015—Yale University professor Robert J. Shiller, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics, will discuss the new third edition of his book "Irrational Exuberance" on March 12 at Vanderbilt.

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Elite college athletes should be paid: Economists

Feb. 5, 2015—The NCAA recently voted to allow schools to begin compensating its student-athletes for their entire cost of attendance, but economists from Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago say it’s not nearly enough.

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Kudos: Read about faculty awards and achievements

Jan. 15, 2015—Read the latest roundup of Vanderbilt faculty awards and achievements.

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Regardless of an elite graduate school degree, undergraduate prestige greatly impacts salary

Nov. 13, 2014—People who earn their undergraduate degree from a less prestigious university and a graduate degree from an elite university earn much less than those who attend both an elite undergraduate and graduate school. And it is unlikely their salary will ever catch up.

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Vanderbilt experts can provide insights into Nashville’s growth

Nov. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt experts from a variety of fields are available to help explain issues surrounding Nashville's transformation into the latest “it” city.

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Overweight women lose in the labor market: Vanderbilt study

Oct. 21, 2014—Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage, public-facing positions; and make less money compared to men and average-size women.

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New faculty: Inoue brings expertise in field of econometrics

Oct. 3, 2014—Econometrics, the means by which economic ideas are tested and measured, brings theoretical, methodological and applied economics into one discipline. “You get a little bit of everything,” Atsushi Inoue said.

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