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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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Celebration honors nine new faculty chair holders

Sep. 5, 2014—A Sept. 3 celebration at the Student Life Center honored nine new faculty chair holders and recognized the support of generous donors.

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New Russian trade ban violates WTO obligations; plays ‘big ag’ special interest card

Aug. 7, 2014—The one-year ban of food imports to Russia from the European Union, the United States, Australia, Canada and Norway violates the Russia's obligations to the World Trade Organization and is designed in part to leverage the American agricultural industry's lobbying power in Congress, Vanderbilt experts say.

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New York Times: Why you can’t catch up

Aug. 4, 2014—Contrary to popular belief, a prestigious graduate degree does not make up for a less-than-elite undergraduate one, according to new research by law and economics professor Joni Hersch.

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