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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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New York Times: Some wines are worth not drinking

May. 19, 2014—A study co-authored by Peter Rousseau, professor of economics, found that wines from Bordeaux's premier chateaus posted annual returns from 1900 to 2012 that beat government bonds.

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Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Class of 2014: Harvey Burrell is a cross-country crusader

Apr. 29, 2014—A last-minute decision to sign up for a film production class changed the trajectory of Harvey Burrell’s life.

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Class of 2014: Megan Piphus uses puppetry to entertain and mentor

Apr. 23, 2014—Megan Piphus dreams of stardom, but more importantly, success.

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The Kefi Project is taking art to unexpected places

Apr. 18, 2014—Can art help define our public spaces? A student-led initiative has explored that question through a series of campus art installations this year.

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