‘economics’ Category

Nobel Conference 2016 is coming!

You may have noticed—people’s income levels vary wildly, and that gap is getting much, much wider. Income inequality as a newsworthy phenomenon has become a routine topic of discussion and is the cornerstone of Gustavus’s Nobel Conference 2016, “In Search of Economic Balance.” By any measure, the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ are getting further […]

What’s behavioral economics? “Ask Ariely” and the Nobel reading group

In preparation for Nobel 2016, In Search of Economic Balance, students and faculty have formed reading groups to get familiar with each speaker’s work in a fun and relaxed environment. The Dan Ariely group has been studying his latest book, Irrationally Yours, which is a compilation of columns from his wildly popular Wall Street Journal […]

Eric Butorac ’03 Skypes with Sports Economics students

  Professional tennis player Eric Butorac ’03 spoke with Professor Owen’s Economics of Sports class on Wednesday via Skype. Eric currently serves as the Vice-President of the Player Council for the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP). Eric, along with Player Council President Roger Federer, has been heavily involved in the ATP’s push to increase […]