Topic: Department of Economics

Who You Know: Study Shows Favoritism is Ubiquitous in Labor Markets

Oct. 10, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas Workplace discrimination can destroy morale, breed resentment and lead to lost productivity and unemployment. Although equal-opportunity laws have been created to address discrimination, do they also address favoritism in the workplace?

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Sociology, Economics Researchers Receive Grant to Study How STEM Education Contributes to Workforce Success

Oct. 7, 2013

University of Texas at Austin sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education contributes to career success.

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Affordable Care Act Expert Guide

Sept. 27, 2013

Nursing, Aging, and Insurance

Tracie Harrison
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
APSA Health and Aging Policy Fellow, 2011-2012
512-471-9085

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University of Texas at Austin Economist Wins IZA Prize in Labor Economics

July 18, 2013

Daniel Hamermesh, the Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin, has received the most prestigious international science award in labor economics in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the analysis of labor demand.

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Sociology, Economics Researchers Receive Grant to Study Development Across the Human Lifespan

Nov. 12, 2012

University of Texas at Austin sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black have received a $3.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the effects of cognition on health, mortality, education and employment from high school and beyond. The findings will provide important insights into three key areas of American public policy health care, economics and education reform.

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