Topic: Economics

Mobile Phone Bans Lead to Rise in Student Test Scores

May 18, 2015
Texting

Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at UT Austin.

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Texas Must Do More to Create Inclusive Affordable Housing

April 9, 2015
Texas Must Do More to Create Inclusive Affordable Housing

The largest metro areas in Texas now lead the nation in terms of economic segregation. This is bad for Texas and our children.

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Global Production of Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking

April 16, 2014
shade-grown

The proportion of land used to cultivate shade grown coffee, relative to the total land area of coffee cultivation, has fallen by nearly 20 percent globally since 1996, according to a new study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions.

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Labor or leisure?

Feb. 2, 2012
Economics Professor Daniel Hamermesh

A new economics study by Professor Daniel Hamermesh lends insight into how people spend their free time when their work weeks are shorter.

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UT Law Examines Capital Markets, Regulation and the Economy, Nov. 11

Nov. 7, 2011

Event: The Massey Prize Symposium will bring nationally renowned experts on capital markets, securities markets and economics to the University of Texas School of Law for the Massey Prize Symposi

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