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Article ID: 550456

Steering Universities through Financial Crisis

University of Maryland, College Park

Two university presidents "“ one leading a major public research institution, the other a retired leader from a major private school "“ will discuss higher education's challenges during the nation's economic crisis - the very moment when they have a vital role to play in the recovery. Part of former U.S. Archivist Allen Weinstein's "American Conversations" series.

25-Mar-2009 2:35 PM EDT


Article ID: 550186

'Lake Wobegon Effect' May Drive Up CEO Pay

University of Utah

In humorist Garrison Keillor's fictional hometown of Lake Wobegon, all children are above average. Corporations may want investors to believe the same thing about highly paid CEOs and this effect may explain high CEO pay, according to a new study by two researchers in the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business.

18-Mar-2009 12:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 550055

The Cheerful Science: Economic Historian Looks Beyond Current Gloom

Wake Forest University

Economic historian Robert Whaples says he and the "vast, vast majority" of his peers are more optimistic about the future than a recent poll found average Americans to be. Whaples, who is department chair and professor of economics at Wake Forest University, even says he has come to see the field of economics not as the so-called "dismal science" but rather as the "cheerful science."

13-Mar-2009 3:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 549979

Families Are Feeling the Stress of Economic Crisis

Florida State University

There is no question that the recent economic crisis has wreaked havoc on companies and on families across the country. Now, a recent study of 300 married, working couples conducted by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Management at Florida State University's College of Business, is revealing just how deeply the crunch is being felt.

12-Mar-2009 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 549938

The Economic Crisis' Toll: Experts Available to Discuss Sociological Factors and Implications

American Sociological Association (ASA)

As the economy continues to toll heavily on the minds of the general public and the federal government works to provide relief, sociologists are examining the causes, consequences and long-term implications of the current economic crisis for Americans, corporations and government institutions.

11-Mar-2009 7:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 549921

Economist: Bernanke's Call to Address Systemic Risks Misses a Key Element -- Excessive Asset Price Swings

University of New Hampshire

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's recommendations to address the systemic risks in the financial system are missing a key element "“ addressing excessive asset price swings, according to economist Michael Goldberg at the University of New Hampshire.

10-Mar-2009 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 549878

Cotton Economists See Weakening Economy Hitting Textile Industry

Texas Tech University

Cotton prices will drop and the U.S. market share will shrink as the economy crunches mill demand.

9-Mar-2009 4:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 549846

Making a New Beginning in the Face of Global Recession: Researcher Creates Scientific "˜Joyful' Approach

Baylor University

A Baylor University researcher has come up with a new approach to counseling and coaching for everyday people who need a scientific roadmap to making their dreams come true.

9-Mar-2009 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 549847

2009 FAPRI Outlook Shows Impacts of Economic Slowdown but Projects Higher Commodity Prices over the Next Decade

Iowa State University

After dramatic increases in the prices of most commodities in the last three years, prices retreat in 2009/10, but growing demand for food, feed, and fuel is expected to return them to historically high levels over the rest of the decade, according to analysts with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI).

9-Mar-2009 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 549803

Economy, Energy Among Topics of Latest Arizona State-Southwest Poll

Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Economic forecasts are dismal, yet many Southwesterners in Arizona, Nevada, Texas and New Mexico are optimistic that conditions in the U.S. will improve over the next year, according to the most recent Arizona State University-Southwest Poll.

6-Mar-2009 8:40 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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