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Article ID: 713163

Economics Professor Explores Relationship Between Walmart and Food Insecurity

University of Kentucky

Whether the proliferation of Walmart supercenters is a help or a hindrance to the U.S. economy has long been a topic of debate. But according to new research from Charles Courtemanche, associate professor of economics in University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, the mega-retailer seems to play a role in helping lower-income families struggling with food insecurity.

20-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricane Begins with Outreach, Rutgers Study Finds

Article ID: 713164

Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricane Begins with Outreach, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to a Rutgers study of economically disadvantaged New Jerseyans in the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.

20-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    20-May-2019 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 712807

Economists Find Net Benefit in Soda Tax

New York University

A team of economists has concluded that soda taxes serve as a “net good,” an assessment based on an analysis of health benefits and consumer behavior.

14-May-2019 6:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Finding the ‘Goldilocks’ Level of Enthusiasm for Business Pitches

Article ID: 713117

Finding the ‘Goldilocks’ Level of Enthusiasm for Business Pitches

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers found how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch plays a major role in predicting success in receiving funding.

17-May-2019 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 713076

Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy by Billions

North Carolina State University

A recent study finds that U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation’s human capital – essentially improving the American workforce. The study estimates the economic impact of this human capital improvement to be $89.8 billion for 2019 alone.

17-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 712961

U.S. fashion retailers brace for impact Trump's trade war with China

University of Delaware

High-end U.S. apparel retailers are adjusting sourcing strategy in response to Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China. But a new study finds that China continues to corner the market on production of high-value goods, which makes U.S. companies vulnerable to tariffs and could accelerate price increases.

15-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712944

UGA startup gateway generates $531M in economic value

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia’s startup program generates economic value of more than half a billion dollars annually, according to a new analysis.

15-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712859

BERC report: Tenn. exports drop $500M in Q4, ‘one of worst quarters in recent memory’

Middle Tennessee State University

Tennessee’s exports dropped by almost $500 million in “a poor fourth quarter” of 2018, according to the latest “Global Commerce”

15-May-2019 11:45 AM EDT


Economics, Entrepreneurship



Newswise: For-Profit Dialysis Provider Charges Private Insurers Four Times More Than Government Payers

Article ID: 712876

For-Profit Dialysis Provider Charges Private Insurers Four Times More Than Government Payers

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Private insurers covering people receiving treatment for dialysis paid four times more than government insurance programs such as Medicare paid for the same service. Government programs paid, on average, $248 per dialysis session, compared with $1,041 per session for people with private insurance.

14-May-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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