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Vernon Smith

Economics Laboratory Named in Honor of Vernon Smith

The College of Business and Public Policy’s Experimental Economics Lab has been renamed the Vernon Smith Economic Science Laboratory in honor of Nobel laureate and former professor Vernon Smith.

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Faculty & Student Seminar: "Catastrophic Risk: Waking Up to the Reality of a Pandemic?"

Will a major shock awaken US citizens to the threat of catastrophic pandemic risk? We present evidence that suggests the answer might be “no”.

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Jim Murphy

From a Mountain in Nepal to Economics, How Professor Jim Murphy Found His Calling

Before economics professor Jim Murphy knew about economics, he was working in the San Francisco bay area. A recession hit the company he was working at, and he decided to go trekking in Nepal.

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Brock Smith

Faculty & Student Seminar: Oil and Rural Poverty

Do oil booms reduce rural poverty and inequality? To study this Brock Smith measured rural poverty by counting people that live in darkness at night: combining high-resolution global satellite data on night-time lights and population from 2000-2013.

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Philip Grossman

Faculty & Student Seminar: The Influence of Leader Reputation on Followers’ Response to Cheap Talk Messages

Philip Grossman will talk about a paper considering if a leader’s reputation, earned by prior actions, increases the perceived credibility of a leader’s cheap talk invest message.

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