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12/19/2014
Peter Hartley answers questions about falling oil prices

Peter Hartley, professor of economics, comments on falling oil prices including thoughts on consumer spending and the impact on the U.S. economy. 

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11/03/2014
Zodrow comments on a recent Supreme Court Ruling

George Zodrow comments on the tax implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling that states eligibility for the U.S. foreign tax credit (FTC) should be governed by the economic substance of the

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10/27/2014
Interview with George Zodrow on state tax policy

George Zodrow, the Cline Professor of Economics at Rice University, is interviewed in State Tax Notes, providing expert insight on state tax policies including thoughts on the looming tax relief

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09/26/2014
Flávio Cunha Wins 2014 Frisch Medal

The Frisch Medal is awarded by the Econometric Society every two years to an article (empirical or theoretical) published in Econometrica during the past five years. The 2014 award

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09/25/2014
Vivian Ho Comments on Continuing Implementation of ACA

Professor Ho cited research on the importance of cost to households and the implications of rising fines for the uninsured in the second year of the ACA Marketplace. Her findings are the most

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09/17/2014
Kenneth Medlock III Weighs in on the Oil Export Ban

Rice economist Kenneth Medlock III features in an article by the Houston Chronicle warning about the lag of political action in response to a growing discrepancy between domestic and foriegn oil

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08/18/2014
Leading Labor Economist, Kenneth Wolpin, Joins Faculty

Economics Department Chair, Antonio Merlo, listed Professor Wolpin as not only one of the most influential scholars in labor economics and empirical microeconomics but an extraordinary mentor of

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08/06/2014
Faculty ‘Dream Team’ Joins Rice Economics Initiative

"Three rising stars in the field of economics – Flavio Cunha, Hülya Eraslan and Xun Tang – joined the Department of Economics July 1 as part of the Rice Economics Initiative, a multiyear plan to

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08/01/2014
Renowned Economist Antonio Merlo Named Chair of Department of Economics

Renowned economist Antonio Merlo will become chair of Rice University's Department of Economics July 1 and also director of the Rice Economics Initiative, a new multiyear plan to enhance economics

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07/10/2014
Vivian Ho Releases New Findings about ACA in Texas

Vivian Ho, a chair in health economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics at Rice, and co-author, Elena Marks, have published new research about the Affordable

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11/01/2013
George Zodrow publishes “Critical Issues in Taxation and Development”

George Zodrow, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics, recently published a new new book exploring the challenges faced by developing countries when they try to raise tax revenue to

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