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One size does not fit all: On the heterogeneous impact of free trade agreements - Scott Baier, Yoto Yotov, Thomas Zylkin Apr 28, 2017

This column examines heterogeneity in the effects of free trade agreements. Along with across-agreement heterogeneity, substantial within-agreement heterogeneity is observed. Continue reading ›

Lani Czarniecki, Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for External Affairs

Washington serves as classroom for economics students Mar 28, 2017

What better way to grasp an understanding of economic policy than to rub shoulders with those who influence it at the highest levels of government. Continue reading ›

Clemson Professor to talk on Brexit Mar 6, 2017

Professor Scott Baier will participate in a one-day conference on Brexit on March 8th at the University of Nottingham. Baier will discuss the likely trade and welfare impacts of Brexit and will participate in a panel discussion later in the day. Continue reading ›

Former Clemson graduate student, Anna Chorniy, research recognized by Contemporary Economic Policy Mar 6, 2017

Many have argued that concerns over health insurance reduce labor market mobility in the United States, causing a “job lock” effect. Continue reading ›

Herbert Hoover's Radio Malware Turns 90 By Thomas W. Hazlett Mar 1, 2017

The Radio Act of 1927 has enjoyed a nice, long life. It's past time for a retirement party. Continue reading ›

Professor Dwyer on PBS's Carolina Business Review Feb 6, 2017

Professor Gerald Dwyer recently appeared on Continue reading ›

The Economics of Hosting the Super Bowl. Feb 6, 2017

Professor Raymond Sauer was featured in a recent edition of the Washington Examiner on the economic impact of the Super Bowl. Continue reading ›

Professor Dwyer Keynote Speaker Dec 9, 2016

Professor Gerald P. Dwyer was a keynote speaker at the 10th South-Eastern European Economic Workshop at the Bank of Albania. Professor Dwyer discussed his research on recessions and recoveries after financial crises. Continue reading ›

Services for Bob Tollison Oct 27, 2016

Services for Robert Tollison will be held 2:00 PM Friday Continue reading ›

How Would the Policy Proposals of Clinton and Trump Impact SC's Economy? Oct 24, 2016

Scott Baier was interviewed in The State newspaper on the impact of this year's presidential candidates policy proposals. One key concern is the growing anti-trade rhetoric in politics. SC imported over $9 billion of goods from China and Mexico in 2015. Continue reading ›

Celebrating the Life of Robert D.Tollison (1942-2016) Oct 24, 2016

It is with a deep sadness that we announce the passing of Robert D. Tollison. Continue reading ›

Matt Lewis op-ed: Price-gouging laws are counterproductive Oct 3, 2016

A recent failure of the Colonial Pipeline reduced the flow of gasoline to the southeast. In an op-ed in the Charlotte Observer, Matt Lewis shows how price-gouging laws make a bad situation worse, and argues that better legislation on pricing is required. Continue reading ›

Washington Post column devoted to Fleck and Hanssen paper on Movie Stars Sep 21, 2016

A new paper by Clemson Economics Professors Rob Fleck and Andy Hanssen is the subject of an extensive column in the Washington Post. The paper documents gender differences over the life cycle in leading roles in Hollywood films since 1905. Continue reading ›

Hazlett on Public Spending on Internet Access and Educational Attainment Aug 24, 2016

President Obama proposed spending $4 billion per year on the Federal Government's E-rate program, to increase internet access in schools. These programs have a long history of support from politicians on both sides of the aisle. But do they work? Continue reading ›

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Economics Senior Wins Multiple Clemson and National Awards Apr 18, 2016

Darby Voisin, a senior majoring in Economics, has won multiple Clemson and National Awards during her time at Clemson. Continue reading ›