I know, I know, classes just ended and you’re already wondering how you’ll get your economics fix this summer. No worries – the Suggested Summer Reading for Economics Students is now available!
By the way, if you read something not on the list that you think we should add to the list in the future, please let us know in the comments below. Have a great summer!
Congratulations to Dr. Sharmistha Self, who was presented with an MSU Foundation Award for Excellence in Research at the 2015 MSU All-Faculty Recognition Reception. Foundation Awards are presented annually to full-time faculty members in recognition of excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and/or creative activities and service.
Dr. Self has published 35 refereed journal articles, made more than 40 presentations of her research at academic conferences, has published two editions of her Economic Development textbook, and is working on a new textbook on the Economics of Social Issues.
Congratulations Dr. Self!
THE MSU ECONOMICS CLUB welcomes
Dr. Angela Snyder
Dept. of Public Mgmt. and Policy
Georgia State University
Thursday, April 16th
3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Strong Hall 304
Dr. Snyder’s research interests involve child health policy analysis, development, and evaluation, as well as the organization and financing of public health systems. She directs the research efforts of the Center of Excellence in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and works on several projects evaluating Georgia’s Children’s Health Insurance and Medicaid programs.
- Listen to an overview of her health policy research
- Ask questions about potential career opportunities
Open to all faculty, staff, and students.
For more information, contact: Per Norander, Dept. of Economics
417.836.5352 or pernorander@MissouriState.edu
Missouri State University Economics major, Scott Berndt, is featured in the March 2015 Student Public Affairs Spotlight for the volunteer work he and his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers are doing with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks.
A few weeks ago I posted about the Student Price Index developed by the Economics Club. Dr. C. Patrick Scott and three students from the Club – Renee Sanders, Connor Klein, and Kohl Juranas – were recently interviewed about the SPI by the Missouri State Journal produced by KSMU.
Student Pricing Index increased 1.27 percent, compared to national Consumer Pricing Index increase of 1.7 percent.
Six students were selected for the 2014 Citizen Scholar Award based on their dedication to the Public Affairs Mission of Missouri State University through coursework, activities, and service-learning opportunities. One of this year’s winners is Jordan McGee, an Economics and Organizational Communication major, who was nominated by Professor Mitra. Congratulations Jordan!
The Economics Club of Missouri State University recently released its first annual summary of the newly created Student Pricing Index for Missouri State students. The purpose of this project is to estimate the change in prices for a group of goods that a typical MSU student would buy, much like headline CPI does for a typical consumer nationally. The Economics Club gathered prices in October of 2013 and 2014 and prices were compared annually. Key consumption categories include: grocery and food items, tuition, off-campus housing, entertainment, and gasoline costs. The total consumption bundle increased in price 1.27% annually. The price changes by consumption categories are as follows:
This is the first release of price change data for the Economics Club at MSU. Price indexes need more than one set of observations to be meaningful. Last year’s club decided consumption bundles and collected prices, while this year’s club collected prices and calculated the percentage changes. Headline CPI on a national scale is 1.7% over the same time period, calculated from a different consumption bundle.
The Economics Club anticipates new releases to this index every Fall. For information about the club please contact Mr. Per Norander in the Economics Department at MSU. For information on the Student Pricing Index, please contact Dr. C. Patrick Scott in the Economics Department at MSU.
Dr. Tom Wyrick, emeriti professor of economics, discusses this year’s shopping outlook.
Congratulations to Professor Terrel Gallaway, Professor David Mitchell, and Professor Reed Olsen for being recognized in this month’s MSU Mind’s Eye for their research into the value of the night sky! See the article and video here:
Economics Professors Look for Value in the Night Sky