By now, you’ve probably received your COVID-19 stimulus check from the government, or will soon. If you don’t need to use the money to cover basic needs, what should you do with it? Dr. David Mitchell, professor of economics at Missouri State University, offers some suggestions to Fatherly. … [Read more...] about How should you spend your stimulus check?
Dr. David Mitchell, professor of economics and director of the Bureau of Economic Research at Missouri State University, conducted a study to determine the economic costs and benefits of the proposed Raise the Age Legislation in Missouri. The Show Me State is one of five states where 17-year-olds are automatically treated as adults in the criminal justice system, along with … [Read more...] about What is the potential economic impact of Raise the Age Legislation?
Dr. C. Patrick Scott, assistant professor of economics, traveled to Kansas City in October for an award ceremony with the Missouri Valley Economic Association. He received the Distinguished Student Paper Award based on his paper titled, “Are Central Bank Preferences Asymmetric When Policy Targets Vary Over Time?” Dr. Scott earned his doctorate at Kansas State University and … [Read more...] about Economics professor receives award
Dr. Sharmistha Self, economist at Missouri State, spent her recent sabbatical looking at discrepancies between how much autonomy Nepalese women believed they had in making household decisions versus what their husbands cited. … [Read more...] about Study shows Nepalese women have less influence on decision-making in household
Light pollution, as defined by the International Dark Sky Association, is any adverse effect of artificial light, including sky glow, glare, light trespass, light clutter, decreased visibility at night and energy waste. Economics faculty members Drs. Terrel Gallaway, David Mitchell and Reed Olsen have published several articles on their recent studies of light pollution and the … [Read more...] about Is light polluting the sky? Answers could keep you up at night