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Federal Grant to Help UIC Promote Chicagoland Green Economic Development

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Via the U.S. Economic Development Administration's (EDA) 2016 University Center Economic Development Competition, UIC's Natalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement will receive $54,000 annually for a five-year program to develop a model to promote green economic development in the Chicago region with a focus on manufacturing and workforce development.

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Slow Economic Growth Expected to Continue in 2017

The economy is continuing to grow, albeit slowly. Post-election and throughout 2017, the economic forecast pattern will continue, said UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton today during the Barings/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast.

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UofSC Economists: 2017 SC Economy Strong and Stable Amid Political Uncertainty

Steady economic gains are expected for South Carolina in 2017 despite the political uncertainty that comes with new governor and U.S. president. The gains build on positive growth across most of the Palmetto State’s industries and regions, according to University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business.

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Basic Energy Sciences, chemical sciences, Synchrotron, synchrotron catalysis consortium, scc, catalyze, Catalyst, Catalysis, Manufacturing, in situ catalytic studies, Brookhaven National Laboratory, ACS Catalysis, Columbia University, Yeshiva University, National Synchrotron Light Source, National Synchrotron Light Source II , Stanford Synchrotron Radiati

Improving Catalysis Science with Synchrotrons

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the global economy and have been the subject of research for decades. Despite their unique advantages, x-ray synchrotron spectroscopy techniques were not widely employed by those delving into the intricacies The Synchrotron Catalysis Consortium was established to address this situation by providing scientists a means to study catalysts at work under realistic conditions and developing new techniques to characterize catalysts.

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Let's Talk About Debt: Not a Moral Failure, but a Political Issue

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Study Explores Companies' Strategies in Expanding Globally

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A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines why and how multinational enterprises decide to internationalize.

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Jobs, Employment, Social Networks, Finding A Job, Referral

It Matters Who You Know: Referral Networks in the Labor Market

Half of all workers say they found their current job through a friend or social acquaintance, but “job-referral networks” may help perpetuate inequality, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

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Charitable Giving, Donors, Donation Logistics, Contributions, gift amounts, donation rate, donation levels

How Organizations Can Boost Charitable Giving

Charities and nonprofits can increase engagement and revenue by setting suggested donation levels that are appropriate for their donor lists, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Bullying Makes Men Leave the Labor Market

Long-term consequences of workplace bullying on sickness absence

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Professor Venticinque Explores Ancient Economy in New Book

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Cornell College Professor of Classics Philip Venticinque turns back the pages of time to examine the ancient economy in his newly released book “Honor Among Thieves.”

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Using Data Science to Return People to the Labor Force

The newly launched National Center for Opportunity Engineering & Analysis (NCOEA) will use the latest computation and data science tools to help close the skills gap, reduce economic inequality, and provide new ways to search for training connected to employment and career opportunities.

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WashU Expert: Economic stress played role in increasing U.S. death rate

Greater stress and anxiety resulting from economic insecurity may be at least partly to blame for the U.S. death rate that the government announced Dec. 8 has increased for the first time in a decade, says an expert on poverty and inequality at Washington University in St. Louis.“For the first time since 1993, the overall life-expectancy rate in the United States last year actually went down, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said Mark Rank, the Herbert S.

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Deporting the American Dream: Ejecting Illegals Drives Foreclosures in Latino Communities

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

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Johns Hopkins Study: Well-Meaning Regulation of One Industry Can Cause Unintended Negative Impact on Neighboring Industry

In a new study for Economic Inquiry, researchers show that the deregulation of the once-constrained television industry in Spain set off a boom in TV viewing. This in turn led to a substantial decline in attendance and box office revenues at Spanish movie houses.

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Leading Development Economist to Join Northwestern

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Christopher Udry, one of the foremost U.S. authorities on development in Africa, will join Northwestern University as professor of economics, effective July 1, 2017. Currently the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics at Yale University, Udry is particularly focused on agriculture and the rural economy of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Prof. Michael Greenstone to Lead Becker Friedman Institute

Michael Greenstone, a leading economist and the Milton Friedman Professor at the University of Chicago, has been appointed director of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.

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USDOT Awards $14M for Mobility Research at UW-Led Transportation Center

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded approximately $14 million over five years to a multi-university, regional transportation center led by the University of Washington to fund research aimed at improving the mobility of people and goods across the Pacific Northwest.

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Uber, Yelp and Decision Making: The Future of Crowdsourcing

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Taiwan, China, US Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy, president-elect, Trump, International Relations, Nationalism, Independence, cross-strait relations

The ‘Taiwan Card’ Is Bound to Backfire Spectacularly

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Italy, European Union, Brexit

What Now for Italy? Making Sense of the Referendum Vote







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