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New Stuff Tuesday – November 1, 2016

The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe by Joseph Stiglitz HG925 .S75 2016 New Arrivals, 2nd floor If you’ve listened to the news at all in the last few years, you know that the European Union … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — May 17, 2016

Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First by Frank Trentmann HC79.C6 T74 2016 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Perhaps you just packed up all your things and moved out of a … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – March 29, 2016

Phishing for Phools The Economics of Manipulation and Deception by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller HB74.P8 A49443 2015 New Arrivals, 2nd floor While the benefits of a free market are widely touted in the United States, Nobel Prize … Continue reading

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Business Research: Which Source Should I Use?

It’s the start of a new semester, and as you look at your syllabus you might see some assignments that seem like they’ll be a lot of work. Perhaps you’ll have to write a marketing plan or conduct a feasibility … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – June 2, 2015

Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science edited by Glen Whitman and James Dow HQ801 .E334 2014 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor If you’re a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, or The Walking Dead … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday: April 14, 2015

How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say – And What It Really Means by John Lanchester PR6023.A66 Z54 2014 New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor Anyone who has taken a finance or economics class or regularly listens to NPR’s … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Wrap Up

This semester we’ve discussed a number of topics related to economics, including supply and demand, competition, unemployment, and the GDP. Hopefully when you listen to the Economy stories on NPR now, you’ll feel like this: Rather than like this: If … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: International Economics

So far this semester we’ve talked a lot about economics in terms of a single country. However, the economies of other countries have an effect on our economy, as well. One way this is obvious is by looking at exchange … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Gross Domestic Product

The Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, is probably one of those acronyms that you’ve heard a lot but don’t really understand unless you’ve taken an economics course. According to Investopedia, GDP is “the monetary value of all the finished goods … Continue reading

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Money Mondays: Unemployment

One often-discussed economic topic is that of unemployment. If you ever listen to the news, you’ve probably heard someone mention the unemployment rate. “This is the number of unemployed persons divided by the number of people in the labor force” … Continue reading

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