The Year of Adam Smith
On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, Dr. Jim Landers, director of the Office of Fiscal and Management Analysis at the statehouse, came to talk to the Economics Club. Along with his work at the statehouse, Dr. Landers also teaches a finance course at Northwestern University and an online statistics course. His line of work is concerned […]Read more "Dr. Jim Landers: Elasticity of the Individual Income Tax Base"
The key turns, the alarm sounds, and the engine…doesn’t. Here we sit, waiting for a sign of relief to send us on our way to the Union Club Hotel. On the bright side of things, our visit to the University of Chicago was an ultimate success. The group split into 3 smaller groups and went […]Read more "Unexpected Crisis at the University of Chicago"
For another weekly meeting of the Ball State Economics Club, Dr. Watts gave his presentation on the mystery surrounding the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Watts, always an enthusiastic presenter, began his exposition by asking the 5 journalistic questions; who, what, where, when why? Soon after addressing the journalistic premise of his presentation, Dr. Watts moved […]Read more "“Why the Fed?”, A Presentation by Dr. Tyler Watts"
Peter Grossman, professor from Butler University, came to Ball State to talk with Economics Club on March 26, 2014. He began by reviewing the history of America’s energy supply. The narrative that politicians campaign and accept reflects that energy is depleting, there is a possibility of a government program generating a great technical breakthrough, and […]Read more "Peter Grossman: The U.S. Energy Narrative, its Persistence, and its Impact on 40 Years of U.S. Energy Policy"
Brad is an alumni of Ball State University ’95 and a native of the Muncie area. He graduated with a Political Science degree with hopes of being an attorney. After a two week escapade at the University of Dayton, he dropped out to start building houses with his father. He became a certified master homebuilder, creating […]Read more "Brad Bookout: Economic Development"
Dr. Faulk is the director of research at Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER). Her research is centered around tax policy at the state and local level. You can check out her research here. In the Economics Club meeting on Wednesday March 5th, 2014, she began by talking about the postal […]Read more "“The Impact of Bus Transit on Employee Turnover” presented by Dr. Dagney Faulk"
On Thursday October 17, Ball State University’s Economics Club migrated south to Indianapolis, making stops at the Statehouse and Liberty Fund along the way. The day was long and started slow with people minding their own business on the 7:30 am bus ride. Upon arrival at the Statehouse, we were asked to clear our pockets […]Read more "The Statehouse and Liberty Fund: 17 October 2013"