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  • Report: Tennessee Economic Growth Will Continue at a Slower Pace in 2020- January 7th, 2020

    Strong economic growth in Tennessee and the United States is expected to continue for the 10th straight year in 2020, although that growth will continue to slow as it did in 2019. The likelihood of a recession remains very low, according to a report released today by the Boyd Center…

  • Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards Now Total More than $2 Million in Funding- October 22nd, 2019

    In the summer of 2019, some 29 grants totaling $694,000 were awarded to faculty members to pursue high-quality research. Now in its sixth year, the Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards have funded more than $2 million total in faculty research.  “The number of awards grew from 20 in 2018 to…

  • 2019 MBAs and Freshmen Bring Quality, Life Experiences to Haslam- September 30th, 2019

    What do a retired NFL football player, a research technician at Cornell Medicine, a native of Zambia and a former Knoxville police officer have in common? Each is a member of this year’s full-time MBA class in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The cohort…

  • Haslam Adds 17 New Faculty Members- September 12th, 2019

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business welcomes 17 new faculty members. They will join the departments of accounting and information management, business analytics and statistics, finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management, as well as graduate and executive education, this fall. The new hires bring decades of…

  • Neel Corporate Governance Center: Research Review, 2018-19- August 29th, 2019

    Through the perspectives of accounting, economics, finance and law, the Neel Corporate Governance Center’s research addresses timely topics in corporate governance with a focus on public policy. Located within the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, its 11 research fellows have finished an impressive year of…

  • UT Economist Wins Arrow Award for Research on Tuskegee Syphilis Study- May 13th, 2019

    Marianne Wanamaker, an associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business, has been named a co-recipient of the International Health Economics Association’s Arrow Award for research showing the Tuskegee syphilis study decreased the overall life expectancy of black men. “Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men,” published in…

  • UT Economist Joins Fortune 100 CEOs on White House Advisory Board- February 15th, 2019

      Marianne Wanamaker, an associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business, has been named to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board co-chaired by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump. Wanamaker will join the CEOs of Apple, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Siemens…

  • UT Study: Opioid Prescriptions May Impact Labor Force Participation- January 28th, 2019

    Prescription opioids may negatively impact labor force participation and unemployment nationwide, according to findings in a new study co-authored by economists at the University of Tennessee and published in The Journal of Human Resources. The study, which looked at county-level data from across the U.S., found that a 10 percent…

  • Associate Director of Boyd Center Garners Volunteer of the Year Award- January 25th, 2019

    Matthew Murray, associate director of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, was recently honored with the Jim Spradley Volunteer of the Year Award in Economic Development. The award, presented annually at the Tennessee Economic Development Council’s fall conference,…

  • Tennessee Population Tops 6.77 Million in 2018- January 9th, 2019

    New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Tennessee remained the nation’s 16th most-populous state for the third year in a row in 2018. The data, analyzed by the Tennessee State Data Center, housed in the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College…