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  • Rangnekar Named Fulbright Scholar- April 9th, 2018

    Avanti Rangnekar, of Knoxville, a senior in economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Haslam Scholar has been named a Fulbright Scholar. She will work with a hospital in India on a health economics research project that seeks to better understand how factors such as culture and tradition…

  • Atlanta Federal Reserve CEO to Speak at Knoxville Economics Forum- March 15th, 2018

    Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be the guest speaker at the spring Knoxville Economics Forum on March 23. Bostic, who took office in June, is responsible for monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services for the Atlanta Fed. The annual event is…

  • Boyd Center Receives Upjohn Institute Funding for Tennessee Promise Research- February 16th, 2018

    The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research has received supplemental funding from the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research that will help with research centered around Tennessee Promise, the state’s initiative to provide a tuition-free education at a community or technical college in Tennessee. The Upjohn Institute is…

  • UT and WVU Release Research on Coal Demand in Appalachia- January 29th, 2018

    Dramatic decreases in Appalachian coal production over the past decade have put many regional industries at risk for economic decline, according to joint research released today by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and West Virginia University. The report, “An Economic Analysis of the Appalachian Coal Industry Ecosystem,” is the first…

  • UT, Boyd Center Professor Named Co-editor of Economics Journal- January 9th, 2018

    Celeste Carruthers has been appointed co-editor of the Economics of Education Review. Carruthers is the Ed Boling Faculty Research Fellow and an associate professor of economics in UT's Haslam College of Business. She also holds a dual appointment as a research faculty member in the Boyd Center for Business and…

  • Report: Tennessee, US Economies to Continue Growing in 2018- December 19th, 2017

    The Tennessee and national economies will continue to have sustained growth in 2018, according to a report released today by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. “The economy is on a roll, and growth should continue into 2018 and beyond,” Matt Murray, associate director…

  • Ten New Faculty Members Join the Haslam College of Business- September 27th, 2017

    A cohort of 10 new faculty members from the United States, Korea, Mexico and China have joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business this fall. Spread across all departments, these new faculty members bring a combined 46 years of industry experience and 87 years of teaching experience…

  • Professor Named to President's Council of Economic Advisers- September 15th, 2017

    Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business, has been appointed as a senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. The first active UT professor to serve the council, she moved to Washington, DC, this summer to begin a one-year term. Established by Congress…

  • Census Survey Shows State Continues to Follow National Trends- September 14th, 2017

    Tennessee continued to follow national trends, seeing a decline in its poverty rate for the second year in a row, according to the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) one-year estimates released Thursday, September 14, by the US Census Bureau. The state’s poverty rate decreased from 16.7 percent in 2015 to…

  • Vossler To Head Newly-Ranked Economics Department- May 31st, 2017

    Christian Vossler, the Gerber/Taylor Professor of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, has been named head of the Department of Economics effective August 1. Vossler succeeds Bill Neilson, who announced his retirement at the end of the spring semester after a tenure with accomplishments in…