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Economist wins fellowship to improve community health

PULLMAN, Wash. – Coordinating patient care among providers to improve health and lower costs is the focus of a proposal by a Washington State University professor who recently was awarded a $5,000 one-year community health fellowship. » More …

$2M grant funds continuing WSU research of organic quinoa

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

quinoa-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University just completed four years determining the best varieties of organic quinoa for Pacific Northwest farmers to grow. A new grant will help researchers assess crop yields, prices and more to help growers turn a profit. » More …

March 21: Economics of criminal justice presented

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – Flaws in the criminal justice system – from an economic perspective – will be discussed by Patricia Kuzyk, clinical assistant professor in the School of Economic Sciences and the Honors College, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in CUE 203 at Washington State University. » More …

Oct. 5: Can China’s investments in U.S. be a win-win?

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Styles-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The implications of Chinese economic investments in the U.S. and parts of Africa will be discussed by international business experts and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in CUE 203 at Washington State University. » More …

Study shows growing impact of Washington wine industry

wine-80SEATTLE – The economic impact of wine and wine grapes in Washington shows an increase of $1.3 billion since 2009, or a compound growth rate of 8.5 percent per year, according to a study released today by Washington State Wine. The economic impact of the state’s wine industry was $4.8 billion in 2013, up from $3.5 billion in 2009. » More …