Economist Eric Jessup to speak at Common Reading lecture

PULLMAN – Eric Jessup, associate professor in the WSU School of Economic Sciences, will present “The Role of Transportation in Agricultural, Food and Energy Policy Development” at 7 p.m. April 6 in the CUE, Room 202. Hosting his presentation is the WSU Common Reading Program.   The U.S. economy is currently dependent on foreign oil […]

Washington’s new chief economist to discuss state’s future

PULLMAN – The economic health and future of Washington State will be the subject of a free universitywide address by the new executive director of the Washington Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The public address will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in Johnson Hall C107.   Arun Raha, who earned his doctorate in economics […]

Economic Issues Conference held in Pasco

PULLMAN – Energy and agriculture will be the focus of the first annual WSU Economic Issues and Outlook Conference scheduled Dec. 6-7 at the Red Lion Inn at Pasco. “The agriculture and energy sectors are operating in unprecedented economic conditions and experiencing record commodity prices,” said Tom Marsh, associate professor in WSU’s School of Economic […]

VP for econ development and extension appointed

Gardner PULLMAN — John C. Gardner, vice president for research and economic development for the University of Missouri system, will become the vice president for economic development and extension for Washington State University on July 1. In making the announcement, WSU President Elson S. Floyd praised Gardner’s long and distinguished career in economic development, agriculture […]

Smith provides a face for WSU on the West side

When Robin Klemm arrived in Seattle from Philadelphia two years ago her expectations for being able to connect with fellow economists were pretty low.   “Philadelphia has an active community of economists,” said the former professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School of Business and former president of the Philadelphia Council of Economists. […]

Lecture focus: consumer behavior, pleasure

“The New Science of Pleasure: Consumer Behavior and the Measurement of Well-Being,” will be addressed by Daniel L. McFadden, 2000 Nobel Laureate, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Todd Hall 116.The annual Bertha C. Leigh Distinguished Lecture in Economics is made possible by a gift from the family of Duane Leigh, retired as chair […]

WSU changes College of Business and Economics name

A vote by the Washington State University Board of Regents Friday, Jan. 27, officially updated the name of the College of Business and Economics to the College of Business.“The new name reflects the direction and mission of one of our most important colleges,” says WSU President V. Lane Rawlins.“Today and going forward, we will provide […]

Business college speaker cancels Jan. 25 visit

A public presentation by Grubb & Ellis Co. Executive Vice President Maureen Ehrenberg has been cancelled, according to the Washington State University College of Business and Economics. Ehrenberg was slated to also visit business classes on campus Jan. 25 as the DeYoung Executive-in-Residence for 2006. The college hopes to reschedule her visit and public presentation soon.  

Attitudes, ads, music kindle holiday buying

A bah-humbug attitude could cost you this holiday season — either out of pocket or under the tree. That’s the surprising conclusion from recent research in WSU’s College of Business and Economics.Turns out that those who love Christmas enjoy shopping more (no surprise there), but researchers were surprised to discover that while both Santas and […]

Federal Reserve Bank Symposium Nov. 16 at WSU

Representatives of the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco will discuss how the Federal Reserve works; challenges to the banking industry; current economic trends and risk; and monetary policy at a symposium scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Room T-101 of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building.During the symposium, […]