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Personal income — the rest of the economic story

Personal income — one of the most pertinent barometers of local and regional economies — often is overlooked, according to economist Gary Smith, whose office is based out of WSU’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center. “Without question, personal income is far and above the best available local indicator of general purchasing power,” Smith said. “Therefore, […]

China scholar probes culture and economics

Considered by many to be the world’s leading expert on Chinese economics, Kenneth Pomeranz will take part in two public events during his visit to WSU Oct. 17-18. The Chancellor’s Professor of History and professor of East Asia languages and literatures at University of California, Irvine, will lecture on “Historical Perspectives on the East Asian […]

Yale economist to give stock market outlook

Yale University economist Robert Shiller, author of the New York Times best seller “Irrational Exuberance,” will present the inaugural Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Speaker Lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Todd Hall 276. Shiller, a frequent CNBC guest and the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics at Yale, has titled his speech “Irrepressible […]