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 […]

Is a liberal arts education still needed in today’s economy?

Should a student get a college education to:a) learn a skillb) contribute to your communityc) know yourselfd) be well-rounded and think criticallye) all of the aboveThe answer to this question is something universities across the nation are considering, and the programs they offer depend on their answer.Is the purpose of a general or liberal arts […]

Move to Town Centre Building expected to spark economy

The Washington State University Foundation has moved into Pullman’s new Town Centre building. Movement of equipment, offices, and personnel began the last week in March and will continue in stages through the first week in April. The WSU Foundation will occupy the second and third floors of the three-story brick building on the southwest corner […]

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 […]