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Master of Arts in Economics Resources

What Is Applied Economics?

I am beholden to the brilliant economic theorists and econometricians who have come before me.  They spent their careers developing the core theoretical models and econometric tools that I use every day in my... Read Full Article

Economic Growth and Development: Role of Intellectual Property Rights

Many people understand the importance of economic development – for alleviating poverty, raising standards of living, and supporting our social, cultural, and political infrastructure – but the scholarly literature... Read Full Article

Understanding Bankruptcy

Despite the fact that over 34 million individuals and businesses have used the federal bankruptcy law since 1898, researchers and policymakers interested in studying the causes and consequences of bankruptcy... Read Full Article

Careers in Economics

As we move into the era of “big data,” the time has never been better to start a career in Economics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 17,000 economists employed in the United States,... Read Full Article

Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Econometric Analysis

Over the last decade, I have had research collaborations with the World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) on household level... Read Full Article