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NPR Marketplace: Dr. Meghan Millea talks about the impact of financial crisis on economics education

On a recent NPR Marketplace broadcast, Dr. Meghan Millea from ECU Economics Department talks about the impact of #financialcrisis on economics education and how she gets her students engaged in class. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf_zJjkD2tB/ See also post on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155397448198596&id=371955638595 Listen to episode from 18min. 55sec https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace/03062018

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Jacob Hochard named the Coastal-Maritime Council Coastal Scholar Award winner (2018)

Jake Hochard received the 2018 Coastal-Maritime Council Coastal Scholar Award. The CMC is a forum for discussing internal and external issues and actions that are important to coastal and maritime interests campus-wide and at affiliated institutions. In accordance with its goal of encouraging research from non-tenured tenure-track faculty, the CMC recognizes outstanding scholarship contributing to our knowledge, understanding and improvement

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ECU PROFESSOR USING ECONOMICS TO INFLUENCE FARMING (Greg Howard)

Greg Howard’s research was featured in the News distributed by the East Carolina University: “As eastern North Carolina farmers continue to adjust to commercial challenges in the face of an aging population and overall decline in farmland, one East Carolina University professor is using the power of economics to aid the region.” Read the full feature here: https://www.northcarolina.edu/news/2018/01/Environmental-Impact

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Inaugural Troxler Visiting Distinguished Professor of Economics, 2017

Under the generous support of the Harold C. Troxler Endowment, John C. Whitehead will be the inaugural Troxler Visiting Distinguished Professor of Economics this year. (https://economics.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/john-whitehead-phd) Dr. Whitehead is a highly regarded scholar in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at ECU in 1989 and served as Director of the Coastal and

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Rising Economics Stars Ceremony

Economics faculty recognized its high-achieving students at its inaugural Spring recognition ceremony on Feb. 23. The first group of students recognized are the “Rising Economics Stars”. These are the students who during the past three semesters have received either an “A” or “A-“ in both of the introductory economics courses. The second group of students recognized are all economics majors

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Dr. Hochard receives major grant from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Dr. Jake Hochard today received a major grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Lead Principal Investigator (PI). He and his collaborators have been awarded $400,000 for a three-year project, titled “Community-level Management of Human Health Risks from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) with Defensive Natural Capital Investments.”

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Professor Jamie Kruse elected to the Board of Trustees of the Southern Economic Association

Professor Jamie Kruse has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Southern Economic Association.  The Southern Economic Association is one of the oldest economics associations in the United States, dating back to 1928.  The association’s Southern Economic Journal which began publication in 1933 is the eighth oldest American scholarly journal in economics.  Kruse’s four-year term will begin November

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