Peter Diamond, Nobel Prize winner in economics and U.S. labor market expert, will be the guest speaker at the Knoxville Economics Forum on Friday, November 8. Reservations are being accepted now for the event, which is sponsored by UT’s Department of Economics. The program will take place at Club LeConte. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.
Professor Emeritus John R. Moore has dedicated his life’s work to serving the university, and now has created a faculty award in the College of Business Administration. Moore joined the UT faculty in 1953, serving the Department of Economics as a professor, department head, associate dean, and most recently as a researcher in the Construction
A plan developed by UT students that would help remove barriers and create incentives for the millennial generation to save more money has won a national financial literacy challenge.
William “Bill” Neilson, J. Fred Holly Chair of Excellence, became head of the UT Department of Economics in the College of Business Administration on January 1. He succeeded Robert Bohm, who retired December 2012 after being department head for ten years.
The Wall Street Journal featured UT economics professor Bill Fox in this story about state and local fiscal burdens and their strain on economic recovery. Fox noted a political pitfall: Taxpayers may say they want fiscal prudence but it still is hard for some to accept that their tax money is being redirected to a bank
This summer, politicians are spending a bulk of their time discussing the nation’s fiscal crisis—weighing revenue growth and spending cuts as solutions to the ballooning budget deficit. Front and center in this debate is Senator Bob Corker. Sen. Corker will share his insights at the Knoxville Economics Forum, organized by the College of Business Administration’s
The Knoxville Economics Forum, organized by the UT Knoxville Department of Economics, will be hosting its first meeting on Friday morning, Oct. 15, at Club LeConte in downtown Knoxville. The organization’s mission is to foster open and honest discussion of the most important economic issues in East Tennessee.