Marianne Wanamaker—an expert on American economic history, education and demography, and labor economics—has been appointed to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers to advise the council on labor and education economics questions.
Department of Economics News
The Center for Transportation Research at UT has established itself as a go-to source for information, research, and expertise in all areas of transportation. Recently, the CTR established its Faculty Fellows program to recognize some of the people who have helped advance that work. Now in its third year, the program has 15 members, including
Alan Viard, a nationally recognized economist and resident scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, will be the guest speaker at the Knoxville Economics Forum Friday, October 28. His speech, “The Business Tax Reform Debate: The 2016 Election and Beyond,” will address business tax reform as it relates to the 2016 election. Reservations are being accepted now for the event, which is sponsored by the Department of Economics in the Haslam College of Business.
UT’s Center for Transportation Research has selected three faculty members from the College of Engineering, one from the Department of Economics and one from the Haslam College of Business as part of its 2015 Fellows class.
Randy Boyd, an entrepreneur and Tennessee economic and community development commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the Knoxville Economics Forum on Friday, March 27.
UT’s Larry Bray and Mark Burton, both of the Center for Transportation Research as well as the Department of Economics, recently helped author a study on inland waterways.
Lower unemployment rates, falling gas prices, and increased consumer confidence position the national and Tennessee economies for continued recovery and strong growth in 2015 and beyond.
Climate change has been linked to the recent surge in natural disturbances, such as storms, wildfires, and insect outbreaks. That’s led scientists to look at preemptive measures to mitigate the damage.
A public forum on the chronically poor health condition of people in Knoxville and around Tennessee will be held on Thursday, November 20, at UT Medical Center.
Last week, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Debora Baldwin, associate professor of psychology; Bruce MacLennan, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Anthony Nownes, professor of political science; and Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics, each received the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award.