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Center for Transportation Research Names 2016 Fellows

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

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The Economist Cites Professor Regarding Upcoming British Vote

On June 23, citizens of Britain will vote on whether their country should stay in the European Union. A paper published in 2012 by David Hummels of Purdue University and Georg Schaur, an economics professor in the Haslam College of Business, finds that every day goods are in transit adds a cost equivalent to a tariff of between 0.6 percent and 2.1 percent.

UT Expert: Olympic Infrastructure Investments, Not Venues, Bring Economic Growth

All eyes turn to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics this week as athletes compete to take the gold. But what happens to the city and sporting facilities that have been built for the event once everyone returns home? It’s a question Scott Holladay, an assistant professor of economics at UT, has considered. He’s studied the overall impact of the Olympics on a host city’s long-term growth.