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Econ 050

Dec 19, 2018

Since a 3.6 magnitude earthquake in the Groningen town of Huizinge in 2012, the province has been reeling from more man-made quakes induced by natural gas extraction in the region. Is there an end in sight to the earthquakes? What happens after natural gas extraction ends in the north? Professor of regulation of...


Dec 6, 2018

Assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow Milena Nikolova has looked into how one partner unexpectedly losing his or her job can impact the happiness not only of the recently let go employee, but also their spouse's well-being. Although income is obviously important, it's not just about money. How can companies...


Nov 22, 2018

Trying to divine what the United Kingdom will be like in a post-Brexit world is a daunting task, but Bart Los, a Professor of the Economics of Technological Progress and Structural Change, is working to do just that: crunching the numbers to figure out what the impact of Brexit is likely to be on jobs and the economy...


Nov 15, 2018

Diversity in the workplace is good for business. It brings fresh perspectives and creativity, and helps companies make sure they have the best talent working for them. However, being an international worker can come with disadvantages. Traci White sat down with postdoctoral researcher Burcu Subasi to hear how...


Nov 15, 2018

From your friendly facewash to your trusty toilet cleaner, companies love giving products personalities to encourage us to buy them. It's a phenomenon called anthropomorphism and it's rooted in human psychology. To hear about how it works, Traci White caught up with Jing Wan, an assistant professor at the Faculty...