economics

The United States of Inequality

New course explores inequality in America

The general education course discusses the complexity and interconnectedness of inequality.


Humans of the U: Matthew and Barbara Jones Brown

“We have stayed connected to the university because three of our oldest sons have attended the U.”


Pandemic recession and recovery

Learn from a U economics professor how the pandemic recession compares to a bungee jump.


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How COVID-19 impacts economies

Widespread disease affects economic supply and demand and may have long-lasting impacts.


Three men and two women stand against a backdrop holding clear glass awards.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences honors alumni

For the college’s 50th anniversary, it honored an alum from each of the past five decades.


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U research suggests public safety risks in bail reform

Discussions of reforming the bail system often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit crimes? The answer appears to be yes.


U economists tally societal cost of preterm birth

In the United States, 1 in 10 babies is born preterm, or at a gestational age of less than 37 weeks. The causes of preterm birth are complicated but the effects are clear: Preterm birth has lasting consequences for the child and their family.


Humans of the U: Hollie Morales

“I never fathomed that I’d become a widow at 34, left to raise my four children alone, the oldest 15, the baby 2. Medulloblastoma was supposed to be a pediatric brain tumor, so how could it put a 36-year-old man in the grave in just eight months? It felt like déjà vu. My daddy died from glioblastoma brain cancer when I was 20 …. But I’m not going to tell you a sob story. I started school at 35 determined to make a difference in the world of cancer and this fall, I’ll embark upon my next quest—a Ph.D. in oncological sciences studying brain cancer here at the U. If I am able to make a difference in just one life all the years of studying, sleepless nights and sacrificing a social life will be worth it.”


Humans of the U: Sophie Wu

“Coming to Utah let me believe that age and gender will never be a barrier to success. With my deepest gratitude, I humbly share this thought with you: If you believe something is right to do, just do it. When you truly want a thing for better, the whole world will stay united to help you make it come true. Nothing will prevent you from moving further.”


CRIME RESEARCH

U researchers identify link between Chicago homicide spike and decline in stop-and-frisk policing.