DAFRE Dispatch News
A hopeful note on the Corona virus economy
In this editorial, DAFRE Dispatch editor and professor Paul Gottlieb argues that a focus on the economic fundamentals should reduce some of the anxiety associated with the decline in headline indicators.
Research Professor Nazia Arbab: Taking computer tools to the next level
We welcome Dr. Nazia Arbab, newly-appointed Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
EBE Major Alumni Tackling Environmental Issue
Class of 2016
Environmental and Business Economics Major
Credit: Career Exploration and Success (CES) division of Rutgers
Yes, we do chemistry!
Professor Gal Hochman, along with Rutgers colleagues in Chemistry and Public Policy, looks for a better way to fix nitrogen. And no, the nitrogen is not broken.
The Department’s Agthe Scholars for 2019-2020
These EBE students were awarded the Department’s Agthe scholarship, and were honored at a lunch held in December 2019. Left to right: Jeremy Poluszny, Nechama Lowy, and Louis Tallone.
In Economics News…
Click here for summaries of two recent articles about business practices in the Corona virus era. Both articles suggest that we may wind up doing things very differently after the public health crisis passes.
Puzzler: Economic numbers that people often get wrong
Write down your answers to the three questions below. Then click on the link for our explanation.
1. What percentage of the U.S. federal budget is spent on non-military aid to developing countries? Answer
2. What percentage of American adults over the age of 25 hold a college degree? Answer
3. Assume that Joe and John are two neighbors with similar family situations. Joe earns $50,000 per year, and John earns $100,000 per year. Joe pays $5,000 per year in taxes. In your personal opinion about the nature of a fair tax system, what amount do you feel John should pay in taxes?
- Less than $5,000
- more than $5,000, but less than $10,000
- more than $10,000
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