Tuesday, June 25, 2013


The Roanoke Economics Program Blog has established a daily publication through paper.li called Twitternomica. The daily culls selected sources for articles, charts, Twitter hashtags, etc. pertaining to economics. You can find the daily by using the tab on this blog entitled "Twitternomica".

Check out today's edition below, or go to the tab to read it daily.

Is there a source that you would like added? Drop us an email to let us know.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Dr. Kassens interviewed by Everyday Health on sickness and productivity in the workplace

Dr. Kassens was interviewed for the second time in a few weeks by Everyday Health. This time the conversation was about workplace policies on sick days. You can read the interview here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Word cloud: Summer school tweeting week #1

Want to know what Dr. Kassens ECON 122 Principles of Economics students are learning? Check out the word cloud based upon their tweets from class:

You can check out the conversation: #kassensecon122

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Economics students abroad

Last month several economics majors participated in intensive learning courses. Two students, Emma Webb and Matt Nguyen, traveled to Romania to study food and politics. Emma wrote "We were out in downtown Bucharest and ran across this bar that was so appropriately economic themed that we couldn't resist. I just thought I would send this photo along!"

Dr. Fleming replied "Now that's compound interest!"

Do you have any great economics pictures? Send them to us!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dr. Kassens interviewed for article in Everyday Health

Everyday Health

Jeffrey Kopman of Everyday Health interviewed Dr. Kassens for his article on employer costs of smoking. Read the full article here.