Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spencer Lewen `14 interviewed by Value Penguin

Roanoke College senior Spencer Lewen, an economics major, was interviewed by Value Penguin. He discussed why he chose to study economics and the future of the field.

You can read his interview here.

Great job Spencer!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Check out blog posts by Roanoke College Health Economics students

This semester Dr. Kassens' Health Economics students have each made five blog posts based upon a prompt.

Students analyzed several big issues such as the economic costs and benefits of PPACA, the "right" to health care, and mandatory paid sick leave.

You can read their posts and see the progress the students made in their writing skills over the semester here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Top words in ECON 122 Twitter Project

Minimum wage dominated the early tweets this semester in Kassens ECON 122 (Principles of Macroeconomics), but things have changed. Check out the current top words and what they are talking about: