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October, 2019

Scientists are using Wikipedia too

Wikipedia: A Professional Resource? When non-scientists need to understand science, they turn to Wikipedia. When scientists need to understand science they turn to Wikipedia. Wait, really? Yes, really. That’s one of the takeaways from a new study by Doug Hanley, an Assistant Professor in the Pitt Department of Economics. In the study...

Dept Alumna Named Rhodes Scholar

  Lia Petrose, a University of Pittsburgh and Economics Department alumna, (BS 2017), recently won the prestigious, Rhodes Scholarship: one of the oldest and most competitve international study awards. As a winner, Petrose is awarded two to three years of study at Oxford University. The traits considered when reviewing applicants...

Everyday Econ: Health Insurance Mandates

Health Insurance markets sometimes include mandates: requirements that everyone obtain health insurance. For example, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) included health insurance mandates for individuals and for large employers. Many health insurance policy proposals involve some sort of mandate. This video explains some of the...