Posts Tagged ‘economics’

MSU’s ag economics department turns 100

STARKVILLE — A leading environmental economist will be the featured speaker Feb. 13 as Mississippi State University commemorates the centennial birthday of the agricultural economics department. University alumnus Richard T. Carson, now an economics professor at the University of California, San Diego, will speak at 2 p.m. in McCool Hall’s Taylor Auditorium. The event is […] [...]

Marianne Hill retires after tracking state economy for two decades

The logic of purposely dumping American grown wheat into the Gulf of Mexico while large parts of the world’s population starved didn’t compute for high school math whiz Marianne Hill. Her teacher’s short-form answer – the wheat dumping protected farmers in the Third World countries whose people were starving – equally befuddled Hill, who decided […] [...]

State’s tax collections come in under expectations

by Associated Press Published: May 5,2013

Tags: appropriations, budget, economics, tax, tax collections

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI —  Mississippi tax collections were $46 million, or 8.2 percent, below the estimate for the month of April. Kathy Waterbury, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Revenue, said the majority of drop may be due to timing of receipts and processing. “We won’t know for certain until all of the income tax […] [...]

Robinson receives promotion

by MBJ Staff Published: April 12,2013

Tags: economics, Lee Robinson, Mississippi Valley Division

Lee Robinson, lead economist of the Vicksburg District, was recently selected as the new lead economist for the Mississippi Valley Division. Robinson will be the lead for all economists throughout the six district offices in the Mississippi Valley Division. The Mississippi Valley Division is located in Vicksburg and oversees six district offices located in St. […] [...]

Economic study touts virtues of offshoring

by Ted Carter Published: July 22,2012

Tags: economics, immigration, London School of Economics, offshoring

Here’s a little something that might not go down easy for workers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the United States: Offshoring of jobs and the influx of immigrant labor into the country do not — on the whole — damage the U.S. labor force, says a new paper from the London School of Economics Center […] [...]

Matthews accepts award

by MBJ Staff Published: June 3,2012

Tags: Delta State University, economics, Michelle Matthews, University of Mississippi

Delta State University’s College of Business recently awarded the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award to associate professor of economics Dr. Michelle Matthews. A native of Tunica, Matthews graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1997 with a degree in banking and finance and in 2003 she received her PhD. in economics. She has been working at […] [...]

Schools recognized for economic education

by Associated Press Published: October 5,2010

Tags: economic development, economics, education, financial literacy

PURVIS — Lamar County School District’s efforts to give students a strong economics background is paying off. The district has been recognized as a state model for its comprehensive K-12 economics curriculum by the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. It has received the first Banner School for Financial Readiness […] [...]

Southern Entrepreneurship Program

HATTIESBURG — MBJ-TV photojournalist Stephen McDill travels to Hattiesburg to visit with highschoolers gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi to compete for top honors in the Statewide Business Plan Competition for 2010. [...]

Miss. Council on Economic Education Winners’ Reception

by Stephen McDill Published: May 3,2010

Tags: economics, JACKSON, Millsaps College, Mississippi, Stephen McDill, stock market

JACKSON- MCEE’s top economics students from across Mississippi gather at Millsaps College in Jackson to receive awards for their academic accomplishments in the 2009-2010 year. [...]

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