Posts tagged ‘Economics’

Dr. Harpankar Featured in WalletHub Credit Card Q&A

Dr. Kshama Harpankar, associated professor of economics, was one of the featured experts for the recent WalletHub Q&A “Ask the Experts: Best Credit Cards for College Students.” Among other advice, Dr. Harpankar noted that the best way for a college student to use a credit card is “Using it without going over 30 percent of the allowed credit limit (so the credit utilization ratio remains low) and paying off the full balance at the end of the billing period.”

Dr. Delavan Co-Pens Op-Ed for Philadelphia Inquirer

Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of economics, and Yoram Bauman, an environmental economist, published “RGGI is not Pennsylvania’s best option to cut carbon” in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Dr. Delavan and Bauman share several alternatives to Governor Wolf’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector.

Dr. Delavan’s Pittsburgh Business Times Interview Runs Statewide

Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of economics, was interviewed for the Pittsburgh Business Journal’s story “Pennsylvania fossil-fuel industry received $37 billion in tax breaks in 2019 says report.” Delevan’s analysis of the report appeared across Pennsylvania in outlets such as the Pennsylvania Capital Star, Pittsburgh Business Times, and Pittsburgh City paper. 

Dr. Harpankar Discusses Credit Cards with WalletHub

Dr. Kshama Harpankar, associate professor of economics, was featured in a WalletHub Q&A regarding credit cards. She provided advice ranging from tips for applying for credit cards to pitfalls to avoid while using credit cards.

Dr. Delavan Quoted in U.S. News

Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of economics, was quoted in the recent U.S. News article“6 Changes for Your Finances Under President Biden.” Dr. Delavan noted that “It looks like Biden is going to try to help make student loans and grants more affordable, transparent and available,” and that “Job creation is not like instant coffee…”

Drs. Delavan and Josephson Quoted in LebTown

Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of economics, and Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and assistant professor of business administration, were quoted in the LebTown article, “Ruby Tuesday now ‘ghost kitchen’ for delivery-focused seafood franchise

Dr. Harpankar’s Chapter Published

Dr. Kshama Harpankar, associate professor of economics, published a chapter, “Optimal Nitrogen Management for Meeting Sustainable Development Goal 2,” in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy

Dr. Delavan Publishes Book Chapter

Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of  economics, was among the authors featured in “After the Pandemic: Visions of Life Post COVID-19,” which was recently published by Sunbury Press. Delvan’s chapter, “The Looming Health Insurance Problem,” was included in the 27-chapter book edited by Lawrence Knorr.

Dr. Delavan Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of economics, was quoted regarding the uncertainty in international geopolitics possibly affecting energy prices, in the U.S. News & Report article What Will Cost More—and Less—in 2019.

Joseph Valent ’21 Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Joseph Valent ’21, an economics major from Stevens, Pa., recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Scout project was installing a play at the Ephrata Bible Fellowship Church.