How Much Will Inflation Really Influence Spending This Holiday Season?

Almost everything is more expensive these days: Gas prices have reached record highs. Grocery prices are through the roof. And as we approach the holiday season, all that inflation leaves little money for extras like entertainment, travel, or shopping — or does it?  For the scoop on how inflation will influence the holidays, we checked in with UNLV hospitality professor, tourism researcher, and consumer behavior expert Amanda Belarmino.

‘Uncertain’ economic outlook includes negative growth in 2023; recession not ruled out

With inflation at a 40-year high and an economy that is growing at a sluggish pace, concerns about a recession are real. But it may be avoided if consumer spending continues to persist and if more workers enter the labor force, according to a forecast released today by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Leadership Online: Charisma Matters Most in Video Communication

Managers need to make a consistent impression in order to motivate and inspire people, and that applies even more to video communication than to other digital channels. That is the result of a study by researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). They investigated the influence that charismatic leadership tactics used in text, audio and video communication channels have on employee performance. They focused on mobile work and the gig economy, in which jobs are flexibly assigned to freelancers via online platforms. The results of the study have been published in The Leadership Quarterly. (DOI: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2022.101631)

Student debt cancellation is a win-win

President Biden’s plan to forgive between $10,000 and $20,000 of student loan debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 a year is actually a win-win scenario, according to Daniel McKeever, assistant professor in the School of Management at Binghamton University,…

CU Social Innovation Hub – Driving Social Science Research towards Social Innovation, Raising the Community’s Quality of Life, Meeting Social Needs

Chula reveals the success of CU SiHub as an incubator for faculty members, researchers, and students to drive research in the social sciences, arts and humanities to create social innovation businesses and social enterprises toward a sustainable society.

May Jobs Report: “There’s never been a better time to look for a new job”

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released its jobs report Friday, finding US employers added 390,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate stayed at 3.6 percent for the third month in a row. The numbers signal to experts that…

FAU’s LeaAnne DeRigne, Ph.D., Cited in U.S. ‘2022 Economic Report of President Biden’

DeRigne’s research on the importance of paid sick leave benefits cited in President Biden’s report, was published in 2016 in the journal Health Affairs. The study was the first to examine the relationship between paid sick leave benefits and delays in medical care and forgone medical care for both working adults and their family members.

Labor shortages expected to continue in 2022, Kelley economic forecast predicts

Economists at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business expect the U.S. and Indiana economies to remain somewhat resilient amid challenges presented by COVID-19 and supply-chain issues, but labor shortages will continue to be a major concern for many businesses in 2022.

Northwestern Kellogg Professor on America’s Failure To Deliver Sufficient Vaccines Worldwide and Why It Will Cost The U.S. Its Global Leadership

MEDIA ALERT – AUGUST 23, 2021  EVANSTON, IL — “While the U.S. is trying to incentivize Americans to get vaccinated, people in developing countries are protesting a lack of access. The U.S. needs to step up its global vaccine sharing, not…

UT/TT Poll: Texans’ Views on Vaccines, Leadership, Legislation and the Future

The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll showed significant differences along party lines on Texans’ attitudes about COVID-19 vaccines: 79% of Democrats report being vaccinated, compared with 47% of Republicans. And about a quarter of Texans (24%) say they are not planning on getting a vaccine.

Arizona’s economic forecast: Will the state see a rebound in summer tourism?

Despite the Valley’s high temperatures, the appeal of traveling and enjoying leisure activities and entertainment around the state exists and contributes to the state’s overall tourism tax revenue. In 2019, prior to the pandemic, Arizona’s estimated tax revenue from lodging, restaurants and bars, retail and amusement was well over $67 million in June alone, according to the Arizona Office of Tourism. So what’s Arizona’s summer economic forecast for 2021 after a cautious pandemic year?

When the Economy Goes Down, So Does the Quality of Our Diets

According to a new study, adults overall ate more refined grains and solid fats and children increased their intake of added sugar during the recession. The impacts of the downturn were especially pronounced in food-insecure households, where individuals significantly reduced their intake of protein and dark green vegetables while increasing total sugars.

Colonial Pipeline: Pres. Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order, Economic Impacts, Gas Shortages & Ransomware Attack: Kogod School of Business Experts Available

  WHAT: After almost a week of being shut down due to a ransomware attack, the Colonial Pipeline has finally restarted operations yesterday evening. The shut down caused panic throughout the East Coast with gas stations experiencing shortages and very…

What we don’t understand about poverty in America

What if the idealized image of American society — a land of opportunity that will reward hard work with economic success — is completely wrong?“Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty,” a new book from Mark Rank, a leading academic expert on poverty, explores this concept.It is the first book to systematically address and confront many of the most widespread myths pertaining to poverty.

WVU responds to data revolution with new major

The world is in the midst of a data revolution. From how we shop to how we vote and all decisions in between, there is a growing need for professionals trained to use modern data analysis to solve everyday problems. To meet these 21st century workforce demands, WVU is launching a new undergraduate data science major.

WashU Experts: We need economic rescue, and we need it now 

After months of failed negotiations that left many Americans, businesses and a further weakening economy in the lurch, lawmakers are scrambling the week before Christmas 2020 to reach a deal on an economic stimulus plan that could top $900 billion. If Congress passes the deal, will it do enough to help struggling Americans and businesses stay afloat?To answer that question, three business and economics experts at Washington University in St.