Monthly Econ. Brown Bag seminar at SHSU

Students interested in a discussion on income inequality in America are invited to attend this month’s chapter in the Economics Brown Bag Series, this Friday, Nov. 7, at 12:15 p.m., in Room 139 of the Smith-Hutson building.

Associate Professor Mark Frank will speak at the seminar entitled “A New State-Level Panel of Income Inequality Measures over the Period of 1916-2005.”

An expert in the field, Professor Frank has taught Economics of Business and Government and Principles of Macroeconomics. His research interests include the economics of alcohol advertising, income inequality and telecommunications regulation.

The Economic Brown Bag Series is a collection of seminars that are designed to promote dialogue on relevant topics involving the economy. Its purpose is to promote discussion on topics beyond the classroom.

“I hope students will gain a greater historical perspective on the changes in income inequality over the last century,” said Frank.

The brownbag seminar is a new format for the department. The previous seminar, “The Simple Economics of Thresholds: Grades as Incentives,” linked basic principles of economics to real-life scenarios for students.

Past speakers for the seminars include SHSU economics professors Darren Grant and Bill Green.

For more information or to sign up, contact the Economics and International Business Department at 936-294-1265.

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