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Who You Know: Study Shows Favoritism is Ubiquitous in Labor Markets

AUSTIN, Texas — Workplace discrimination can destroy morale, breed resentment and lead to lost productivity and unemployment. Although equal-opportunity laws have been created to address discrimination, do they also address favoritism in the workplace?

Sociology, Economics Researchers Receive Grant to Study How STEM Education Contributes to Workforce Success

University of Texas at Austin sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education contributes to career success.

Affordable Care Act Expert Guide

Nursing, Aging, and Insurance Tracie Harrison Associate Professor, School of Nursing APSA Health and Aging Policy Fellow, 2011-2012 512-471-9085 Tharrison@mail.nur.utexas.edu Harrison's expertise is in aging. Last October, she co-sponsored a Health Policy Workshop specifically on insurance in Texas and the Affordable Care Act. Her teaching interests include women’s health, qualitative research, disability over the life…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin Economist Wins IZA Prize in Labor Economics

University of Texas at Austin Economist Wins IZA Prize in Labor Economics

Daniel Hamermesh, the Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin, has received the most prestigious international science award in labor economics in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the analysis of labor demand.

Sociology, Economics Researchers Receive Grant to Study Development Across the Human Lifespan

University of Texas at Austin sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black have received a $3.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the effects of cognition on health, mortality, education and employment from high school and beyond. The findings will provide important insights into three key areas of American public policy — health care, economics and education reform.

Bernard Rapoport, Champion of Education, Dies at 94

Bernard Rapoport, Champion of Education, Dies at 94

Bernard Rapoport, a Waco businessman who was active in higher education, politics, human rights and philanthropy, died Thursday, April 5.

Swimming through Complicated Waters, Medicare Part D Participants Learn to Reduce Spending Over Time, Economist Finds

Despite substantial controversy among academics and policymakers about individuals' ability to choose complicated drug insurance products, economics research from The University of Texas at Austin has provided evidence that Medicare Part D participants quickly adapt and learn to reduce rates of overspending within the system.

Beauty Impacts Hiring, Salaries and Profits, Economist Finds

Beauty Impacts Hiring, Salaries and Profits, Economist Finds

The best looking people earn an extra $250,000, on average, during their careers than the least attractive people and are more likely to remain employed, get promoted and even secure loans, according to a new book by University of Texas at Austin economist Daniel Hamermesh.

Experts for Earth Day: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from the building of sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.

Unseen Economic Progress Among Mexican Americans, University of Texas at Austin Study Reveals

Later-generation Mexican Americans are making more economic progress than previous studies show, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Colorado, Denver.