Energy analysts at The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Energy Economics (CEE) and the World Bank have completed the first comprehensive database of 49 National Oil Companies (NOCs), titled "A Citizen's Guide to National Oil Companies." The database is complemented by a technical report containing a preliminary analysis and possible interpretation of the… » Continue Reading
Event: The Liberal Arts Council at The University of Texas at Austin presents "Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going," a panel discussion on the economic crisis, its political implications and how one can navigate through the crisis via critical thinking skills and an open mind. When: Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Where: The… » Continue Reading
Balance Due: The United States is in the midst of an economic crisis that is threatening the country's financial stability, as well as the global economy. The crisis began with a collapse in the subprime mortgage market, and, in short order, longstanding institutions such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, as well as several well-known banks, failed, filed for bankruptcy or were taken over.
James W. McKie, professor emeritus of economics, died Oct. 30, following a long illness.