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Alumnus named Carolina’s 53rd Rhodes Scholar

November 22, 2021

Justin Hadad ’21 majored in economics and applied physics and minored in Latin. At Carolina, he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an Honors Carolina laureate and an entrepreneur.

A blessed life: Cliff Huang and his journey from Taiwan to UNC

September 28, 2021

In a story seemingly made-for-TV, Cliff Huang, Ph.D. ’68, weaves a tale that is truly rags to (academic) riches. It’s a story that led him to recently make a $1.5 million gift to support graduate students in the department of economics.

Drinking among first-year college students decreases during pandemic

August 3, 2021

First-year college students are reporting drinking less alcohol and having fewer episodes of binge drinking four months into the coronavirus pandemic than they were before the pandemic started, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Net Fix

March 18, 2019

With the mass adoption of streaming video services and last yearʼs repeal of net neutrality rules, how consumers interact with the internet is poised to change in unprecedented ways. Two UNC economists create tools to help industry analysts and policymakers chart a course through the uncertainty.

Economics professor to co-lead $50 million blockchain research initiative

June 4, 2018

Eric Ghysels, Edward Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences and professor of finance at Kenan-Flagler Business School, will co-lead a new research initiative to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments.