Recent Departmental News

Dr. John Harvey is the winner of the 2015 Deans’ Research and Creativity Award. An article in TCU360 about the award along with an interview with Dr. Harvey can be viewed here.

Dr. Silda Nikaj's paper on the effects of tobacco prices on reducing smoking participation and average consumption among young people has been cited in a recent World Bank publication entitled Disease Control Priorities (3rd ed.): Volume 3. Cancer. (read the World Bank volume and the abstract of Dr. Nikaj's paper)

The Southwestern Society of Economists (in conjunction with the Federation of Business Disciplines and McGraw-Hill Publishing) awarded their 2015 Outstanding Educator Award to Dr. Ed McNertney. The Outstanding Educator Award is the SSE's lifetime achievement prize, to recognize an individual who has made unique and sustained contributions to student learning. The award also recognizes Dr. McNertney's organizational leadership: as SSE President, Program Chair, Executive Committee member, and Editor of the Southwestern Economic Review.

Dr. Rob Garnett has been nominated for the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar.

Dr. Dawn Elliott's "More Than Budgets" program was featured in the TCU Magazine (read article).

Dr. Rob Garnett published new book entitled Commerce and Community: Ecologies of Social Cooperation, co-edited with Paul Lewis and Lenore Ealy (Routledge, 2015). (see a preview in Google Books)

Dr. Zack Hawley was selected by the TCU Student Government Association as the 2015 AddRan Professor of the Year.

Dr. Steve Quinn published a paper in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics entitled "How Amsterdam Got Fiat Money" and co-authored with William Roberds. (read the abstract of the paper)

Dr. Zack Hawley was selected in NerdScholar's 40 under 40 list which recognizes inspiring university professors who display a love of teaching and cultivate passion in their students. (read more here.)

Our alumni Laura Mason, who works as a financial analyst at ExxonMobil, and Amy Burdett, who is the Asian Deputy Director at the Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, have been featured in TCU's With This Degree. (read more about Laura and Amy.)

Dr. Silda Nikaj has published a paper in the journal Addictive Behaviors, which has been featured by Reuters. (read the news article and the abstract of the paper)

Dr. Rob Garnett has been honored as the 2013-14 AddRan Distinguished Faculty Lecturer and will give a talk entitled “Give, Take, Learn: Commerce and Care in Adam Smith's 21st Century Humanomics" on March 20, 2014.