Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies

Recent Activity at the Center

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    June 30, 2014


    Researching Economic Policies Addressing Tobacco-Related Morbidity

    This year the Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey are collaborating on two research projects concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico. Learn more...

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    Spring, 2014


    Survey Research and Design Colloquia & Workshops

    In partnership with SMU's Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Community Development Department, CORE offers a colloquium and workshop series that focuses on survey research. Learn more...

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    April 16, 2014


    Addressing Financial Crises over the 100 Years of the Federal Reserve System: Lessons from the Great Depression to the Great Recession

    What went wrong with the financial system that the Great Recession—and nearly a depression—occurred? Why has the Fed engaged in unusual policy? These and other questions will be addressed by Dr. John Duca of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Learn more...

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Recent Multimedia

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    The 14th Advances in Econometrics Conference, 2013

    After dinner Saturday evening at the 14th Advances in Econometrics Conference, held in honor of Peter C.B. Phillips, Phillips addresses his friends and colleagues, and Thomas B. Fomby presents Phillips with a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the econometrics discipline. Learn More...

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    China Household Finance Survey - CHFS on the Road, 2013

    Professor Li Gan and his team of surveyors travel through China obtaining data for the China Household Finance Survey. Professor Gan spoke about the survey at the Richard B. Johnson Center / DFW Association for Business Economics gathering held at SMU on November 8, 2013. Learn More...

The Richard B. Johnson Center sponsors SAS certification programs for economics graduate students. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Seminars

(Upcoming economics talks open to the general public. Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held from 2:00-3:30 in Umphrey Lee, Rm 303)

Seminar schedule to start again in the fall. Check back for seminar dates/times.

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Recent Commentary


Thomas B. Fomby, Ph.D.

Big Data and Patient Care: Health Care Economics The economics of health care is changing as Big Data methodologies are contributing to innovation, increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness within the health-care sector.

Li Gan, Ph.D.

Income Inequality and Economic Transition in China. PowerPoint slides from a presentation given to the DFW Association for Business Economics in the Meadows Museum at SMU.