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What major bank failures mean for Iowans

Monday, March 13, 2023
Emma'le Maas | KWWL
Over the weekend, two major bank failures took over headlines, prompting anxiousness over the future of the United States economy. “Banks fail sometimes, and that’s okay. Businesses go bankrupt, that’s part of a free enterprise system. It’s not the bank failures per se that are the problem," says Dr. Anne Villamil, professor of economics at the University of Iowa.
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State: Small amount of customers in Iowa concerned over bank failures

Monday, March 13, 2023
Ethan Stein | KCRG
Anne Villamil, who studies monetary policy at the University of Iowa, said banks in Iowa are less likely to fail because they work with a variety of groups and sectors of the economy, while Silicon Valley Bank catered to a specific group of people in one industry like tech start-ups.
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Tippie economics students win business case competition

Friday, March 3, 2023
By Tom Snee
A team of Tippie College of Business economics students captured first place in the University of Nebraska’s Tenaska Business Challenge case competition the weekend of Feb. 25 in Lincoln.
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Wartime economics

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The Tippie College of Business is helping a Ukrainian economist continue his research during the country's war with Russia.
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BIG Ideas

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Compiled and edited by Amanda May, Illustrations by Chantal Bennett
Tippie faculty share six suggestions that could shake up society. You may find these spot-on or absolutely bananas, but we have no doubt they’ll start some interesting conversations.
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Interest rates likely to rise again after 4th quarter GDP report falls short

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Valaree Dunn | KGAN
Tippie College of Business Economics Professor Anne Villamil tells Iowa's News Now it's still unclear if we're headed towards a recession, but we can probably expect interest rates to go up again.
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Army and National Guard see lowest enrollment since 1973

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Nada Shamah | KGAN
The Covid-19 pandemic has been blamed for many issues. Now, it is considered one of the reasons the Army has seen the lowest enrollment since 1973. However, some say the state of the country is playing part in why some are saying "no" to the Armed Forces. According to Tippie's Emma Harrington, one factor is that the private sector is giving the younger generation better options in the work force.
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Univ. of Iowa professor: Labor shortage due to lack of participation

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Mollie Swayne | KCRG
Since the pandemic, Iowa has seen worker shortages and lawmakers have been targeting the issue with different proposals and plans. However, according to Assistant Professor of Economics Emma Harrington at the University of Iowa, there is a shortage, but the overall picture right now isn’t dire.
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Fed expected to impose another major rate hike, intensifying inflation fight

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Max Zahn | ABC News
Tippie's Anne Villamil speaks to ABC News about how the approach risks tipping the U.S. into a recession and putting millions out of work.
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Record inflation means uncertainty as the holiday shopping season looms

Monday, October 31, 2022
Matt Kelley | Radio Iowa
Anne Villamil, an economics professor at the University of Iowa, says many retailers are worried that increased costs will force consumers to limit their gift-giving.