Study: Shoppers bear brunt of soda tax, buy fewer sweetened drinks

Friday, November 8, 2019

Economics Professor David Frisvold's research on soda tax is referenced in this Philadelphia Tribune article. His research, along with Mathematica Policy Research and Cornell University, has found that Philadelphia households are buying fewer sugary drinks now than they were before the sweetened beverage tax was implemented.

In the news

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Several Tippie faculty members have been mentioned in the news recently. Read more about them.

The Tippie Connection: a passion for excellence and a legacy of giving back launches student’s career

Thursday, May 10, 2018

When we tell student success stories, what sometimes gets lost are the stories of all the people who made that success possible. Each one of us stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. Our families raised us, faculty mold us, alumni give back with their time, counsel, and hard-earned money. This is the story of a Tippie student from Burlington, Iowa, who through a solid curriculum, good advice, and hard work landed a job offer with Goldman Sachs following her graduation in May 2018. And it's also a story of some of the people whose shoulders she's standing on.  

Passing along the soda tax to consumers

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Local governments across the country are turning to soda taxes in an effort to improve public health by discouraging consumption of the sugary drinks. In some cities, soda distributors are passing that cost along to consumers.

Tippie team places in top five in Eller Ethics Case Competition

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

After three rounds of presentations, Tippie undergraduate students Matt Hubbell and Molly Monroe took fifth place in this year’s Eller Ethics Case Competition, an annual competition that challenges students to analyze a timely ethical case with real-world business relevance.

Iowa regulators set for final vote on Cedar Rapids casino

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Professor of Economics John Solow comments on the economic development that doesn't happen with the creation of major attractions like sport stadiums or casinos.

Carter delivers lecture on urban revitalization, sustainability

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Majora Carter delivers lecture on improving communities through sustainable economic development.

Iowa economists sign letter to Trump supporting immigration

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Twenty Iowa economists from seven colleges and universities signed a New American Economy letter to President Trump emphasizing the importance of immigration for economic development.

Major study points way to higher profits, engaged workers, company differentiation

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Four decades after the initial popularization of ESOPs, we’re still only beginning to grasp the surprising extent of benefits the ownership format brings to employees, to companies, to selling entrepreneurs and to the economy at large. That’s newly affirmed by an important publication, in the form of a meta-analysis of more than 100 individual studies, on the impact of employee ownership. Authored by researchers at the University of Iowa, Villanova University and Indiana University, the new analysis captured data on more than 56,000 companies in the U.S. and abroad. And, when all the caveats and qualifications were in, found that a company with a significant employee ownership could expect to be 4% more profitable than others.

Iowa's next minimum wage hike isn't where you'd expect

Monday, August 29, 2016

Wapello County, one of Iowa's poorest counties, is a step away from raising its minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2019. John Solow, a University of Iowa professor of economics, said he was surprised but not shocked that Wapello was the next Iowa county to move on the minimum wage.