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August 30, 2021

Economics Professor Gary Libecap was awarded the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Lifetime Achievement Award

July 22, 2021

Professor Lint Barrage spoke on climate policy at the International Conference on Climate Change

June 8, 2021

Undergraduate Economics student Zihao Zeng was awarded the Mortar Board Award for the 2021 school year.

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