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Faculty In Action – Update 2008

Don Holley was quoted in a Boise Weekly story on the causes behind recent unemployment hikes in the state and region.

Don Holley and history professor Todd Shallat were featured in a Channel 2 news story on the similarities between the 1929 stock market crash and the recent crisis on Wall Street.

Don Holley was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story on the decline of Idaho’s economic growth following a 20-year boom.

Zeynep Hansen, economics, along with colleague Marc Law from the University of Vermont, published an article in the prestigious Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 51, No. 2: 251-269, titled “The Political Economy of Truth-in-Advertising Regulation during the Progressive Era.”

Don Holley was interviewed by KBCI-TV on the Idaho Lottery and by the Idaho Statesman on the impact of the economic stimulus package on the local economy, especially retailers. Holley was also quoted in two stories in the May 1 Idaho Statesman. In the first, Holley commented on Micron’s role in the valley’s economy. In the second, about Boise’s No. 7 ranking on Forbes’ list of worst cities for homeowner debt, Holley noted the decline in homeowner values was a national and not just a local problem.

Don Holley was quoted in a Fox 12 news report on the rising cost of gasoline, and how that relates to a global economy.

Scott Lowe authored “Housing Market Impacts of Inclusionary Zoning,” which appeared in the National Association of Home Builders’ Housing Affordability Research Report, as a University of Maryland National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education report, and was quoted in the March 3 edition of Nation’s Building News.

Geoff Black and Chris Loucks testified before the Idaho Senate Education Committee in support of Senate Bill 1406, Early Childhood Development and Education. This proposed bill would develop up to 10 pilot pre-kindergarten education programs throughout the state.

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