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Ripon College Receives $1 Million Gift to Endow Professorship in Economics

A $1 million dollar gift has been made to Ripon College by Robert and Joan Murray to establish a new endowed professorship in economics. The gift is a tribute “to honor my father, a long-time trustee of the College, and my mother with a gift to the institution of higher learning that meant so much to them and was so… Continue reading

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Schoofs Weighs In On Minimum Wage Increase

Paul Schoofs, Patricia Parker Francis Professor of Economics at Ripon College, is quoted in an article in the Green Bay Press Gazette about whether or not the minimum wage in the United States should be increased. The article examines the issue from a wide variety of perspectives. Schoofs discusses the disparity in cost of living in different portions of the… Continue reading

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Margaretten Documents Struggles of Tanzanian Women in South Africa

Molly Margaretten, Ripon College Assistant Professor of Anthropology, wrote an article that recently appeared in a South African weekly newspaper, the Mail & Guardian. The article was published in short form as “Making hairdo: Paucity and proverbs in Durban” in the Mail & Guardian newspaper and in its entirety as “I Get Money, Now I Get Trouble: Tanzanian Women in… Continue reading

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Zhosan Examines “Tragedy of the Commons”

Dmytro Zhosan, associate professor of Business and Economics at Ripon College, and co-author Roy Gardner (late Professor of Economics at Indiana University), examine different factors that can help avoid tragedy of the commons in a new article published in Environment and Development Economics. In the article, “Problems of the commons: group behavior, cooperation and sanctioning in a two harbor experiment,”… Continue reading

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