Tag: Economics

Five Phoenix named Future 15

Of the 15 young professionals who will be recognized by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Feb. 20, five have roots and an undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The “Future 15 Young Professional Awards” recognizes 15 young professionals who have made an impact in both their relatively short professional careers, […]

Islam, new in URS, talks economics of minimum wage proposal

A UW-Green Bay faculty member helped offer context for President Obama’s call to increase the minimum wage, speaking Wednesday (Jan. 29) with wearegreenbay.com’s Heather Sawaski. Assistant Prof. Tonmoy Islam, Urban and Regional Studies (Economics), told Sawaski that there are both winners and losers when the minimum wage goes up. The increase would be good for […]

In the news: Nesslein offers take for story on minimum wage protests

Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein, Urban and Regional Studies (Economics) spoke Thursday (Dec. 5) about nationwide protests on the minimum wage, offering an economist’s perspective for interviews with NBC 26 and WBAY, Channel 2. Were the minimum wage to increase as protesters have demanded, employers would have few options on how to react, Nesslein said. “They […]

Congratulations to Max Scheuer, Class of 2010

Max Scheuer, a 2010 Economics and Business Administration major, has been named the 2012 Young Professional of the Year by the Manitowoc County Chamber of Commerce. (He was also a panelist for during Business Week 2013 and recently featured in The Business News.) Our alumni records indicate Scheuer is employed as a business banking officer […]

Nesslein, student talk minimum wage for Press-Gazette front page

Economics Prof. Thomas Nesslein — and a UW-Green Bay student — helped offer some context on President Obama’s minimum wage proposal for a front-page story in Tuesday’s (March 5) Green Bay Press-Gazette. Just one in 11 minimum wage workers is the head of a household, and an increase of the type Obama is proposing would […]

Teaching Scholars: Blaney, Himmelheber, Huh, Lowery, Medland, Saxton-Ruiz

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) congratulates the 2012-2013 Teaching Scholars!  Co-directors of the program, Profs. Angie Bauer and David Voelker, have announced their selections for this year. Each scholar will investigate a teaching issue and present their findings to the campus. The participants and a brief summary of their projects: […]

Dignitaries, others visit Tuesday to kick off Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week Wisconsin, the fourth annual statewide financial literacy campaign, kicks off at UW-Green Bay on Tuesday (Oct. 13). The University’s Students in Free Enterprise chapter is again hosting the kickoff event, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. The honorary chairperson this year is state Sen. Dave […]

Ward named to UW task force

Former interim chancellor David Ward is still a force for good and higher education, just with a different title. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly announced last week at the Board of Regents meeting the formation of a new UW System Task Force on Internationalization and Economic Development. The group will be headed by Ward, […]