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A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, says John W. Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy at the U. of I.

Public employee pensions continue to lose out to gambling giveaways, expert says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 24, 2015

A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, a leading national gambling critic and University of Illinois expert warns.

Published Date: March 24, 2015


Health care policymakers concerned about improving the management of health risks should view the pace of medical innovation as an important lever of influence, says Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.

Study: Economic benefits of medical innovation undervalued

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 19, 2015

Health care policymakers concerned about improving the management of health risks should view the pace of medical innovation as an important “lever of influence,” says Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.

Published Date: March 19, 2015


An influx of aid to war-torn countries can actually exacerbate violent conflicts, says new research co-written by Benjamin Crost, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois.

Paper: Development aid can exacerbate violence in war-torn countries

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 5, 2015

Although development aid is commonly seen as an important tool in the quest to reduce poverty in conflict-riven countries, new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in development economics concludes that large-scale foreign aid programs can backfire and actually exacerbate violence in some long-running conflicts.

Published Date: March 5, 2015


A new book co-edited by U. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown examines the profound effect the financial shocks of the last decade had on higher education.

New book explores Great Recession's impact on higher education

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 20, 2015

No sector of the economy was left unscathed in the aftermath of the Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009 but whose aftereffects continue to linger today.

Published Date: February 20, 2015


Clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families, says a new study co-written by Amit Kramer, a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor.

Changes in work, family demands affect body mass index of dual-income earners

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 18, 2015

A study co-written by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows that clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families.

Published Date: February 18, 2015